Yet another sappy dog story
Not Rex. It’s Buck. And a woman with cancer. Wait – the ending is really happy. Sigh. Wandered off. Well, it’s the weekend – no one’s really gonna read this anyway.
So this is short. (HA! I heard you snort over that.)
- Beloved preschool teacher. She was magic with kids: used the Dog Whisperer techniques to herd each year’s pack of preschool kids through the school year. Adored by all.
- Gets cancer.
- Beats cancer (Tina has such spirit.)
- Back to the kids and the future
- Surprise email sent to all her friends – many are former parents of students who have stayed in touch
- Cancer is back – bad this time.
- FIghting hard.
Buck, her dog is frantically trying to protect her from a danger he cannot understand or threaten away with growls – but he tries
The sicker she gets – the more fiercely protective he becomes of her and her family.
- The cancer will win this time – no real hope.
- Confused Buck fights the invisible
- During a walk with his weak owner, a well-wisher, an older woman, comes over to chat.
- Buck goes in to extreme protective mode. Pulls owner down. Knocks elderly woman down and grabs her arm
- The elderly woman – and everyone says it’s just a little scratch – very little blood
- But a neighbor seeing the ruckus – and concerned for the weak cancer patient calls paramedics
- Because there is blood – even though a tiny bit – it is reported as a dog attack
- Buck is now classified as a “dangerous dog” by animal control and is micro chipped with that information
If he ends up in a shelter, he will instantly be killed: “biter”
- No rescue group or shelter will be able to take him
- Owner is now making final plans. Family concerns are settled as much as they can be, but…
What about Buck? She is frantic to protect his future – and find him a home
- A home: must be able to deal with emotional, confused dog with behavior issues…a basket case.
- So an email goes out ( Read this article for the complete story up to here: “Woman Needs Home for Dog”)
- WAIT! It’s going to be OK
- Lots of people offering homes – over 300! But which would be best for Buck?
- Like Goldilocks, Buck will be getting the perfect place.
- (And it’s not the one with goats…yeah, Buck didn’t want goats for siblings)
- Who did she pick?
- Someone absolutely perfect
- They need each other. (Boogie would approve)
- So READ HERE to find out: “Update: A New Home for Buck”
OK, So it wasn’t short.
But it is a happy story and I try to keep my promises.
Just like Tina did for Buck.
Now carry on.
(Now back to regular scheduled non-dog blogging….)
Always a sucker for a sad doggy,
Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge