Augie has Three Legs and a Great Big Heart
Several years ago, a man in his seventies took a chance on a less adoptable dog.
It was a good choice.
The blue heeler mix only had three legs, but he didn’t realize that. He just hopped around, rolled in the grass and wagged his stumpy tail.
The dog called Augie became the man’s best friend and constant companion. Although not the only pet in the house, Augie was special. He was the one who would follow the man around the house and out to the mailbox, even as time and illness began to take a heavy toll on the man.
At the beginning of October, after about five years together, Augie’s best friend passed away.
The last few months were rough on everybody in the house. And on top of everything else, Augie got a bad case of fleas that caused his skin to become inflamed and a lot of his hair to fall out.
Augie is in a safe place now. His hair is growing back, and when he gets to go outside, he still loves to roll in the grass and interact playfully with the other dogs and people with whom he comes into contact.
But Augie is lonely. His best friend is gone, and the more conventionally attractive animals he used to live with have been adopted into new homes.
Augie deserves the same. His extended family loves him very much but circumstances prevent them from being able to take him into their homes. He needs someone else to help.
Can you or someone you know open your heart to this special dog?
I met Augie last weekend at Winding River Kennels in Kansas City. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but he is truly a wonderful dog with a big “smile” and super friendly demeanor. He is very people-friendly and seems to just love being in the company of other dogs. Please share his story wide and far. Potential adopters may contact me at email@example.com.
Posted on October 15, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Wayward Dog and tagged adoptable dog, blue heeler, Kansas City, sad story about a dog, three-legged dog, tripawd dog, Winding River Kennels. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.