By Scruffy the Schnoodle, co-star of Kneading to Die
by Liz Mugavero
I knew the lady named Stan needed to be mine the minute I saw her. Well, to be honest, the minute I tasted the treat she fed me. Then after that it was the minute I saw her. Yeah, food is pretty important to me. I’m okay with it.
My name is Scruffy. I’m a rescue dog from down south and I’m very cute. I was living with my mom and siblings, and then some mean humans who didn’t want us hanging around our pad brought us to this terrible place. I don’t know what happened to the rest of my family. I don’t really like to think about it.
Anyway, like I said, I’m cute. So when the lady who was saving dogs came through, I was one of her first picks. It must be my raccoon eyes. She put me in a truck and we drove for a really long time. When we got out of the truck finally it smelled different. In a good way. She said we were in New England and that I’d smell the ocean soon. I decided I liked it.
But I still didn’t know what was going to happen to me. I was staying with some other dogs, and we got toys and food and play time on the grass. It was nice, but I knew I wanted a home.
Then the Stan lady came to visit the rescue lady. She brought a big bag of treats with her. Boy were they delish! I was being shy and didn’t want to come out, but as soon as I smelled those babies, I got over that. I had two treats and then I sat with the lady. Aside from her funny name, she seemed really nice. And I think she liked me. But she said she couldn’t adopt a dog right now. She had a cat, though. I think I’d like to live with a cat. I heard the rescue lady trying to convince her to take me. I’m fine with begging. I howled a little, too, to drive the point home.
But she left. I saw the way she looked at me, though. I know she’ll come back. So now I have to figure out the best way to convince her to take me home when she does. I’m getting a haircut soon, I heard. I’m sure I’ll get a pretty bow. And I’ll blink my eyes a lot. That seems to work on people.
I know I’m going to get to go home with Stan. I just know it! If you see her around Frog Ledge, put in a good word for me, okay?
How did you pick your rescue dog/cat?
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