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Sun May 29, 2016, 09:00 PM

When we adopted him, he had no place to stay that night


The story begins when I got an email from a friend. She sends all her friends photos of animals that need to be adopted from the local rescue groups. I showed it to Marta.



We weren't looking for a dog at the time. But something about the look on his face got our attention. We phoned the Homeward Bound in the Heartland rescue group: http://homewardboundintheheartland.info/

They told us Dug was left behind when his owners moved out. No food or water. IF the landlord had not checked the property and found Dug,...

Now we were paying attention. They went on to say he had been adopted but didn't get along with their young son. We wondered if his previous home had a child that might have been abusive. We didn't have any kids so no problem.

They then said he was being returned that afternoon. The foster homes were all full up. She couldn't keep him at her place because Dug didn't get along with her dog. We went to look him over. That was June 10, 2010. The rest is history. He has a loving forever home.

He didn't know what jealousy was when he got here. He learned very fast as he watched our other dogs with us. He spends most of his time evenly between both of us.

The reason I'm posting is the photo at the bottom from today.

After just a day or two with us. Like me, he has put on a few pounds since then.


He has no problem getting along with our granddaughter. He sneaks her a kiss as she watches TV in 3D glasses.


All three of our dogs are kissers. All three are rescues. Sweetie's story is here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x3581271
Sweetie.


Dug asleep on my lap in my recliner.


Sharing my lap with Luka a few weeks ago. They are both on my lap as I write this. Luka is under his blanket. Dug rolled over for a chest rub.


Luka before age put a lot of white hair on his face. We almost lost him 2 weeks ago. The vet did an emergency procedure and he is fine today. Named after a young abused boy that lived on the second floor.


It is a good day when my dementia let's me write like the old days from time to time. I miss it when I can't

Today I went to the BIG 10 baseball tournament final. Marta sent me this picture of him waiting for me to come home.

OS


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Reply When we adopted him, he had no place to stay that night (Original post)
Omaha Steve May 2016 OP
WhiteTara May 2016 #1
ms liberty May 2016 #2
martalcd May 2016 #8
bjo59 May 2016 #3
Scarsdale May 2016 #25
Scarsdale May 2016 #26
MerryBlooms May 2016 #4
arikara May 2016 #5
Rhiannon12866 May 2016 #6
villager May 2016 #7
jalan48 May 2016 #9
Omaha Steve May 2016 #42
blondie58 May 2016 #10
Land of Enchantment May 2016 #11
SusanCalvin May 2016 #12
rusty quoin May 2016 #13
tom_kelly May 2016 #14
Omaha Steve May 2016 #17
flvegan May 2016 #15
Omaha Steve May 2016 #44
flvegan Jun 2016 #46
Omaha Steve Jun 2016 #47
shenmue May 2016 #16
Enthusiast May 2016 #18
OnyxCollie May 2016 #19
JudyM May 2016 #20
oldandhappy May 2016 #21
mahina May 2016 #22
madokie May 2016 #23
baldguy May 2016 #24
annabanana May 2016 #27
malaise May 2016 #28
rhett o rick May 2016 #29
Iwillnevergiveup May 2016 #30
OregonBlue May 2016 #31
Omaha Steve Jun 2016 #48
OregonBlue Jun 2016 #52
valerief May 2016 #32
smirkymonkey May 2016 #33
Francis Booth May 2016 #34
dooner May 2016 #35
Vinca May 2016 #36
notawinger May 2016 #37
zwyziec May 2016 #38
Duval May 2016 #39
Diclotican May 2016 #40
FailureToCommunicate May 2016 #41
redstatebluegirl May 2016 #43
Dont call me Shirley May 2016 #45
renate Jun 2016 #49
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:11 PM

1. sweet. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:12 PM

2. Sweetie looks almost exactly like our girl, Lyric

All of her spots are a brindle rather than black as Sweetie's look to be. Does she like to burrow under the covers or blankets? Lyric does! I've always had poodles and German shepherds, and they don't, so it's a new one for me!

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #2)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:21 PM

8. Yes, Sweetie does love to burrow under the blankets...

as does Luka. Everyone I've ever talked to that had rat terriers, says the same thing. They like to burrow.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:13 PM

3. I don't know you, of course, but I really loved reading about your dogs and family here!

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Response to bjo59 (Reply #3)

Mon May 30, 2016, 10:04 AM

25. Sweet animals

Love to read happy stories, where the abused animals find GODD forever families and learn what love really is.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #25)

Mon May 30, 2016, 10:05 AM

26. Whoops

GOOD!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:14 PM

4. Spectacular!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:14 PM

5. Aww, nice story Omaha Steve

Dug looks like a different dog in the time between the top photo and the second one.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:15 PM

6. K&R! What a little cutie and thank you for sharing his story!

Though I have to admit I am pretty choked up after reading it, poor confused little pup.

Both of my my guys are rescue as well, over the years I have adopted the older ones, have always felt they needed me the most, and I have never been disappointed. Thank you for all you do...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:17 PM

7. A good day, indeed. Thanks for sharing, OS!

 


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:42 PM

9. Very cool Steve-he looks like he has some Jack Russell in him.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #9)

Mon May 30, 2016, 07:36 PM

42. All we really know he is a terrier mix


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:49 PM

10. OH Steve

You tell a great story! I am so glad you found him. Sounds like you are meant to be together.


Karma will catch up to his previous owners. I just hope it doesn't take too long! 😼

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:59 PM

11. They are all so lucky to have found you and Marta.

You have a heart of gold.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:59 PM

12. What a doll.

Every living, feeling thing should have a place to be.

https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2887127-double-star

This does not include my quote, from the last page. They have feelings. They can hurt.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:19 PM

13. I love this story. Thank you for it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:29 PM

14. Thank you, OS!

Dug looks so much better since he got to his furever home with you two.

I took in a stray cat a few years back and named him Peeps. There was a large population of strays in the complex and Peeps was the ruler. I didn't know this as I hadn't been there that long. I had him fixed and kept him in for about a month. After that he was in and out through his kitty door. He still got into fights but he was getting less muscular since getting fixed and began to loose those fights. Didn't take long for Peeps to become more peaceful, and lazy. He got too fat to fit through his door and one day I found him running through the parking lot with the kitty door stuck around his mid-section. Diet cat food saved him from that embarrassment again

One of the endearing traits Peeps has is that he always meows whenever someone says hello to him - just one meow, like a "what's up"?

Two months ago I moved to the east coast of FL. I decided to leave Peeps with my buddy Glenn who lives on the other side of the complex until I was settled. He has kept me apprised of Peeps' welfare and it seems he is more happy and active than ever! There is a dog across the way who is his new best friend and daily play-mate, and all the neighbors love saying hello to him. He meows back to them, of course, and they think he's a hoot.

At this point I'm not sure what to do. Cats are so republicanesque when it comes to change. Would he rather be in his familiar environment? I miss him terribly. Glenn would like to keep him too! The good thing is that I'm not pressured into making a decision.

I don't know how to paste a picture of Peeps here.

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Response to tom_kelly (Reply #14)

Sun May 29, 2016, 11:00 PM

17. Here he is


He looks like our former cat Dolphie. He had a Hitler mustache.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:37 PM

15. Logged in just to rec this.

Well done, sir.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #15)

Tue May 31, 2016, 05:06 PM

44. My animal rights friend


How R U?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #44)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:08 PM

46. Better every day, brother.

You?

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Response to flvegan (Reply #46)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 04:01 AM

47. Still kicking


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:40 PM

16. Squeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 11:09 PM

18. OS, you make my heart happy!

I like Dug!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 11:09 PM

19. You're making me cry, Omaha Steve.

 

It's a good kind of cry, though.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 11:14 PM

20. This is my favorite post of the week. Thank you so much for sharing all this beauty and humanity,

Omaha Steve.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 11:20 PM

21. scratches all around -- and love and hugs

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 11:37 PM

22. Thanks OS

Aloha to you brother.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 02:51 AM

23. Wonderfully kind

is how I would describe the family of yours Steve
Family means all the critters included



Have a wonderful Memorial day today

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 05:42 AM

24. Dogs are good people,

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 10:33 AM

27. What a cutie-pie! And that pic of

Dug waiting for you is a really good picture.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 10:37 AM

28. Omaha Steve

I love your posts

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 10:43 AM

29. Great post Steve.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 11:20 AM

30. Steve, a lot has been said

about "carbon footprints." We're admonished to leave them as minimally as possible, right?
Well, you and Marta over the years, with your devotion to needy critters (including wildlife) have left huuuge "humanitarian footprints." It's been an honor and a pleasure to read about them over the years - cyber hugs for both of you.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 12:37 PM

31. Adorable. So happy you rescued Dug. I too have rescue dogs.

Got 2 toy rat terriers who we fostered at 6 weeks and of course ended up adopting. They had been abused at that early age but have grown into two of the sweetest dogs imaginable. We loved them so much we got another rat terrier for our grandkids so now we have a pack. Cheers for you and for Dug.

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #31)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:54 PM

48. Marta picked out Luka, he was our first rat terrier


I really wanted a bigger dog. I didn't think much of him on the way home. I think it was just two days later Marta caught me calling him my pride and joy.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #48)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 05:16 PM

52. I never thought I'd be one of those old ladies with a little dog but these dogs have just captured

our hearts. They have just amazing personalities and are hilarious. Keep me and hubby in stitches all the time. My son is going to get a female and we are going to have some puppies. All of our friends and neighbors now want ratties!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 12:40 PM

32. What great looking doggies! nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 01:08 PM

33. Awww! Lovely story! Sweet doggies!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 01:44 PM

34. What a wonderful transition!

From fearful and nervous to happy and confident. What a beautiful smile.

Huge dog lover here.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 02:27 PM

35. Dug sure got lucky!

He obviously couldn't have found a better home for himself. And looks like you got a pretty
sweet dog out of the deal too.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 02:39 PM

36. Your story made my day. Lucky dogs, lucky humans.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 04:05 PM

37. Love this

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 04:32 PM

38. What a wonderful story and what a wonderful guy...you are!

Dog lovers are special people. Like you! Many thanks for sharing this.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 05:01 PM

39. I love stories like this!

 

Thanks, OS!


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 05:18 PM

40. Omaha Steve

Omaha Steve

You are just a great man, who care. Thank you for your care for others What a great dog he is, and how great he is who came to your home.

Diclotican

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 07:29 PM

41. They say you call tell a lot about a man...by the company he keeps.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 07:54 PM

43. What a sweetie pie!

A house without a dog is not a home...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 06:26 PM

45. Dug is so lucky to have found his way to you! Rescue animals here!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 03:40 PM

49. you're such a lovely person

I mean it as a real compliment when I say that if dogs had a committee to decide these things, you and Marta would be made honorary dogs.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 05:55 PM

50. Awww.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 06:25 PM

51. he is beautiful

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