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.


Abby xoxoxo