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There’s sure a lot of us rescued pups here and I gotta say we each have our own story to tell WOOF! While we all have a special bond with my Lady, Seager and her have somethin’ extra special! She dotes on him and he gobbles up the ‘tention! I’d say I’m jealous, but ya can see from the way he acts with my Lady, he REALLY loves her. So, for today…
I’ll let my Lady tell ya their special love story:
I’ll be the first to admit my furbabies are spoiled rotten! But with Valentine’s Day coming, I’ve got to be prepared with some special treats. One of Seager’s favorites are Milk-Bone® dog biscuits. But first, I need to explain why Seager’s favorite dog biscuit is a number one priority on my list for their Valentine’s Gifts!
While I love all my furbabies equally, and I know they love me, Seager has taught me the most about unconditional love, patience and courage. Seager came to us when he was two years old after my hubs came home and told me someone was giving away a dog. The more he talked about the dog and his horrible situation, I just couldn’t stand it. So, off we went to collect the dog. The dog he was talking about had been living in a very small pen where his dog house took up most of the room. There was barely room for him to run around the house. It was dirty, grown up in grass and literally jumping in fleas. The dog was covered in fleas and ticks and looked underweight.
The only human contact he had was whenever the owners decided to run out with a little food and water. That was the extent of his human contact. They said he was just to wild to do anything with. Well, go figure?! He was only a pup and starving for attention. The day we picked him up, he was so anxious to see people coming towards him, he was jumping up and down in his excitement. But when the gate opened, he darted out of his pen and ran around like a mad dog! Their answer was to put a little food on the ground. They said it was the only way he would come back. He did come back, and to our disbelief, inhaled the handful of food so fast he almost choked. Then tried to stick his head inside of the dog food bag. They said he always ate and drank like that. Well, the poor guy was starving and thirsty! But, while he gobbled that handful of food, we were able to get a leash on him and get him to our truck.
When we went to put him in the vehicle, they warned us he would go crazy and we shouldn’t put him in the front with us. I know some allow their dogs to ride in the back, but I never have. So, we continued on putting him in the front, all the while with them shaking their heads. As I petted him gently, Seager sat up in the seat like the perfect gentleman. He looked as though he were smiling and never registered a complaint about leaving the only home he had ever known. He was just looking at me as if to say “I know I’m getting sprung”! It was that moment when I fell in love with Seager and promised to make his life better. We left without him ever looking back.
Once home with us, he met his new sisters and we made an immediate appointment with the vet. That’s when we found that Seager’s problems weren’t over yet. Seager was found to have a heavy case of heartworms. The cure was going to be a long and painful ordeal, not to mention expensive. Nonetheless, plans were made to begin the treatment.
The first round of extremely painful shots really made him sick for the first week or so. Then even though he was here with other pups and large yard to play in, he couldn’t be allowed activity during the treatments. Sprung from his cage and still having to wait on the side lines and watch the others play, it broke my heart. Thirty days went by and he had to do it all over again. But, he held his head high and took the next series of shots like a trooper. Then faced another 30 days of no activity without complaint.
A year and a half has passed since Seager came to live with us and during that time he has wormed his way into all of our hearts with his courageous and loving attitude. With a never ending food and water supply, he no longer gulps down his food or drinks water like there will never be anymore. He’s not the wild dog they claimed him to be at all. He’s a sweet and gentle loving dog.
During quite times, he will lay his head on my lap and look into my eyes. I sometimes wonder what he’s thinking. Does he remember those bad times? Or does he only know the love he has now? I believe Seager knows we love him and he returns unconditional love to us. He had a horrible start to his life, patiently waiting for over two years to really start living his life. Then he had the ultimate courage to endure the painful heartworm treatments and is the picture of health these days. He made it through the horrors and still has a loving, sweet and trusting disposition. I believe he has earned the right to be spoiled rotten and I love showing him how much I love him by giving him his favorite Milk-Bone dog biscuits!
Sometimes I let him choose his own Milk-Bone dog biscuit from the box. He’s waits politely until I give him the go ahead and then he chooses only one. He knows he can get another with a simple ask or look with those big dark eyes.
Seager and I love our special time with just him and me. He learns new tricks or practices his basic commands. Other times, we just hang out for a little quite time and belly rubs. While I know he loves me, it’s these quite times I can see the furever love in his eyes.
This Valentine’s Day, Seager and the pack will be getting a special Valentine’s gift of Milk-Bone dog biscuits to show them how much I love them. Milk-Bone dog biscuits, extra play time and nice long belly rub should make for a nice Valentine’s Day for them.
Milk-Bone dog snacks would make a wonderful Valentine’s gift for your best friends too. So, the next time you’re at the store, be sure and grab a box of Milk-Bone dog biscuits and create some special memories with your furbaby!
Don’t forget to enter the Milk-Bone contest for a chance to win a year supply of Milk-Bone dog snacks and $1,000 cash prize! No purchase necessary. With that kind of prize, you could really spoil your pooch! Contest ends 2/13/14.
Is there a special way you show your pet you love them on Valentine’s Day?