Donna contacted Gracie's Bark to Spotlight her new dog Freddie. We are very excited to share their story.
"After grieving Wilbur's death in April, I started looking for a dog to rescue. I actually felt as though Wilbur would direct me to the perfect pup. I looked at a few, but all of the deals fell through for various reasons.
Then, I saw the picture of a three-legged guy on a golden retriever rescue site. He was missing quite a bit of fur from his chest down from allergies to fleabites; he had been infested with them when he found at the pound in Columbus. We aren't sure how he came to lose his left rear wheel, but it is likely from trauma.
At any rate he gets along just fine. He was at the home of a foster parent (a vet in Columbus) for 6 weeks, and he has been here in his fur-ever home since the beginning of November. He is between 3 and 5 years old, and was pretty timid at first...because he had been in a cage so long; he didn't understand the concept of a tennis ball or squeaky toy.
Already he has mastered the Invisible Fence (on his last lesson with the trainer, the IF people unknowingly brought another 3- wheeler to help to show Freddie the ropes! Nice to know there are others who know that 4-wheel-drive is over rated!), has learned numerous commands, and is eager to please. He stays in his crate during the day ("Freddie's House"), until his dog-walker comes to exercise him and give him a doggy massage. He sleeps through the night in "Freddie's Bed" at the foot of my bed, and waits patiently for his food in the morning while the cat is being fed. He is quick to say when he needs to go outside, and upon returning he knows if it has been raining to sit to have the water/mud wiped off of his feet as soon as he gets in...in fact, now he even raises his right paw each time to help out with the process!
He loves car rides and visits to the nearby dog park, and loves to run. He has a lovely temperament, and has only barked twice: both at the UPS man!" ~Donna
Please email your entry (short story) with a photo to GraciesBark@gmail.com and tell her about your favorite pal! Additional pictures and video welcome, space permitting.