She was with her foster for only 1 week, until I'm Emily. Now to fully understand our story, let's rewind about 3 and a half years insert awesome time warp here. It was June of and a very lucky only child was about to get the blessing she had always wished for. I had always wanted a dog growing up.
Yes, I was that dorky little kid that on every birthday, blew out her birthday candles wishing for a puppy to love and hold. It was May , about one month before my 10th birthday and my parents had begun to ask me what I wanted for my birthday. Now, take a guess what I asked for. Ready 1 2 3 GO! Did you guess? No, it wasn't tickets to the upcoming Justin Bieber concert or a cool new bike.
I was on my knees begging for a dog, not caring if that was the only thing I got for my birthday. What was a few months ago a flat out no, my parents said that they would consider it and let me know on my birthday.
June 2nd, , big anticipation took over my body as I knew that by the time I went to bed that night, I would know if I could get a dog. I awoke in my bed early that morning with my mom and dad hovering over me.
Happy Tail Stories!
It then registered in my brain that my parents were allowing me to pick out a dog for my birthday. I ran around screeching at the top of my lungs, thanking my parents. I just couldn't wait to get to school and tell my friends about my awesome birthday gift! The rest of the day came and went in a blur. Before I knew it, I was asleep with visions of puppies dancing in my head. About two weeks later, school let out and summer began. My mission: find the perfect puppy. After the final bell of my 4th grade year rang, I dashed outside to meet my mom to go home.
The second I walked in the door, I threw my backpack on the couch yes, my mother told me to put it where it belonged , grabbed my laptop, and began my dog search. One evening, while searching the Last Day Dog rescue website, I saw the cutest little dog named Baloo at the top of my search page. I showed her to my parents and my dad immediately emailed the foster and said that we were interested in her. Days passed without response and I began to worry.
My gut told me that she was the one and I didn't want to let her slip away. It was a cool Saturday morning and I woke up, stretching in my bed. My feet dragged me out of bed and ran me to the kitchen where I asked who we were meeting. When she arrived at my house, the door flew open as the shy dog walked into my house.
I couldn't believe this was really happening. We made our way out to my backyard where we got to know her a little bit better. My entire family was sold on this sweet pooch. She was officially mine that day. My first task: assigning her a brand new name.
A Petsmart trip and dollars later, we were ready to take care of our new family member. Now, in February , Bella is doing amazing. When we first got her she was very shy and scared of everything. The previous owners must have abused her badly because she was even scared when someone sneezed. She is still jumpy and scared around new people, but once she warms up to you, she is a little lovebug.
We are so blessed to have this sweetheart for 4 years in June! Thank you Last Day Dog Rescue for giving us this little angel! Maggie, an 8 year-old puppy mill dog, had been diagnosed as diabetic due to being overweight. When Maggie arrived to LDDR she had numerous tumors, cataracts forming, broken teeth and infected feet from constant licking due to allergies.
Yankee's Story - A Tail To Tell A Tail To Tell
Email Address. Phone Number This is to connect you about your story only. Pet's Name. What was your Pet's name at the shelter? What year did you adopt your pet? What made you decide to adopt a pet from the Animal Foundation? What made you decide to adopt this particular pet? Max Limit: Characters. What do you love most about your pet?
Tell us about your pet. What activities do you enjoy together? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 17, Lance Greenfield rated it it was amazing. I'd like to make two things very clear before I start my review of this excellent book. Firstly, I am NOT thick! Just because I am Irish and mixed breed, there is no requirement to stereotype me. You humans are just too quick to do that. In fact, I am a very clever border collie, springer, and various other superior breeds, cross. You can tell that I am clever, because here I am, at nine years old, writing my first ever book review.
Secondly, I have a vested interest to declare. My Dad was sent a I'd like to make two things very clear before I start my review of this excellent book. He left it lying around after he read it, and I decided that I would bound in and write up this review to save him the bother.
FOSTER FAILURE MEANS A GOOD LIFE FOR CHASE & NATASHA
Well, I can tell you that I really enjoyed all three of these tail-wagging tales. Although my heart was in my mouth at times as I lived the events with the characters, I kept reminding myself that this is fiction and there was no need to be afraid. The stories really capture how we dogs feel and the things that might happen to us, day to day, if we are not careful. You have no idea! All three were very funny indeed.
I was snuffling and sniggering all the way through. At one point my large tail was wagging so extremely, that I was bruising my sides. Humans will enjoy the stories just as much as dogs. If cats could read rather than lounge around all day, I dare say that they would enjoy reading these too. There I go: not practising what I preach. I just stereotyped cats! I am sure that there must be an active cat somewhere in the world. I just haven't met her yet. I have no hesitation in awarding a whole box of dog biscuits to this book.
Dog Tails: Three Humorous Short Stories for Dog Lovers
As this is a human web site, I guess I'll just have to give it five stars too, as that's the way you people measure these things. I send my love to my three cousins across the ocean in Utah. This review was pawed by Ronan Mitchell View all 10 comments. Apr 10, Janet added it. I am not going to rate this due to the fact, I am the authors mother. I found this to be very interesting.
I had never thought too much about how our pets see us or what they are thinking. I have to say as I was reading this I could see each personality of the girls to a tee. This book is a nice light read and will give you many lol moments. It will make you look at your pets in a whole different light. Tara you did a great job. I am very proud of you! View all 6 comments. Apr 10, Misfit rated it really liked it. Dog Tails is a trio of short stories inspired by the author's own dogs. First up is Thank Dog It's Friday as Lola the Pekingese wakes up and finds herself trapped inside her mom's body - and mom is trapped in Lola's.
I struggled to heft all of my bulk off the bed and stood on two legs. I was going to have to be human.
In Pugnacious we see Pudgy the crime fighting Pug as he chases down the baddie and his side kick Rot Face the Rot Dog Tails is a trio of short stories inspired by the author's own dogs. In Pugnacious we see Pudgy the crime fighting Pug as he chases down the baddie and his side kick Rot Face the Rottweiler, although there are certain things in life that can distract even the most intrepid hero, "I discovered that Rot Face's person must not be such a bad guy after all.
Any human that carries around a hot dog in his pants has got to be a good human being in my opinion. Hey baby! Com on over here and give me a lick! These three short stories are fresh and fun, and the author does an excellent job of using the unique personalities of her beloved pets and putting them into an entertaining set of short stories. Nice job, even this cat lover loved it. FTC disclosure: the author is a friend and fellow avid reader who sent me an early copy to read and offer opinions. There was no expectation of a review, and the choice to post a review is mine, and mine alone.
May 05, Chrissie rated it it was amazing Shelves: fauna , bio , humor , favorites. This is good! It is very, very funny. Each dog has a story to tell, each in their own words. I rarely pick up dog books, although you know how important dogs are to me.
They rarely live up to my expectations so I rarely try them. I, as a rule, don't like short stories, but hey, these three had me laughing on every page. I received this book from my friend Tara Chevrestt, This is good! I wanted to be kind to a friend, whose friendship I value. At the same time, I am a lousy lier. What I really think usually shows through when I open my mouth What would I do if I didn't like it?
I was worried. But I loved this book. I needn't have worried. I will try and explain what I found so marvellous. First, the humor. Each dog gets a chapter. Each gets to introduce herself, in her own fashion. Here is how Lola sees herself: My name is Lola. I am a Pekingese, the kind of dog that, if her hair is allowed to grow, is told she looks like a mop head, whatever that is. Let me meake one thing clear, however, I am not like most Pekingese. Besides the fact that I get my hair trimmed once every other month, I'm also black, not the usual brown, and I have a very threatening overbite.
Nobody messes with me. My human mommy named me after a song, the "Copacabana" song. I guess Lola was a dancer whose pheromones got out of hand, and while in heat, she hooked up with Rico. I only know this because my mommy told me and sings all the time about music and passion always being in fashion at some place called the Copacabana. I couldn't care less about music, but I do know about passion. I have a passion for Milk Bone biscuits and pig ears, but I digress Barry Manilow sang it; , his rendition was great.