True Pittie Story

31 May

Buddy and Pretty

This pic is one of my favorite Wordless Wednesday photos. I thought I had to share this duos story, so let’s call today’s post “True Pittie Story…”

One recent evening while approaching the dog park, my eyes immediately locked on two new dogs – pitties, of course. Buddy, was leaping in the air after balls (for a stocky boy, he surely jumped high). Pretty was indeed gorgeous but super worried and cautious about the new surroundings. They seemed to have a nice owner who was keeping an eye out to make sure they didn’t get into trouble. They were the sweetest things. Other dogs liked them and the people were loving all over Buddy. Pretty, as I mentioned, was shy. But both were responsive to their dad.

Pretty

Buddy

So, it was a total surprise to me, that he recently adopted BOTH of them! That’s when I found out how lucky these pups were. The pooches had belonged to his friend who suddenly died. Friends and family needed to find homes for his four dogs – all rescued pit bulls. Buddy and Pretty’s new dad stepped up to the plate for these two. They were the most bonded and it seemed like they (especially Pretty) would flourish being in a home with less dogs. He knew the dogs, spent lots of time with them and couldn’t turn his back. I am sure his whole life has changed now…evening time now at the dog park, lots of walks and whole new responsibilities. I don’t know the owner well, but I can tell he loves these dogs and the new path they brought him.

Within weeks, Pretty has blossomed into a more social and confident girl who will come by for a nice pet. Buddy has decreased his jumping and is much more polite! These three have found their groove. Check out Pretty making friends:

Finally relaxed

Pretty loves dogs!

This is a such a happy ending, but as most know, this isn’t the norm. Most folks don’t make plans for their pets if situations like this arise. I know it’s something that’s hard to discuss but it’s so important. So, take a moment this week and make a plan. Find a person you think would take on your pets as their own if something happens to you. Then ask them to be your dog or cat’s “godparent.” Here are some great links to help you:

ASPCA Pet Trusts

Providing for your Pets in cases of Death – NYC Bar Association

Providing for your Pet’s future

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8 Responses to “True Pittie Story”

  1. Two Grads May 31, 2012 at 10:19 AM #

    What a great post. Good story and information.

  2. Rebelwerewolf May 31, 2012 at 10:41 AM #

    Glad that Buddy and Pretty were able to find a loving new home. The shelter where we adopted Badger from actually made us sign a clause that if we weren’t able to keep him for whatever reason, he’d go back there.

  3. dragondix2 May 31, 2012 at 2:42 PM #

    That’s a really important point. Thanks for sharing that.

  4. dragondix2 May 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM #

    That’s such an important point! Thanks for sharing this story.

  5. barbarajkennedy1014 May 31, 2012 at 2:51 PM #

    Those dogs are lovely- in photos and in person. I’m happy they were able to find a loving home.
    Planning care for our animals future when something happens to is so important. Often younger people don’t think it applies to them, and older people find the subject too close to home. The information you added is invaluable. Thanks.

    Thanks for adding this information to your blog.

  6. Emily May 31, 2012 at 5:17 PM #

    That is so sweet that he was willing to do that for his friend (and those two pups). I recently asked one of my best friends if she would be willing to take on Turk & Rufus if something happened to Daniel and I. She willingly said yes and she dotes on my pups (whom she calls her “nephews” and says she is their aunt.). I don’t like thinking about it, but it’s good to know that if something happened to me, she would step up to the plate for them.

  7. Tammy R May 31, 2012 at 5:23 PM #

    Beautiful story… And great info about finding god parents!

  8. Mimi & Cabana June 2, 2012 at 3:01 PM #

    What a great idea. I don’t know who Cabana would go to if something happened to us (although there are 4 of us, so if something croaked all of us, she’d probably be croaked, too). Pretty looks like she’s been dipped in chocolate. Truly lucky dogs.

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