July 9, 2018

Let me tell you about my friend Bud.  He is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix, who along with his brother Dixon, are residents at HSNEI Love and Friendship Center for over 2 years now.  Bud and his brother have been patiently waiting for their “person” to come take them home. Countless times potential adopters have walked by his kennel without so much as a glance.

Bud:  Why doesn’t anyone stop to say hi to me?  I don’t bark when you are near my kennel. I always try to be on my best behavior.  I know my basic commands. I always sit when I am told. I walk well on a leash, trying not to pull too hard for the person walking me. I love everyone I meet. Why doesn’t anyone want me?

Speaking as a volunteer who has known Bud and Dixon since they first arrived at the Center, they are both great dogs! Always happy go lucky! I call Bud “My Bud Man”, he seems to like that!  We go on car rides together, which he absolutely loves. His favorite thing is ice cream at McDonalds. But don’t le...

February 1, 2018

Last Sunday morning while I was at the HSNEI center volunteering, I had a special moment with a very special dog. 

Scott and I were going about our regular routine, getting dogs out their first time, feeding dogs, and then getting the dogs out a second time for walks.  I started my walking routine with Zooie. It had just snowed a light dusting that morning, just enough to cover the roadways.  I got Zooie out of her kennel and proceeded to go on our walk. We were doing great, moving right along walking along side of the road.  Then suddenly I hit an ice patch under the snow that I never saw.  Yup, I wiped out!  As I was going down, Zooie instantly stopped and then came running back to me.  With a look of concern on her face, she stayed there right by my side.  After a few moments to compose myself, I slowly got up with her assistance.  She had let me use her for leverage.  Thankfully I was fine and only my ego was bruised, and grateful there were no other witnesses....

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