Saturday, April 30, 2005

Hi! My Name is Teddy

Hello, my name is Teddy. My story starts out kinda sad but it's all turned out alright so far.

You see, before I ever came into this world, my mom knew some people that took care of her... or, they were supposed to. I don't know what happened, exactly, but I do know my mom ended up at the pound (I hear that can be a scary place). Her people didn't want her anymore and she was about to bring me and my brothers and sisters into the world.

As luck would have it, there was a very nice lady at the pound that day. She offered to take my mom home with her so mom could go ahead and bring us into the world. The people at the pound didn't like that so much. You see, there's already too many of us dogs in this world and the people at the pound have a very sad job. When us dogs start running around by ourselves or our owners don't want us anymore, we end up at the pound. There isn't enough room there so the pound people have to make room... and I don't like to think about how they do that. So, the pound people didn't want to send my mom out with all us puppies inside her so she could bring even more puppies in the world. I was almost never here!

But the nice lady was part of an animal rescue group and convinced them that she would find homes for my mom and all her pups.

It was a good thing she did what she did 'cause not long after here we came... twelve of us! Some of us were short, like me, others were tall. Some had short hair and others had long. It was a big mixed up group. For some reason, three didn't make it and there were nine of us left.

The nice lady had some friends and sent them an email about us. That's how my new mom and dad found out about me. They came to see me last Saturday and I was running around with one of my brothers and one of my sisters... my mom was there, too. The rest of us went to stay with some other rescue people until we could find permanent homes. My new mom and dad wanted to take me home but I still had to learn something before I could go with them. At least, I think I had to learn something. I'm pretty sure I heard someone say I was gonna get tutored first.

I musta learned whatever it was because they came to PetSmart this afternoon and picked me up. I got a new collar, and a new toy, and some new treats, and the nice lady who made sure I was here to be loved by my new mom and dad said goodbye.

I was okay until we got into the car. Mom and dad put me in one of those boxes with the metal doors and I wasn't too happy about it. I was really tired, though, and gave up the fight pretty quick and fell asleep. When I woke up we were almost to my new home where I met my new brother, JD. I was a little scared of him at first and tried to act all tough but we really hit it off and we're starting to understand each other.

Well, I have a fuzzy carrot that needs some chewing on so I'm going to go do that.

Until next time...