You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #11: Trouble was really lucky b/c his first rescue person was an elderly [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-05 01:21 PM
Response to Reply #3
11. Trouble was really lucky b/c his first rescue person was an elderly
gentleman who needed a therapy dog. Trouble was in his lap all day, every day. Treated with the gentleness a lonely person gives to his only friend. Apparently "the old man," as we refer to him, watched a lot of TV with him and gave him a security blanket. couldn't have been a better match for a traumatized puppy.

i had lost my first iggie, Mr Chompers (astra's brother) in a thanksgiving weekend pet-sitter tragedy. she didn't lock the gate. he was found scraped up, nearly dead by an EMS guy. he took him to the doggie ER and stayed until he died at 4am thanksgiving morning. i had posters up trying to find Mr Chompers. i had spent days walking the neighborhood yelling MR CHOMPERS -- CHOMPY. so did my husband and all of our friends from johnson city. we did this for days until the EMS guy and me had tracked each other down thru the poster and faxes to vets. i was standing under the steeple of the baptist church, ironically where he found him. taking the call on the cell phone. it was so tragic. chompy was blind and didn't last very long out in the cold. he died of exposure. we went to the ER and my husband identified his body. i couldn't look. he went back in the exam room. i heard them set something down -- metal on metal -- and them i heard my rock solid emotionless husband break down like... i don't know like what. like a grown man really feeling greif for the first time.

anyway, the people who were "caregivers" for this Old Man saw my posters for mr chompers and asked i wanted another dog. i said bring him over. he's been here ever since. his tag said "BOOTS DUNN TROUBLE."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC