A couple of years ago I picked up my best friend from Sequoia Humane Society. There are an awesome no-kill animal shelter, and both my TKD school and my… uh, regular school have donated a ton of stuff to them and the animals.
When we first got him he was a little scared and nervous, but he was an adorable baby. These next two pics were from the first week we got him, the first one is the cover on my phone.
Also, the shelters best guess was that he was a dachshund (wiener dog) / lab mix. We got a doggie DNA test kit as a gift from my parents, and it turns out his shortness and ‘lab face’ come from being part beagle.
He is a very emotional dog. He doesn’t like being alone so we got a doggie daycare membership for him, he plays with other dogs during the day while we are at work. He likes to cuddle too, whenever I am working on the computer or playing games he likes to sit in the chair with me. He also likes to sleep on me:
We taught him how to shake, and he figured out how to do it on both sides.
A few weeks ago he got a pretty bad ear infection. We were using some ear cleaner and giving him some medicine the vet gave us, but there was one night where his ear was bothering him so much he couldn’t sleep. He woke us up at about 2am digging in his ear and yelping because it hurt him. We knew he had to get him a cone to keep him out of his ear, but almost no stores were open in the middle of the night. I ended up MacGyvering one for him out of a water jug and some duct tape I bought in the middle of the night.
He slept through the rest of the night fine and we got him a legit cone the next day. Today he is healthy and happy, and continues to be the best dog in the universe. He hopes you enjoyed this story about him, and he also hopes that you have a dog treat for him.
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