Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Trooper

The thoughts of fostering Samson has made us walk down memory lane so we thought we'd introduce you to Trooper. Trooper (Wally as he was known in the big house) lived with us for three months while he looked for his forever home. Mom was looking through Petfinder one day when she saw him at the Arlington Animal Control. She decided to go visit him because he had already been there quite a few days and his time was short. Here are the pictures of him that were shown on the shelter site:



Handsome and sad looking, huh?

So Mom went over on her lunch and brought him home. He was a LOT of fun to play with, but boy was he big and strong. We all became great friends and really wished he could have stayed with us, but Mom said six big dogs were way too much. :( He had some issues - like he HATED the vets office and totally freaked out plus he was a rough-houser so he needed a special kind of family who would work with him. Mom set him up a website and started looking for a home for him...it took over three months to find the perfect family but boy did he luck out. Hi new Dad had always had dogs like Trooper and was able to handle a big boy. He gets to go to the dog park a lot and they just love him to death.







































Anyway, we miss playing with him sometimes but his people are truly a godsend for him. Maybe when I get to feeling better and can run again I'll have Mom ask if we can see him. Here's my favorite picture of him, we taught him how great treats were and how to look pathetic with us.


We would like to foster another dog, but Mom says its hard to make sure it's someone who gets along well with all of our quirky personalities. Maybe one day...we have a lot of wisdom to share.

Love - Dakota

19 comments:

Ferndoggle said...

I love that last picture of the whole gang!! I can almost see the drool!

Ferndoggle

Tadpole said...

Aww - he looks so HAPPY with his big ole smile!! Bless you guys for helping him! That last picture is awesome - you guys would be a great foster family!

Tasha & Eva said...

Your Mom is so cool to have taken the resposability of 5 dogs plus fosters!! She sounds like quite the Momma. Its great to know that Trooper found a wonderful furever home. Thanks for checking out our blog. Dad has a lot to learn about all the techy stuff that goes with blogging but after all he is only human. Not wise like us pups!!

Lisa said...

Those first pictures he looked so very sad (and probably was), but what a difference in the rest of the pictures. Bless you for helping him and others doggies like him!

Tasha & Eva said...

You guys have quite the Mom! 5 dogs plus fosters, too. Thanks for checking out our blog. Dad has lots to learn about the techy stuff that goes with blogging but he is only human after all!! Not wise like us pups. Its great to know that Trooper found a wonderful furever home. You guys have a great blog!! Yap at ya soon!

Suki said...

Yay, a happy story! I'm so glad your mommy found a forever home for Trooper. He is quite a handsome devil.

Puggy kisses
Suki

Tasha & Eva said...

We couldn't see our comment the first time so Dad did it again. Dad is one silly human. Sorry about that!

Liberty Doo Dah said...

Trooper is a lucky boy to have found you all and your mum! The difference between his face in the shelter and his face with all of you is worth a thousand words! I'm happy that your mum found him a great home!
AireHAPPY!
Liberty

Ike's life said...

Your mom is the BEST!
Ike

Dory and Liza said...

You guys are so great - how nice to foster a dog in need! I am sure Trooper was happy spending time with you too!

Wet nose kisses to all of you -

Dory

Jasper said...

YAY to you for helping him out!!
We love that group pic!!
xoxo
Jasper

Anonymous said...

Hi there, it's Georgia here! Stopping by your blog, heh. :D

Wow, your mum is awesome for fostering up another dog! She must have a lot of work on her hands.

I'm glad to know Trooper found a really good home. <3 that's awesome :)

Luckie the Dachie said...

Hiya guys,
I wuv that last picture of Trooper waiting for treats with the brat pack. :) Your Mom's awesome..it's tough taking care of so many dawgies...

MaPaw said...

What a nice story! Fostering can be stressful sometimes, but it is so much fun to have roommates.
-Magnum

Sophie Brador said...

You guys are the greatest bunch of beasties ever. I can't wait to meet the next foster doggie. I'm glad Trooper got a good home.

Huskee Boy said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I love it!! Bless your kind hearts for fostering him.. I love that last picture!!

Billy said...

You are just wonderful! We found another rescue dog through Petfinder.com who came from Louisiana and now my friend has him. He's a Peke and they drove him up from Louisiana to the New Hampshire/Maine border where we drove down to pick him up. It's totally an amazing operation how they get animals from point A to point B.

I have heard whispers that mom wants to adopt another rescue dog too. But she's worried about me and how we might get along. I think they are just whispers for now. My mom would have 100 if she could. She can't go on these sites too often because then she spends most of her time crying about these dogs. It's not easy.

Hugs from Billy Boo:)

Tealeaf said...

We used to get fosters to play with too, until the big blond lump came along.

*sigh*

Tealeaf

Jim said...

I've been Trooper's new dad for just over 2 years, he is in good care and not a day goes by that I'm not grateful to have him. That being said I know he misses his former pack. Catch up soon!