Hi guys, thanks for the awesome welcome! Yep, my gang probably has about 100 stuffed animals or more. They LOVE toys, and don't take long to go through them! They also have tons of harder chew toys, so sometimes we have to take the stuffies away so they don't make a mess, LOL.
I'll give you guys a bit more history on Bo and Katie, then I'll introduce y'all to their brothers and sisters. I adopted Katie last year from a local animal rescue. She was turned into a very high kill shelter by a man that either found her tied to a tree, or hanging from a tree. No one ever got the story straight. She was pregnant, and heartowmr positive. She delivered her puppies at the rescue and they were soon adopted out.
I went to Petsmart that day to buy a dog toy and she was there for the rescue's adoption day. I was looking at the cute fluffy dogs they had for adoption and came across this very skinny, dirty little beagle in a cage at the end of the row. I fell in love, payed the adoption fee, and that was it!
Bo was adopted in January of this year. I was driving home from work and was doing 60 down a highway when I entered a curve and there was Bo in the middle of the highway, not planning on moving out the way! I turned around, grabbed him, and took him home. No one ever came foward to claim him and he was anemic, malnourished, unneutered, and filled with ticks and worms. We neutered him, fixed him up, and now he's just plain spoiled rotten. Everything he wants, he gets!
He's extremely handshy, and scared of loud noises, so we really think he was abused/mistreated. But never again!
Okay, now here's pics and some info on Bo and Katie's brothers and sisters.
Audubon is a 7 year english pointer/dalmation mix was adopted from a local animal rescue when she was 9 weeks old. She was one of a litter of puppies that had been found abandoned on a road.
Jake is a 10 year old Shih Tzu who, at 9 years old, was given up by his previous owner because he was no longer wanted. Jake took a long time to become adjusted to his new home here, he just couldn't seem to understand why after all those years, he had to live somewhere new, with a new family. But all the other rescue doggies here showed him the ropes, and with tons of love, compassion, and lots of treats, Jake is now one of the happiest dogs you could ever meet!
Blue is a 10 year old pit bull. When he was 6 weeks old, someone brought him into the clinic where I work with a crushed skull and other injuries. The person abandoned him and never came back for him, so the clinic adopted him as a resident dog. After I started working there, I felt so bad for Blue. He cannot open his mouth but about a 1/2 inch (he licks his food up and swallows whole) and as a result, his teeth were really bad, he drooled, and he was awfully smelly so no one at the clinic messed with him. He pretty much lived in a kennel for 10 years. I asked if I could adopt him and they said yes. I was thrilled! I had a dental done on him, and now his mouth smells fine. He is my special buddy and him and I do everything together! He's definitely a whole new dog since getting a home, he's so happy and rambunctious, no one believes he's really 10!
And last but not least, is Callie my 3 year old long haired dachshund. She's really petite, at only 7 pounds. Callie is my 'newbie', I just got her 2 weeks ago. She was a breeder female for a horrible breeder that was moving out of state and was taking Callie to the pound because Callie's last three litters were stillborns and she claims Callie was 'no use' to her. I took Callie instead and was $300 in debt the next day in vet bills! Callie was pregnant with stillborn pups, so we spayed her immediately. Her teeth were in extremely horrid condition and she ended up losing 10 more during the dental procedure. All that's the past now and Callie is quickly becoming very spoiled!
And that's my crew! Of dogs, at least. I have nothing short of a zoo at my house, LOL.