Saturday, March 22, 2008

Welcome Home!


"Irish"


Welcome the newest member of our family, a three-year-old Pomeranian male who we've named Irish (no one knows his original name). We adopted him through a rescue organization, which in turn got him from a shelter that had him slated for euthanasia. He is extremely timid because (1) he was lost and had no tags, (2) the dog catcher grabbed him with a pole (he has the neck scars to prove it), (3) his fur was so matted they had to completely shave his body (so I can't show him full-body because he's naked), and (4) he had his manhood (doghood?) surgically removed on Wednesday.

The furball behind him is Molly, who finally has one of her kind since Punkers left us. It's going to take time for him to get used to his new home and humans, but we've already found out two things about him: He likes groceries, and he knows how to use the dog door.

He doesn't replace Punkers because no dog can replace her, but we'll give him all the "Irish" love and care that we can. As the rescue people say, it's all about saving one little animal life at a time.

10 comments:

Rhonda said...

Tell Irish he is just the cutest thing ever. And I LOVE his new name!

Kim Ayres said...

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Mary Witzl said...

Nice little dog, Charlie! And yes, you can only save them one at a time, but saving one is better than saving zero.

One of the strays I used to care for in Japan was caught by a dog-catcher, collared by that wire ring around the neck thing they use. I was so upset I burst into tears and begged him to let the dog go. He did, too. That's the only time I've ever done the 'tears as weapons' thing and it was entirely spontaneous and effective. Of course I tried it again subsequently, but it never worked; I didn't have the incentive.

Lola Magnolia said...

YAY! With that red fur, does Irish have that fiery temper too?! ;)

Congratulations! Isn't it a wonderful feeling to give a dog a much needed home?

The best of luck to you, Martha and Molly!

Stinkypaw said...

A big warm welcome to Irish, he's too cute! I'm sure he'll do fine in his new home with all the love & care he'll receive. You guys did good!

Anonymous said...

"Irish" is so appropriate.

May you help heal each other's wounds one lick at a time.

Katy

Anonymous said...

By the way, we have an actual tooty bear at our house whose name is uncharacteristically, Tootie.

You push on his belly and he toots then says, "Excuuuuuse me!"

I'm very tempted to send it to you, but I wouldn't want to scare Irish with ill manners.
:}

Katy

Sophia said...

Oh my gosh, he is the cutest, cutest, CUTEST! Woof!

Stella said...

Oh Irish is soooo cute!! I hope he is helping to heal you, Martha and Molly

Pendullum said...

Welcome to your latest edition to your family....