This weekend we were thrilled to be temporarily reunited with one of our foster dogs. Usually, once we return them to the Humane Society, we have no idea what happens to them. Zoe is different. One of our friends had been thinking about adopting a dog and when she saw Zoe, she knew she had found the perfect dog! Okay, she may not be perfect, but she is pretty close! Once she was returned to the Humane Society, our friend rushed in to adopt her. That was a couple of years ago. This weekend, they had to go out of town and Zoe couldn’t go with, so we happily volunteered to take her.
|Zoe 2010, with a favorite ball.|
Zoe originally came to us as a puppy. She was 4 months old. Her puppy teeth were just starting to fall out. Anyone who has ever had a dog this age knows how energetic and playful they are. Zoe was different.
Her back leg muscles were so under developed that she could barely stand. She couldn’t walk much past the driveway without being overcome with exhaustion. She didn’t play. When she stood, her little legs would quiver with the effort. That wasn’t the worst part though. She had had an embedded collar. A wound one inch deep on her little puppy neck that went from one ear to the other. Of course it had been cleaned and stitched by the time I got her, but it was still pretty bad.
4 months old, after sutures were removed.
How could you not love that face?
|Zoe 2010, playing with my dog Loki.
He mostly stood in one place while she zipped around all over the place.
My other dog, Chewy, made a very brief entrance to give a good sniff.