With the recent arrival of Max, I'd asked to not take another foster dog. I guess that the request was forgotten about because I was asked if we would consider taking a "special" new addition.
That special new addition is named Deizel, and he arrived first thing this morning. He's ten years old, and almost totally blind. Given up, and I quote, "because of his family not wanting to take care of him anymore because he is blind."
Sadly and unfortunately, you can't make this up, and I wouldn't call them "family" because of their excuse for not wanting to keep him. The only good thing that I can say, is that they did one thing right, in turning him over to the rescue.
Deizel's introductions to his new pack members have gone well. He's a nice dog, and how much he can see of what's around him, I'm not sure about. He is of course a little confused about where he is, and what's happening to him.
So we're taking it extra slow and letting him get to know us and become familiar with his new surroundings.
I don't know what Deizel's story will be. But I do know he's going to be okay.
Again, another doggie has found a wonderful home, with all your TLC to give him that security and happiness. He looks fine,and will flourish so soon. Not that he isn't already, a lovely face, and look at those legs striding out.ReplyDelete
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Nice looking guy. I can't understand people - I do feel sorry for Grandma! Ugh! I hope all goes well.ReplyDelete
Of course, he will be fine! He is at golden pines with more love than he has probably ever had. Dogs, thankfully, are so adaptable when given the right care.ReplyDelete
I am on a different computer and had to enter the whole address. When I did, your blog that you had several years ago, came up for the stories of your senior dogs. I know you don't have time for two blogs, but wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the histories you were able to complete.
Take care with your added care of your new babies.
Thank you for the kudo on the other blog! My hope and goal is to still have all the stories there one day. I do have other stories that are in various stages of being written, and I need to finish them before the memories of those wonderful seniors fade. Thank-you again!!Delete
Lucky Deizel. He probably doesn't know it right now, but he is one very lucky boy. How can anyone give up a beautiful dog (or any dog) like him because they don't want to be bothered looking after him.ReplyDelete
I feel sorry for Grandma too, but it will be poetic justice if the kids give up Mom and Dad in due course, just because their eyesight is failing.
♥ give him a big hug from me ♥ReplyDelete
a sweet, beautiful boy...ReplyDelete
Sitting here with my beautiful 10 year old black lab rescue, just diagnosed with focal seizures this week. Not walking in the shoes of the other family I can not comment on their decision but I am so glad they turned Deizel over to a rescue and he arrived at Golden Pines. Thank you again for all you doReplyDelete
Hello Kim, Deizel is lucky he is with at Golden Pines with and all your furbabies. He is a handsome lab. I wish him well. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Deizel's story just got better since he is now in a safe, wonderful home.ReplyDelete
It warms my heart to know you through your blog. Another dog needing a safe home lands there with you. It makes me smile. HugsReplyDelete
Oh, thank goodness they "forgot" you didn't want another foster! Diezel looks like a sweetheart. I just cannot stand people who will give away a dog because it is old! Grrrr.ReplyDelete
if he only could know he's landed in doggy heaven here on earth! with his very own angel named kim to watch over him.ReplyDelete
black labs have a special place in my heart.
the marine's was named amy. and she still haunts his home in the best way. a wisp of air that is her wagging tail. that gentle face is well in my mind.
she used to come and just rest her head on his knee.
they were best buddies. then he sat in the floor and they read together while he sipped his coffee.
welcome darling diesel! welcome to golden pines. ♥♥♥
Once he knows the fenced yard, you'll never know he was blind.ReplyDelete
A shame about the family. I feel bad for Deizel, but his confusion won't last long.
God bless you all.
We don't understand how people do that to what should be a member of their family. God bless you for taking him inReplyDelete
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He's in the right place. Once he learns where things are, he'll be right at home.ReplyDelete
Having worked in a shelter for many years I know all those sorry excuses for turning dogs in. Like you I'm glad they called a rescue and not a kill shelter. He will be much loved and cared for at your home.ReplyDelete
(((hugs)))) God bless you...there is a special place in Hell for people who do things like that to such a sweet baby DakotasDenReplyDelete
You have a heart of gold, Kim. Good luck in this new challenge.ReplyDelete
It's nice that you have a big revolving door at Golden Pines. If anyone can give this sweet pup a fair shake it is you. He will adjust and love it there. And...he is beautiful!ReplyDelete
And he couldn't of come to a better place ! Welcome to blog land Deizel your a cutie ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !ReplyDelete
Oh I'm so glad they forgot and Deisel found YOU!! I doubt if his life so far has been all that good with THAT family. He's found family now and the rest of his life will be just perfect. I think he's deserved to be with you. AND what a handsome bloke, aye??ReplyDelete
Blind dogs are very special.ReplyDelete
What a sweet boy...I am glad that he has ended up in your home where he will be loved and cared for more than he has ever known. There is a special place in heaven for YOU! I can NOT understand what is WRONG with people...but I won't go there. I am sure that Deizel will truly love it there...once he figures things out. Bless you!ReplyDelete
Thank you once again. Sweet friend for taking in this beautiful boy, melts my heart. They are not family for family does not give away a precious family member. Hugs Francine.ReplyDelete
Handsome boy is going to LOVE golden pines . . .ReplyDelete
and I am sure he will be loved!
(How could he be given away . . . because he was blind?)
Heartbreaking! I am glad you have him now.ReplyDelete
I wish I could send him a hug. :-(
so glad he found you. I know he's in the right place.ReplyDelete
I wish I could say I'm shocked at his "family" but unfortunately I've heard so many other similar heartless stories. I just pray that they get a visit from Karma.ReplyDelete
I agree with all the above comments, he finally has a wonderful home.
Dear Deizel is so fortunate to have found you.ReplyDelete
I can't believe people could give up a love pet cos his eyesight is going. Makes me wonder if he was a loved pet after all. I have a friend and one of her poodles lost his eyesight and there was no talk of her not keeping him. You just don't give up on them cos something goes wrong. Before I met him my hubby had a 3-legged dog and people wondered why he kept it. Makes you wonder.
Your loving him. That is the most of what he needs now.ReplyDelete
So sad he was unwanted,