How Buckshot Got His Name (And a Happy Ending)
It was no surprise that as soon as photos of handsome little Razzy started floating around Facebook, inquiries came in from potential adopters.
One of the first people to show interest was a frequent client of Kennel Creek Pet Resort who wanted a friend for her rat terrier.
Because at that time we still needed to evaluate Razzy for his ability to get along with other dogs, Kennel Creek owner Chris Sailors told the gal he had another dog she should meet first.
We called him Buckshot.
He came with a sad story.
A super sweet, 9-pound min pin mix, Buckshot was picked up as a stray around my hometown of Beatrice, Nebraska. Of course, his little brown and red face caught my eye – even though the photo was terrible – as soon as I saw it posted on the Beatrice Humane Society‘s website.
When I got to the shelter, the volunteers told me Buckshot was fairly calm, great with other dogs and most interested in snuggling. They were thrilled that I might be able to take him to Kansas City along with Razzy for networking, but I couldn’t meet him right away.
Little Buckshot was getting neutered.
And as it turned out, the vet discovered something sad during the operation. There was steel shot embedded in the dog’s leg and back. Someone had shot him!
He was fine, and the vet removed what she found. But the whole thing was terrible to think about and only made me want even more to help Buckshot find a comfortable, loving forever home.
Luckily, that didn’t take long. The Kennel Creek client and her rat terrier both fell in love with Buckshot almost immediately.
He has a new name now – Hyde. And he spends all of his days playing with his new best friend Tanner.
Although I haven’t been able to get ahold of any better pictures of Buckshot/Hyde since his adoption, I did see the sister of his new mama at the recent Strutt with Your Mutt event. She said the little min pin couldn’t be happier.
Buckshot/Hyde’s friend Penny is still available for adoption. Click here to see her album on Facebook!
Posted on September 27, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Fostering and tagged adoptable dog, Beatrice Humane Society, dog that was shot, Kansas City, Kennel Creek Pet Resort, long-haired dachshund, miniature pinscher, networking dogs. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.