Petey photos

These photos are not posed

Benny the day I met him

Benny the day I met him

 

When I adopted my dogs I never consciously looked for dogs like ones that have been in my life before. Things just seem to occur at a moment when life intertwines and the right dogs find me.

One week after Coco passed away, Benny came to us. When I adopted Benny he looked nothing like Coco. He was so different. But over time they seemed to morph into such similar dogs.

The same thing is happening with Kirby and Petey.

Coco in her favorite "pose"

Coco in her favorite “pose”

Petey came to me the week we lost Kirby.

They were pretty similar both being small grey poodles.

But Petey had no teeth and was much smaller than Kirby.

Benny today in HIS favorite pose

Benny today in HIS favorite pose

And his facial shape was very different.

But now they look so similar if I don’t name the photos I can’t tell them apart!

I don’t know why this happens but I do know I choose dogs based solely upon personality and temperament, not looks.

Kirby as I will always remember him

Kirby as I will always remember him

Kirby as happy as can be

Kirby as happy as can be

I look in their eyes and look for that spark that says “I need to work. I need to be with people. I need to learn.”

This really is Petey!

This really is Petey!

So when I now look back on the early photos of Benny and put them side by side with Coco, and look at Petey and remember Kirby, I know there is so much more helping me create my family each and every time.

This is Petey - can you believe it?

This is Petey – can you believe it?

The right dogs always find us, even when we are not looking.

Petey is a Love Dog

Petey is the most loving dog

Petey is the most loving dog

Petey is the perfect dog for me and now for countless others.

Dropped off at a shelter at over ten years old, Petey had to have all of his teeth removed and his hair shaved down.

He is tiny, just a little over four pounds. And he has low vision.

Petey sits up like a champ

Petey sits up like a champ

But he has the biggest, warmest, most loving heart.

He never looked back. The moment I met him and picked up his skinny little body, then just three pounds, he curled up into the crook of my neck and never left.

He learned how to walk nicely on a soft leash, how to sit and down on a blanket, how to look at anyone who calls his new name, how to cuddle up real close and stay in that position FOREVER!

He learned how to maneuver around obstacles and to be quiet and never touch anything on the floor.

He learned how to sit quietly and look deep into people’s eyes.

Then he goes into a smooth Down

Then he goes into a smooth Down

He learned how to be held for up to thirty seconds and want more!

He learned how to remain calm and still as new people pet him.

He will snuggle on a lap forever

He will snuggle on a lap forever

He learned how to stop walking when his mom stops walking.

He learned everything his new mom could teach him.

But one thing she did not have to teach Petey.

How to LOVE.

Because of all the things Love Dogs need to learn that is most important.

And Petey already knew how to do that.

But he loves nothing more than being held real close

But he loves nothing more than being held real close

Love with a full heart.

Love people even though people thought he was too old and got rid of him. Love people even though people neglected him and let his hair get matted and filthy. Love people even though people did not care for his teeth or give him the right food.

Love people now safe in the arms of his new mom knowing that perhaps the first half of his life was not too promising but that the last half will be spectacular.

The first, second, third or even fourth home (as in Benny’s case) does not matter nearly as much as the LAST home and Petey’s last home is with Sue and Benny and thousands of people he will meet as a Love Dog.

Congratulations Petey!

Congratulations Petey!

Congratulations Petey!

Our newest Love Dog.