Monday, November 10, 2008

A Story of a Rescue Dog Named Dexter

Our newly President Elect has promised to keep one of his campaign promises to his daughters by getting them a new puppy. Our new First Lady elect made the politically correct statement that the family would adopt a rescue puppy from a shelter. I think this is a famously grand idea...and let me tell you why.
My favorite aunt recently adopted a rescue dog, Dexter, who is part beagle and dachshund. Dexter had a very heartbreaking beginning as he and about 140 other dogs were emancipated from a puppy mill in Missouri last July. This particular puppy mill breed beagles and dachshunds. Dexter was considered a "mistake" and put in a cage where he lived over 2 years of his life before his intervention took place. Dexter never had human interaction. He never knew the joy of a belly rub or played tug on an old pair of slippers. Never once did imagine what it would be like to sleep in a bed because he lived his two years in a cage. Outside. Cold. Alone from human kindness.
But Dexter's life changed in ways I am sure he never imagined. For the past 6 weeks, Dexter lives with a human who thinks he has hung the moon. And Dexter appreciates this new found love and attention in ways I am sure we will never fully understand. This four legged canine is calm and gentle and behaved well beyond any dog trained by the Dog Whisperer himself.
When Dexter looks into the eyes of his new mommy, he loves her unconditionally. I have witnessed the bond between canine and human and it is exceptional to watch.
So President Elect Obama and First Family, I applaud you! Make right by your promise and seek a shelter for your hypoallergenic dog because you will find a friend like no other!


The Hunter's Wife said...

I too hope that is how they come to find their dog.

Mauigirl said...

What a wonderful happy ending for Dexter and his new family. I hope the same for whatever dog the Obamas choose. There are plenty of rescue organizations for specific breeds if they aren't able to find what they need at a regular shelter.

Mental P Mama said...

I agree. My Dora is a beagle mix. I love her to bits!

Jo said...

Yay Dexter! And Yay your favorite aunt.

My dogs have always been "Heinz 57s" from rescue shelters, and they are always the best dogs!

I can't imagine anyone abusing a dog the way Dexter was abused. It's beyond my understanding.

LuLu and LoLLy! said...

We are two Maltese dogs from Texas and we thought this was put outstandingly. LoLLy is a rescue and like Dexter she had some eggstremely bad things but now she is part of our pack and things are much better and we focus on the good times and in fact try to help raise awareness and money for other rescues, in happy and fun ways. Thank you for putting this very beautifully, we are very hopeful that the new Prez will get a new rescue dog and that the new doggy will get her own Cabinet, since the Prez does, and that the new doggy cabinet will be filled with outstanding treats. Love, Your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy!