Friday, March 30

ten reasons to love Used Dog...

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reason one:
its been over 11 years since we found you, abandoned twice with little hope, at a last chance shelter. you looked at me with those 'puppy pound' eyes, (just as you have every day since) and melted my heart.


reason two:
you taught 4 young children how to love a doggie, you gave them memories to take into their adult lives of 'our first family dog', something so simple and yet such a gift

reason three:
you wear a floral neckerchief


reason four:
you keep secrets better than anyone else i know

reason five:
you taught a pesky dog how to be a little less pesky and in return, said pesky doggie taught you in your twilight years to be a 'little pesky'


reason six:
when you spy a squirrel at the bottom of the yard, you still believe there is one half of a 2 year old greyhound inside of your aging 13 year old body

reason seven:
you fall over, but always pick yourself up

reason eight:
despite the odds stacked way way against you, nearly 5 months on you are thinking about changing your name from Used Dog to Miracle Dog and quite rightly so

reason nine:
you are without a doubt, the most preciously peachy second hand forsaken soul i have ever found

reason ten:
for nearly 12 years you have been my constant canine companion, my best friend, and my good fortune

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she and Used Miracle Dog are thanking you most kindly for all the 'fingers, toes, paws, claws, wings and hooves' crossing over the past few months ~ Tif 

67 comments:

thriftwood said...

What a lovely post! We once rescued a pup that had been to several homes and was only a few months old, they even named him Boomerang because he kept coming back ... We kept him and he was the most loyal and faithful friend you could have wished for. And of course, we renamed him xxx

Debby said...

I am so happy that our prayers helped. I ove that you call him "used dog" but I like miracle dog even better. Stay well sweet doggie.

huismus said...

We also found a doggie abandoned, tied to a tree
with little trust left for humans
Now two years later on , he loves us just as we love him

Tasha Hale said...

You made me cry with this one!

I'm so happy that all those years ago Used Dog was patient enough to wait for his perfect family, and make sure to let those other people before you know that they were not the right family for him. Good Boy, Sunny!

Vintage Market Place said...

awww, makes me wanta cry :...

L(i)ebenswert said...

Love these words so much *♥*

Anonymous said...

I loved this post about your Miracle Dog. He is beautiful! We, too, had a Miracle Dog. He was given a prognosis about "probably about 4 months"... and he lived happily and symptom free for 2 entire years! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Karolin said...

<3

Carol said...

Awwww, lucky, lucky, lucky Miracle Used Dog to have found such a loving home and lucky, lucky, lucky family to have found such a wonderful dog.
Have a great weekend.
Carol xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe Tif, I'm so glad she is doing well.
It beggars belief that beautiful animals such as Used Dog are abandoned not once but twice!!!
She was a very lucky girl to find you.
Wishing her continued good health! I can see why you fell for those eyes. :)
Vivienne x

Colleen said...

I've seen you use it before, but every time you say "used dog" I literally laugh out loud. This is such a sweet post that I hope makes everyone give used dogs a chance.

Gabrielle said...

What a beautiful post. I completely understand your love for your dog, I never knew what it felt like to love an animal until we brought home our little Georgie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She's, as all dogs are, a vital part of our family. Yay for Used Dog!

The Aquarians said...

I had to choke back the tears reading this! I've only ever had pound puppies, and probably only ever will, so this is especially touching.

Oh, and theres no better training than what an old dog can teach a young dog, and vice versa.

wood & wool stool said...

10 lovely reasons! X

sue said...

Oh how special is Miracle dog, how special are all our canine or feline friends, how they make our lives and our families lives complete. give Miracle dog a hug from me, best give Pesky dog one too!

kelli may-krenz said...

you my dear have made me cry. i so connect with your writings. beautiful words so perfect. i have clover my black lab who will turn 13 on april 6th and pearl button the jrt who turns 2 in may. your story feels like my two girls. heart is smiling. thank you for this. much doggie love, wags, treats, woofs and of course snuggles.

Anonymous said...

I ♥ used dog.

Pippa said...

Sweet dog posts make your readers cry, Dottie Angel!

Julie said...

Look at those beautiful eyes - they look right into your soul. I just love Used Miracle Dog (& little olive too of course) - thanks for a post just especially about Used Dog. My 13 yr old 2nd hand four legged fluffy canine friend sends very warmest wishes across the miles to Used Miracle Dog x x x (Julie)

dottie angel said...

thank you dearies for your lovely words, you have warmed my heart with your kindness and understanding :)

**Anne** said...

This post just melted my heart. Your dog is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Continue that wonderful companionship.
Anne xx

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Just look at that top photo! That's exactly what my girls call 'puppy dog eyes'.

Bless her, and bless you Tif. You brought tears to my eyes with this one and filled my heart up with all good things for your beautiful, miracle, used dog.

Love and big hugs to you all. xx{{HUGS}}

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Heart felt

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

This post hurts my heart in the very best of ways.

Posie Patchwork said...

I think puppies make you better parents too, more so than caring from any other animal, love Posie

Mrs.Bertimus said...

We all love him too, my fingers are stiil utterly crossed X

Arthur Ransome said...

Wet eyes as well as crossed fingers here, Tif. Love, Arthur.

Cheap2Chic said...

Such a beautiful post and a beautiful dog xx

Jannese (crafty_love) said...

That just made me cry. That's so sweet. I hope your critter keeps on keepin'on strong. xo

Vicki K. said...

I just love Used Dog.

Joanna said...

Beautiful post, with a beautiful Used Miracle Dog and a fun pesky dog! We only ever have 'used' pets and wouldn't have it any other way. THEY ARE THE BEST!

x

bc said...

Yes this post brings a lump to the throat especially reason seven; dear big doggie looks such a sweetie. One of my fave pictures of you is with Sunny (on the receiving end of a chin-scritch), both sitting on your divan? settee? (whatever cute name you have for your sofa!)

Lyn said...

lovely!
xxx

deux chiens et un garcon said...

hey miracle doggie, your eyes are heart melting. lovely lovey post Tif.
xxx

by Teresa said...

We love used dog from down here in Corbett.

Beth said...

I am very happy when I see people happy with their dogs used. I have seven seniors removed shelters for dogs and are very happy together.
Beth

Muddaritaville said...

What a beautiful post! We said good bye this week to our Miracle Dog. He gave us 10 of his 13 years and everyday was a gift!

Susanne said...

After reading this I find myself mopping up the tears on my keyboard. What a sweet post about your sweet dog. They say there are no bad dogs, just bad owners...how lucky that you both found each other, someone else threw away a treasure, they just had no clue as to what they had!
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Jane said...

oh, precious. I really really want a second-hand dog (as i call it). my husband says, just get one, but i'm a bit nervous. I'd love a chocolate coloured labrador. she has to be a girl who is willing to wear a scarf, and she has to be happy to be kind to my chooks. have a creative week. Jane x

Claire said...

What a lovely post !! I also have a dog, I called him Cadeau (this means Present in French, (I'm French). Before him, I DID NOT WANT any dog, because of... many bad reasons: allergies, hair, paw prints everywhere, smell, etc. But since we found him in a street 6 years ago, life has changed at home. He is a real present !! He thanks us everyday, he is wonderful. I can even say Cadeau smells good :) I don't really know if my English is correct, but I hope you would have caught the idea !! Thanks for your lovely blog !

Jules said...

Hooray for Used Dog - Bert & I are very delighted to hear a happy update on her health!

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful post, what a sweet soul!! Lovely blog ~ I'm now following! So nice to "meet" you!
Best,
Anne ♥♥

Lily said...

What a beautiful post - the tears are streaming down my cheeks as I type. I also have a 13 year old beautiful dog. All the dogs in my life have been my best friends and will never leave my heart. Lily. xxx

ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE CREATIVE... said...

and long life to him, like my cat they make great company and friends, of course in their own way, lovely post!

Greenmare said...

Le chien est beau. tres beau.

vintage grey said...

What a sweet post!! He sure seems like a precious dog and gift to have by your side each day! xo Heather

found and sewn said...

Lovely post, trying not to cry...

Rendell said...

I think used dogs are the best.

Sarah Humphreys said...

Aw. You made me cry. I miss my used dog so.... he was my best friend. Aren't they just the best.

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely post. My son and I adopted a cat 9 years ago. I was concerned that she was 10, and too old, as my husband had suddenly died the year before. But Ethan, at 4, wanted the cat with the moustashe. She is nearly 19 now and continues to delight us everyday. .
Thoughtfully,
Traci

Deb Baker said...

we love dogs! just read the funniest post on FB comparing dogs and cats via a cat diary and a dog diary. Oh how I laughed - dogs are the most loyal of creatures!

BadPenny said...

aww that was lovely

Francesca said...

I've still got my paws crossed. Been hard to get around the last few weeks but it's worth it for that adorable pooch. Lovely post. x

rozemie said...

this is such a nice message about love between humans and animals - it touches many hearts. Thank you for sharing.

Barb said...

Hi Tiff,
Used Dog is so beautiful and lucky to have you to love her.
I like your 10 reasons to love her.
Happy Easter to you and your family, both 2 legged and 4 legged.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Anonymous said...

beautiful written.........

Birdie said...

I loved #9 the most. My puppy is getting up there in age now too and I feel exactly the same way. :)

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Happy Easter Lovely Tif!!

Hope you and your clan have a fantastic Day/holiday dearie :o)

Take care my lovely.
Love n hugs to you,
Donna xx

Gretchen Portwood said...

Bless you for your love of those who depend on us. Your pup is amazing and you are so admired for saving her.

funkymama said...

That is just beautiful!!! And since we have a doggie to since 9 months I know just what you feel!!!!

meadowsweet hare said...

your miracle doggie looks a lot like my old soulmate heather (who was also a rescued pooch). i think both your pooches are absolutely adorable! you are a lucky lady to have such sweet and loyal companions and they are lucky sausages indeed to have such a kind and caring mum.
so glad that your lovely girl is doing well ❤

big hugs for you and both doggies xxx

sumea

magpieandbutton said...

how lovely! Used dog was obviously waiting patiently knowing you would come rescuing!
Maggie x x x

Dusa said...

Deep love for Miracle Used Dog! And so glad to see the equal face time!
Thank you, Tif!

LurdeLinhas said...

We also have at home 3 dogs abandoned.but the " Used Dog" are the most loyal and lovely friends:)

The Cobb Mob said...

what a beautiful post. I have always been partial to a used dog and yours has found a most splendid home with grand companion in which to be used.

val said...

I stumbled here and burst into tears....what a beautiful homage to your sweet soulful pet

Svenja said...

What a pretty post. I have five of those "used dogs". 2 from the shelter and 3 from the street. All ages and all sizes. And I love them so so much. They make my day brighter than the sun.

Like I always say:

Don't buy your friend. Adopt him!!!

Greetings from Spain/Germany

Svenja