A Year Ago, Today

December 11, 2008 at 7:37 am 1 comment

Posted Date: : Dec 11, 2008 8:10 PM

I remember visiting the BostonBuddies website everyday to look at “Willy”‘s picture and to see if there was any new info on him. And then I finally gave in and rang Rachael for a description. This was what Rachael said to me: “Lili, Willy is PERFECT. I want to take him home myself. He is a calm dog… he is perfect.” And then she told me that there were two other people interested in him… did I want to meet him?

I made an appointment… Wes and I drove out to Long Beach …

[did I already call him “Boogie”?? I must’ve been testing out his new adoption name already :)]

The lady who ran the boarding house – you could tell – was disappointed to let him go. She had bonded with this boy. He was her favorite.

One year later, we are learning that this little dog is by no means a “perfect” dog. He is very naughty. OK, you can blame his parents for spoiling him and especially for introducing him to the concept of receiving food from the human dining table… I will live forever to regret this move 🙂 And think of all those murdered cushions and plush toys and the many times he went through my trash…

Regardless, I love Boogie. I cannot imagine life without him. He puts a smile on my face every morning and gets me out of my chair during the day (…to chase him, ball in mouth, around the apartment). He is a bundle of sweetness and amusement. He is the best little dog in our world. Thank you, Boston Buddies, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOOGIE MONSTER!

Entry filed under: Rescue.

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  • 1. Alex V  |  June 14, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Oh, lili! I had a similar experience! My pup Isabella, a sweet smart rescued cocker whom I adopted last year, was described by her foster mom as “great with other dogs &people, and an option for kids”. Boy did she have them fooled! within a couple of weeks after adopting her, she began showing her true colors and showed moderate reactivity to other dogs, and men. (warning growl/snapped at men, made contact with clothes, growled and lunged at some dogs on walks, good with most dogs). Right now I’m going through a lot of training with her. Im trying to do as much training as possible and get her as far as she can go in overcoming this, but loving her all the way through. Thanks for sharing your experiences on this blog!


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