Pets of the Week: Durango, Jester, Champ and BonsaiJanuary 4th, 2012
This week’s pet of the week article was shared with us by one of our Facebook fans. Take a look at what he has to say about four of his favorite pals!
“I have had animals all my life, dogs and cats. My dogs were always my best buddies, playmates and protectors as a kid and as I have become older they are my children, my confidants, my comfort and sanity on many days. Three of our babies were rescued and one was bought as a puppy. Our big boy, Durango, is a ten-year- old chocolate lab; our five-year-old Lhasa Apso is Jester; our four-year- old Pekingese is Bonsai (even though he is the smallest, he is the BOSS around here), and then we have our four-year-old, Champ, who is a shepherd/collie mix.
There are many days when I look at my boys and think I was the one rescued by them, not the other way around. I was diagnosed this past March with Multiple Sclerosis and I have had five spinal surgeries since 2003. All the medications I am on cannot give me the peace that and comfort that our fur-boys give every day, every second, every minute. I could live forever and not be able to return the love they give to me and others.
Each one has their own personality, and just like children they can make you laugh and smile at the simplest things they do. I love at bedtime when all you have to do is say, “Champ, let’s go to bed,” and no matter where he is in a flash he is headed down the hall to the bedroom and he beats us onto the bed. I wish more people had the hearts of dogs; life would be a lot simpler and happier. They all loved their Christmas gifts from Santa “Hartz” – we bought a bag of Hartz pig ears for our lab, and he doesn’t and never has liked to play… or retrieve! I think he was just tied up outside and ignored before we adopted him. If you don’t have the time and you aren’t going to love these pups back then please don’t own a dog, that’s how I have always felt. All four of them have been blessings to me and my family because they are family too!
P.S. It’s been three days since the boys got their Hartz toys and they all still have their squeakers despite Jester’s dogged determination! The longest lasting squeaker until now was less than 12 hours.”
– Michael M., Hartz Facebook Fan