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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-05 01:21 PM
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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."
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