Dudley is not the dog I expected when I adopted a street dog who was also a tripawd and pitbull mix from a horrible area outside of Houston Texas. Today he heard the neighbor’s dogs barking and hopped up, tail wagging because we usually do a morning walk on my weekends. We went out and happened to pass by the neighbor’s house where their grandkid (6 year old) was clipping blackberries in the horse pasture. I managed to make verbal contact with my neighbor who said “bring the dude up” and off we went!!!
Never mind that it was Thanksgiving and that they were preparing for family dinner. Dudley wanted to do a property inspection and hang out with his buddies as well as see the kids, etc. He is just the most social dog ever. he wants to say hello to everyone, the horse, the cats, the dogs, the crow, the people…And if you’re cooking food, he is more than content to plop down on the floor in the kitchen. just in case food falls, he is there to catch it.
As of right now, he has moved from his comfy bed to laying right behind me since he got a few smidgens of a locally smoked ham. We are doing the Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday with our family so we did a little something special tonight but once we have our family dinner, it will be all stops out. Dudley will probably go into glutton mode for one night!
One ironic thing is that my neighbors daughter is a vet tech. She made sure to let me know that I need to test him for heartworm 6 months after him coming to Oregon. She also witnessed her first amputation of a limb when she was 10 years old with a local vet. When she met Dudley, the first thing she did was out of instinct, she checked his ears since he’s a floppy eared boy. She didn’t say anything so I assume we are all good 🙂 Dudley has done amazing with her kids, a 1 year old (just smelled the feet) a 3 year old and a 6 year old. He is just the most wonderful happy dog even with all he’s been through.