Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Utah Humane Society's site and I saw a little YouTube clip of this hyena/deer/chihuahua mix and FELL HARD for the little guy. We talked it over and decided just to give him a visit the next day. In the video, he seemed suuuuper timid and we were worried he would be aggressive and scared since all the info the shelter had was that he was a stray.
Friday afternoon we stopped in to the chaos of the adoption center. Dogs yelping and wailing and about thousand kittens in the front lobby all waiting for homes. It was a pretty sad sight. Here's a tip: do not, DO NOT go to the pound thinking you'll "just look around." You will want to take home every, single, sad little face that looks at you through their kennel door. I probably would have single-handedly taken home ALL of the cats there on Friday and I despise cats. Luckily, Shug was there to talk some sense into me!
We walked up to Tucker's kennel and saw this dirty, little, sable ball wrapped about as tightly as it could in the corner of his cage. We talked sweetly to him and the ball slowly unrolled into the skinniest little dog. He was hacking from what I presumed to be kennel cough and had petrified boogers in his eyes and blocking his little nose. He had scabs on his front legs and tail where something had taken a chunk out of his hide and patches of fur were missing where the shelter had to cut out burrs and knots. I about lost it right then and there.
He carefully walked to the door of the kennel and gave Shug and I a friendly lick. We opened the door and Tucker started wagging his tail, so we took that as a green light to give him a scratch or two. He liked us! We decided to take him for a walk to get to know each other a little better. As soon as we sat down outside he jumped in Shug's lap and curled up. It was pretty much a done deal at this point! Tucker was probably the sweetest little thing we had ever met!
His cough and wounds are already getting better and a couple of baths took care of his boogers! He seems so happy and relaxed with us, so I'm thinking he better stick around! Do any of you have two dogs? Do they get along? I'd love to know!