Friday, April 29, 2016

Dear Abby - Meet Nuggi (A Rescued Pet Spotlight)

Dear Friends,

I am very excited today.  My rescue visitor, Nuggi, is a special friend.  We came from the same dachshund rescue group and lived in the same foster home!  

Nuggi is 8 years old.  He is a double dapple dachshund and such a handsome and very sweet boy!  I love his coloring.


Abby: What is your background and how did you end up in rescue?

Nuggi:   We don't know anything about my background. We heard that my former owner wanted to breed me, but couldn't because of my double dapple-ness.

As a result of my breeding, I only have one blue eye -- but it's a beautiful and wonderful eye! 

The foster home I came from had 10 doxies in it -- and I often had to defend myself because of my eye. Mommy can't believe this. Trish's Abby was one of my foster-mates -- she was always very sweet to me.


Abby:  How were your first days at your new home?


Nuggi:  From the moment the rescue lady handed me into my mommy's arms, I buried my head in the crook of her neck and knew I was home. 

She said she may as well have just taped me to her body, that's how much of a velcro boy I am. I explored the house & yard completely and tirelessly. And got to sleep in my mommy's arms all night long. Pure bliss!

Oh, by the way, both mommy & I found our "home" the minute my blue eye met her green eyes. It was immediate love.


Abby:  What are a few of your favorite things?  


Nuggi:  Some of my favorite things are squeaky furry toys. My most beloved one is a ladybug squeakee, followed by 2 teddy bear rescue-dog ones, and a birdie.

I also adore going for walks and manage to leave nothing unsniffed! 

And taking naps on the couch with my mom is the very best.

And I love my food and all my special apple and carrot time throughout the day. 

Abby:  Do you have any tips for people who want to adopt a rescue pet?

Nuggi:  I am just so entirely grateful and blessed that my mommy fell in love with me!  We both feel that rescuing a dog is a win-win situation for all concerned. Of course there are exceptions, but more than likely you will find the love of your life !

Abby:  Is there a rescue group you want to send a shout out to?

Nuggi:  The Rescue Group that found me is the one I'd send greetings to: ATDR, All Texas Dachshund Rescue.

My mom calls me her Rock, her Anchor. I don't think I'm much like a rock, but I know she means this in a very special way. We adore each other.

Nuggi, thank you so much for visiting!  It was so much fun catching up with you again here.  Momma and I are always extra happy to hear news of you, since we have a special rescue connection.  I join Nuggi in sending love, and love, and more love to ATDR!

Sigh!  I love Nuggi's happy story.   Dear readers, if you have a rescued pet you would like to spotlight here, please let me know.   You can also leave a message for Nuggi in the comments below, or just say "hi."  I love to hear from you!

Wishing you a great weekend.

Love,

Abby xoxoxo

11 comments:

Kirstie Ganobsik said...

So cute! I love the way you told Nuggi's story:-)

Dianne Cantor said...

What a treat this morning to be able to read Abby's interview with Nuggi!

Storybook Apothecary said...

what a little cutie! Love how you told Nuggi's rescue story and glad he's with you now!

Tami Neal said...

atdr rocks!!! If you think you would like to adopt a dachshund please go to the web page. atdr.org They are also in need of fosters!!! Please consider fostering and or adopting, you will be glad you did!

Wendy Tomlinson said...

Awe, what a lovely dog. I really love how you do your Q&A's. It really helps to get to know the dogs personality. xx

Farrah said...

Aww, Nuggi is so adorable! <3 So glad that he found a forever home! :]

Deux Bella said...

So cute!!! Such a great story.

Lisa said...

I love hearing about rescued dogs! I have a sweet Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd rescue.

Abby said...

Dear friends,

Thank you so much for visiting! I really enjoyed sharing Nuggi's story with you. He is a very special boy.

Love,
Abby

Kelsie Kleinmeyer said...

So so sweet! Love this story so much. Rescue dogs are the best!

Abby said...


Thanks, and I agree about rescue dogs. :-)

Abby