Friday, April 27, 2007

B & B

No, not Bed and Breakfast...Buddy and Bruneaux Hodge (our other Boys). I've mentioned them here. Here's their arrival story...

June 25, 2005

R's friend who lives in our neighborhood had lost his Black Lab and sent his girls out to find him. They found their dog which they thought they did but their Dad said, "That's great but that's not him. So the next day they found another Black Lab and their Dad confirmed it was theirs. So, here they were with two Black Labs. They posted "LOST DOG FOUND" posters and contacted Veterinarians in the surrounding area and had no luck. Mind you R's friend already has four dogs and two cats so they weren't in any position to take another dog. He called R and said, "I have a great dog who needs a good home and a loving family!" So the rest is history... Buddy is absolutely the best dog I've ever had. He's extremely docile and is very loyal. I mean what other Labrador will wear Mardi Gras beads and pose for a picture?!

October 22, 2005

Since we've had Buddy for a couple of months I felt guilty leaving him alone all day when I'd leave for work, the market, the gym, OK I was torn every time we'd leave the house and weren't able to take him with us. That's when I mentioned to R, "Buddy needs a Buddie!". He was hesitant at first and eventually gave in. R and I agreed that we wanted to adopt a dog from our local animal shelter. Now, what kind of dog would be a great playmate for Buddy? If we were adopting a dog you can't be picky. After all, their mission is to provide care, shelter and medical attention for stray, abandoned, and unwanted animals. The breed of dog didn't make a difference anyway because Buddy is very social and gets along with everyone! (that was quoted by our Vet) And, so this is where we found Bruneaux (Bru-no - it's spelled the Cajun French way!) We rescued Bruneaux from here. When people meet our dogs they always have a peculiar look on their faces and question how they can't possibly live in the same household. Yes a 85 lb. Lab and a 5 lb. Chihuahua are a great match! Let me tell you they are the best brothers and enjoy each others company. Bruneaux at times thinks he's as big as Buddy (little man syndrome!). When we rescued him his name was Scrappy. Bruneaux definitely fits his personality. He's my "Little Man".

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