Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Meet Muffin...


I have been meaning to introduce you to Muffin for quite some time now. Muffin is a 12 year old lab cross that joined our family back in September. She had brought her luggage and checked into the local Humane Society in July, soon twisting the staff around her tail with her loving, happy personality. But, poor Muffin, nobody seemed to want an old doggie for their own. Everyone was scared that they would love her to much and she would go to Heaven in too short of a time. Our own 12 year old lab, Blackie, had been lonely since our Hannah passed away last Christmas, so we decided to bring Muffin home. They could keep each other company. It has worked out splendidly so far.

Muffin had been found in the south end of our county just running around in the woods. A gathering of people took over a meadow for a wedding in July and Muffin latched on to all of the little kids who were in attendance of the grand event. These same people loved her but couldn't keep her so they called our Doggie Police to come and find her a good home. Muffin's toenails were so long that she could barely walk and she had a horrible bladder infection raging inside of her. Muffin does have an implant with her registration in it, but they could not locate her owner, somewhere in a different county of our state. We were told that a lot of the homeless people's dogs are implanted with this type of registration, so they think that our Muffin was homeless. The Clatsop County Humane Society took good care of her and got her all doctored up before trying to find her a family to love. You now know the rest of the story. Muffin is no longer homeless and she rather enjoys sleeping on her doggie bed and going for long walks...

14 comments:

Wende said...

Oh, sweet dog. And sweet you, taking Muffin in. :D

Jeni said...

Aw, Paula - a story really after my heart! Dogs - black one to boot - and of course, it's a sweet lovable black dog -aren't they all though? That really did my heart good to see that great puppy get a warm, loving home and even a great playmate too!

Terri said...

You know, I love my Bostons, but when it's time to get a "new" dog I think I'll do what you did and go to the Humane Society and get an older dog. They are often so lovely and laid back and already potty trained!
Congratulations on your new family member!
God bless.
Terri

Shelby said...

Muffin looks precious! We got our dog from the Humane Society. . love him... :)

Kathleen Marie said...

Both are cats were from the Humane Society. My soon to be son-in-law rescued Rez (Japanese Bobtail) who was in a cattery -- abusive and used for breeding. He is now happily neutered and doing well although he is horrible scared of feet and is not used to being held. CJ was an abandaned, freezing, starving kitty. They didn't think he would make it but I bottle fed him for awhile and now he is healthy and sweet as ever and loves to cuddle. I think rescued animals make the best pets ever! Hugs!

happy zombie said...

When I saw your flickr pic I was going to ask if you had a new dog! Congratulations and welcome Muffin! Lucky dog, lucky family!

Muffin will have to come up and meet the girls!

Susan said...

It looks to me as if Muffin is so grateful to be rescued. Her eyes are glowing with love for her new family!
Your sis,
Susan : )

Stacey said...

Hi Muffin,
What a sweet doggie tale. She looks so happy to be with her new family!!!

Mary said...

She is a darling. Wish we lived close so she and Meeko, my Alaskan malamute could romp together. He likes all dogs and is very social.

I'm glad Muffin has found a good home. Her situation could have ended in tragedy. Thank you for adopting her.

Blessings,
Mary

Liquid Sky Arts said...

I'm glad she found your family, she's got a great life now. My dogs have chips too... I've never filled out the papers to register them though. It's so weird, they implant them as puppies. I think dog tags still do the trick. ;)

Mimi said...

what a great ending to a sad story for the old muffin man...
Now he has a happy home in which to end his life...
so sweet for him and you and your own doggie....
he is a beautiful dog!!

=^..^= said...

God bless you for taking in the sweet old girl. I'm so glad her remaining years will be filled with love and happiness. You've done a good thing !

Jodi Renshaw said...

Congratulatios! I am so happy she has a family like yours. Just wonderful.

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

It think its great when someone takes home an older dog so it can spend its remaining time on earth with loving and caring people. Muffin still looks very lovable!