Saturday, June 04, 2011

BIG Mac ….

It has been a long and scary journey for our little man, McCain.  We have been missing a puppy around here.  So very much.  I still tear up with the thought that is no longer with us and could not imagine another dog in our lives.

Often Tate would demand she wanted her Mesa back.  She was done sharing her pup in heaven with Jesus and our Heavenly Father.  DONE.  If she saw a dog on the street she wanted me to pull over so she could pet the dog.  I knew that I had to get a dog for my girl and decided it had to be the opposite of my Mesa.  SMALL, hair not fur and an adult dog.

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One day on the way home from work I passed an animal shelter and felt I should turn the car around and check out the shelter.  I knew I wanted an adult, Poodle or Shih Tzu mix for the hair factor.  In one of the cages there was an adorable grey poodle-ish pup full of personality.  In the same cage was quivering in the corner, a dirty dog.  I quickly passed by all the cages and left the shelter.  For days I could not get that quivering pup out of my mind.  Something about him pulled at my heart and a week later I went back to hold him. This shaky stinky dog peed on me, would not make contact and ran to the nearest corner to hide.  My heart was mush and he had to be mine.  Poor little man had to endure a quick bath, a clip job and an umbilical hernia repair before this little traumatized dog could come home to live in this land of pamper and love.

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This has been a HUGE adjustment for him.  He was found in a field and brought into the shelter.  I suspect he was hit or kicked because he is so skid-ish to an outstretched hand or moving Tate feet.  It has been three weeks that Big Mac has been with us… he has come a long way with his fright but still has a ways to go until he  totally trusts us. 

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Emerging is a cute spunky dog full of personality.  Tate adores him.


Laura said...

It will come. It will take time but he will realize that you are a safe person. He looks like a cute little stud with his hair cut. I love the brown ears!

Tracy said...

What a sweet story. It sounds like you are doing all the right things with Tate's dog. He is a handsome man.

Circe said...

McCain looks a hundred percent better now! You had a good eye for a treasure in this little mutt. :) He's a cutie!

Virginia said...

Aww what an adorable little guy, and how wonderful that he has a great home now.

Gin =)

Tabitha said...

Boy! What a haircut can do!! He is very cute!

Blain & Maggie said...

What an adorable dog! He looks very much like he's a Shih Tzu mix. We have a Shih Apso (1/2 Shih Tzu, 1/2 Lasa Apso) and he's wonderful with our kids. That's so great you found him and he's bonding so well to you and Tate. Love the pictures of the 2 of them together.

Johnny said...

For the right people, dogs are more forgiving than humans. Best wishes.

Eileen said...

SO, So cute!!