I’m Staying

March 25, 2010
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I’m Staying

Earlier this week I was officially declared a Final Refuge dog by Old Dog Haven. It took a little while to sink in. That means I get to stay at Asherpark forever, as long as I live. I won’t be put up for adoption. I will grow old and die in a place I...
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We’re Gonna Keep Him

March 24, 2010
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We’re Gonna Keep Him

I talked it over with Tess. We decided we have to keep Jack. He’s goofy in love with our mom. He cries if he doesn’t know where she is and since he’s deaf, he has trouble finding her. If I’m not busy with the ball, I’ll run along side Jack so he knows to...
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Beauty Is Deeper Than Fur

March 23, 2010
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Beauty Is Deeper Than Fur

When I was young people used to stop me on the street ’cause they thought I was good looking. I never understood why looks were so important. I come from a mixed family. Some of my siblings are black and white, some are red. I was the only blue merle of the litter. I...
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Politics

March 22, 2010
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Politics

Tess won’t tell me if she’s a Democrat or Republican. I don’t really care one way or the other, I’d just like to know what she thinks. So I brought the Republican stuffie out of the toy box and placed it on her side. I thought if she was a Democrat the stuffie would work...
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Darcy’s Final Bark

March 19, 2010
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Darcy’s Final Bark

      Thank you for taking the time to read Darcy’s story. He was a delightful spirit who asked for so little in this world. A loving soul, a true gentleman – he will be missed by all who were privileged to know him. You can download all of Darcy’s barks in a...
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The End

March 18, 2010
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The End

Now comes the part of my story I so regret having to tell. I did not fear to lose my life. After all, I had been a shelter dog, a stray, a throw away. I’ve said before I had few expectations about my place in this world. But in the end, in my wildest...
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The Time of Troubles

March 17, 2010
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The Time of Troubles

It began slowly and was perplexing to my people. I started to resist my daily walks, gently at first and then with more insistence. The man didn’t know what to do with me. He thought I only wanted to walk with my lady, but that was not the case. I only wanted to go...
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The Second Month

March 16, 2010
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The Second Month

It must be a special time. They put up colored lights and my lady is in the kitchen more than usual. That’s fine with me because I have an urgent need to know where she is at all times, and when she is in the kitchen I do not have to get up and...
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My Second Week

March 15, 2010
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My Second Week

People come and go from the house. The older son left and was replaced by his two younger brothers. They were both very nice to me. At first they joked about my weight, but soon they were taken with my personality and began to see my value. At night I was allowed to sleep with one son...
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Day Five

March 14, 2010
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Day Five

They told me I was going to see the vet. I didn’t believe them. She put the leash on me and started to lead me towards the car.  Where was I going? I didn’t want to go to a new place where I would be afraid all over again. Had I done something wrong?...
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