Happy Dog is by no means a rescue, but every so often a little furry friend needs some assistance and happens onto our path. These two little Cairn Terriers came into our lives when they needed a place to live out the rest of their years, and we offered a helping hand.
A lot of you already know about Onchu. He's a sweet older guy who came to Happy Dog months ago when his owner lost her housing. I said I would keep him with me and help get him to a rescue so he could find a place to stay. Next thing you know, I am having a difficult time filling out a rescue application, because I know Onchu and like him very much. He is one of the easiest little dogs ever. Good with every dog he meets, loves people, quiet, housebroken to a fault, decent off leash and just a happy little dude. To simply pass him along to some unknown fate made me feel physically sick. I eventually let this all go on a friend of mine, who (at the end of the emotional tirade) said he would take Onchu. What started out as a merciful undertaking, has blossomed into the cutest friendship.
|The boys enjoying a draught after a long, hard day of herding pigs|
Onchu now spends his days either kicking it at Happy Dog with his human and dog friends, or romping about the NH farm he lives at, helping his old man wrangle up the birds, goats and pigs. He enjoys chewing bullysticks, howling at emergency vehicles, surfing on the center console like a boss, running in the woods, and getting to know pretty ladies.
Tinkerbell needed a new home, and when the person who went to meet her saw what her life was, he wouldn't leave her behind. She came to Happy Dog for a short period, and was then presented to one of our friends who has been wanting a dog for a long time. He fell in love with her, and she is now also up in NH living the farm life. She is a gentle little girl, but full of spunk. Great with other dogs and children, quiet, kind and super playful. She is now going to spend the rest of her days receiving the love and care she so deserves.
Now I don't know about you guys, but I love me some happy endings.