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The Legacy - Author Unknown
When humans die,
they make a will
To leave their homes
and all they have
to those they love.
I, too, would make a will
if I could write.
To some poor wistful, lonely stray
I leave my happy home,
My dish, my cosy bed,
my cushioned chair, my toy.
The well loved lap,
the gentle stroking hand,
the loving voice,
The place I made in someone's heart,
The love that at the last could help me to
a peaceful painless end
Held in loving arms.
If I should die, Oh do not say,
"No more a pet I'll have,
to grieve me by it's loss"
Seek out some lonely, unloved dog
And give my place to him.
This is the legacy I leave behind -
'tis all I have to give.
Do I Go Home Today - Sandi Thompson
My family brought me home cradled in their arms.
They cuddled me and smiled at me, and said I was full of charm.
They played with me and laughed with me, they showered me with toys.
I sure do love my family especially the girls and boys.
The children loved to feed me, they gave me special treats.
They even let me sleep with them all snuggled in the sheets.
I used to go for walks, often several times a day.
They even fought to hold my leash, I'm very proud to say.
These are things I'll never forget a cherished memory.
I now live in a shelter without my family.
They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe.
But I didn't know the difference between the old ones and the new.
The kids and I would grab a rag for hours we would tug.
So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bathroom rug.
They said that I was out of control, and would have to live outside.
This I did not understand although I tried and tried.
The walks stopped, one by one; they said they hadn't time.
I wish that I could change things, I wish I knew my crime.
My life became so lonely, in the back yard on a chain.
I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.
So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why.
They said I caused an allergy, and then, kissed me goodbye.
If I'd only had some classes, as a little pup
I wouldn't have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.
"You only have one day left," I heard the worker say.
Does this mean a second chance? Do I go home today?
Weight: 17-18 lbs
Age: 7-8 years
OS to veterinarian
Good Markings - Black and White
Up to date on Bordatella, Rabies,and 7 in 1 shots.
Good with cats? NO CATS!
Good with children? NO KIDS!
Good with other dogs? Good with all dogs met so far
Special needs: none have been determined at this time.
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This beautiful boy was rescued by abtr in 2007. He came into our rescue because he was found shivering in a puddle and was extremely emaciated. We treated him for heartworms and got him adoptable at that time. We adopted him to a family with 2 young children.
I got a call from a vet because they found his microchip which led back to me and knowing that rescues have contracts to take their dogs back if for some reason the owner can't keep them, they contacted me.
The story goes, the husband brought the dog in to be euthanized because he bit the 8 year old who he has lived with since he was 3 years old in the face, but the owner didn't want to stay and watch the procedure done. While waiting on the vet to have some open time, a tech evaluated him and found him to be friendly with no aggression. One of the vet's employees wanted to adopt him, so they contacted the owner and asked him to sign a release form. When they scanned John, they found my chip so contacted me.
Wanda's notes: I was surprised that this dog bit the kid he lived with so long in the face, especially since the child isn't a toddler any longer and JonJon is a small Boston. All I can guess since the owner did not tell the vet the events that led up to the bite, is that the child must have hurt him somehow and had her face down next to or in his face at the time.
JonJon as I call him came in walking stiffly and holding his head just so. I think he had a pulled muscle in his neck, possibly pinched a nerve or had hurt his leg. I had him updated and vetted at the vet I picked him up at so he is ready to go as far as vetting. I didn't notice the stiff neck and walk until after I got him out of the vets office and got him home. I gave him some antiinflamatories I had on hand which seem to have helped him feel better as he is not holding himself as stiff as he was.
JonJon is now fat and sleek so his family took good care of him. I still can't figure out why they didn't call me to come get him rather than taking him to be euthanized as I told them I would take him back when they adopted him. I can find him a family without children to love him. He isn't aggressive towards kids, but I don't want this situation to arise ever again.
JonJon likes to sit in your lap. He sleeps in the bed with you and likes to get under the covers too. He knows sit and is good on a leash. JonJon LOVES to ride and goes straight to the van every time I go outside to take the dogs for a ride. He is a nice dog. Past the wildness of puppyhood, but yet still very playful. He does love to cuddle with you too. If you are looking for a dog that is settled, but not old, this is the boy for you. I like him and think that anyone would be happy to know and love him.
NEEDS A FOSTER
If you would like to contribute to John Stamos's vet bill, please feel free to use the donation button for your payment through Paypal or you can mail the payment to the vet with the notation 'American Boston Terrier Rescue - John Stamos to:
Cynthia Westbrook DVM.
822 N. Grand Ave.
Gainesville, TX 76240
Thank you for your assistance for this dog.