(This week’s featured pet is Lil’ May, a rescue pup who was VERY happy to find a home with OMP resident Beth Straebel. Read on for Beth’s story about this happy creature. And if you have a beloved pet you’d like to see in the Gazette, write up a few paragraphs and send it to me along with a few photos, [email protected]. -jb)
All of our dogs are rescues, and each has their own unique story. May was found wandering the streets in rough shape when she was picked up by the local Humane Society. She had a young pup running with her. Everyone assumed it was one of her pups, since she clearly had recently had a litter.
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On the day we adopted her, May came bounding out of the kennels, wiggling with joy from nose to tail. As I was signing the final papers, May suddenly jumped up on the counter (a good three feet!) as if to say, “Come on! Let’s get on with it!”
Some would say she is an odd collection of canine characteristics, but I think it all adds up to a charming look. She has short, stubby legs, floppy ears that are often off-kilter, a coat as thick as a husky’s, and so many folds of skin on her neck, they flap in the wind when she hangs out a car window.
But who can’t love a dog that is clearly happy every day of her life? Her tail is in constant motion, wagging away. She’s doesn’t have bad days or ornery moments. Despite her eyes starting to cloud gray with cataracts and her joints getting stiff, she’s always up for a walk and doesn’t seem to mind if she’s the one pulling up the rear.
We are blessed to have this funny, happy creature in our lives!