Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ziggy Stardust: A Happy Dog


I love hearing stories that talk about the very special bond between animals and their human caretakers, (who are often referred to as their "human parents").

I bet if I had the opportunity to be able to speak personally with this adorable pooch she would  have a lot to say about her wonderful life, surrounded by the many species, including cats, horses and the other variety of critters with whom she shares her loving home.

Livinginavandown's adorable "Chug", (a cross between a Chihuahua and a Pug) Ziggy Stardust, was one of the more fortunate dogs who received the gift of adoption from a Shelter to which she had been surrendered. Her owner considers her to be one of the best investments she has ever made by bringing this loving pooch into her heart and home. 

Ziggy Stardust  has made it perfectly clear to her human mom that she considers herself to be a "big dog"  while she carefully watches over her "mom". She is ever so protective of her during those special times that they share while Livinginavandown is out enjoying "our Earth Mother". Ziggy Stardust proudly wears the beaded necklace given to her as a gift. It makes her feel so darned feminine.Isn't she precious?

Have you ever had the opportunity to adopt a shelter dog? Leave a comment and tell us about your experience.


Vicki said...

I have never adopoted a dog from the shelter, but I may do that at some point. My son has adopted two and they are just great dogs. This little gal is just adorable, and I know she is very special.

donna9331 said...

It's been a long time since I've had a dog, and my work schedule right now doesn't really allow wouldn't be fair to the doggy. But, once I start working part time, I'm considering it...we are still a few years down the road, but living alone, a dog to be protective...AND to get me out walking would be two definite positives!

AG said...

Over the past 40 years we have been "adopted" by several dogs. There seems to be a special bond between dogs and their "adopted" owners. There is a sense that the dogs know when they are being given a second chance. Each and every one of ours lived full happy lives with us.
I encourage everyone thinking of getting a dog or any animal to go to their local shelters and rescue groups first. You will find unconditional love and devotion waiting for you

Janet Roper said...

My first dog, Squirt, I adopted from my vet's office - her family had to move and couldn't take her with them. I adopted her because I had a horse, and every horse needs a dog. ;-)

My other two dogs, Emmie & Teddy, both adopted me from the humane society. I was very fortunate they picked me.


Anonymous said...

Ziggy was a 'little' dog when we got her. She was very insecure. To watch her now my heart smiles. Her best friend was a Dane we had and they played tag even. Ziggy was a caretaker to her older friend Daisy who time had eventually, time caught up with. In Daisy's last months Ziggy would run to the fence to bring attention to Daisy to keep watch. She kept her friend going as long as she could. We let Daisy go. She was happy though and knew she had touched many lives and also got to watch Ziggy grow. They all do spiritually. Almost all of my 'kids' have been adopted from a shelter! We won't pay for a breed to incourage breeders when there are so many that can be adopted. We really need to slow down the breeders. So many dogs without homes, in shelters and going to be put down. I used to have 5. Do to age we have 3 now.