The Dog No One Wanted !

brendamarie By brendamarie, 16th Jun 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is the story of a little dachshund named Lee? Getting this dog change my life in more ways than one. She was meant, to be with my family. If, we wouldn't have saved her, I don't think, she would be around, now. She is an amazing dog, with lots of personality and love.

Why my family needed a dog

The story begins, in early 2010. My mother passed away after, a long battle with breast cancer. She had been fighting cancer for more than twenty-five years. She just couldn’t fight it anymore. My son was very close to her. He was having a hard time, dealing with losing her. He was only 11 years old at the time. He didn't understand fully, why she died. He know, she had cancer and had been fighting it for a long time. But, at the age of eleven, who does fully understand death. He missed her greatly. They were very close. We went shopping every week. She was always there, to see my son, in the great events of his life; boy scouts award, Karate belts, and art contests. They loved playing games and watching movies together. She was more than, a grandma to him. She was his best friend and his biggest fan. The pain of losing her, at such a young age, was heart- breaking. He was very strong, for everyone, else. Telling everyone, she was in a better place and wasn't in pain, anymore. But, we all know, he was broken up inside because of losing her. We had to find something, which would help fill the void.

We decided, the best thing to help my son, would be to get him a dog. I had had a dachshund, all my life, growing up. Dachshunds are small, energetic friendly dogs. We live in a trailer. So, we had to get a small dog. So, we decided, a dachshund would be the best breed to get.

A good Dog is hard to find

Now, you might think that this would be easy. But, it wasn't easy at all. We wanted, to get a dog from a shelter. We figured, saving an unwanted, dog would be the best thing, for us to do. But, that turned out, to be harder than, we thought. We filled out paperwork at every shelter, we could find. Most of the shelter wanted large amounts of money, just to adopt a dog. We looked for over a year. I look everywhere. I even had adds on -line. I thought that we were never going to find a dog.

The dog no one wanted


I finally found a woman, who lived close to us. This lady was an angel. She went around to local shelters and adopted the animals before, they were killed. She owned a farm which meant that she had lots of space for all of these animals. She sold some of them and others, she just gave away, to a good home. Her farm was very close to my in-law’s house.

A week before, my son’s 13th birthday, we took him over to his grandparent’s house, for a visit. We wanted, the dog, to be a surprise. Besides, he had been disappointed many times, before. We wanted, to save him that pain. Just in case, we didn’t come home with a dog, this time, either.

My husband and I went to the farm. There were animals all over the place. Some of them were running free and some in cages. The woman had hundreds of dogs, ranging in size: from teacup to large. I told, her; we were looking for a dachshund. They were my favorite breed. Do to the fact that I always had one, when I was younger. My husband had never owned a dog. But, he had always wanted, one.

She said, “I have several dachshunds. I have a long haired, one that would be perfect.”

She leads us down a row of a cage, with barking dogs, in them. She stopped in front of a cage with two dachshunds in it. There was a marble colored, longhair male named Bosco. He was the dog; she thought, would be right for us. In the cage with Bosco was a pretty marble colored short haired female named Lee. She came right over to me and started kissing me through her cage. I asked, the woman, about, Lee.

The lady, told us, Lee was near death when she got her. She had been bred several times and was in bad shape. She was pregnant when the lady saved her. It’s not a normal practice for a shelter, to take pregnant dogs. As a favor to the shelter, the woman took the dog. She didn’t think; Lee was going to live through the birth because she was so bad off. But amazingly, she did make it. The lady still had two of the puppies from that litter.

The lady said, “You don’t want, her. She had been returned to me several times. You will be better off taking the male.”

I couldn’t help but, feel bad for this dog. I wanted her. When I saw her, it was love at first sight. Somehow I felt, this little female dog belonged, with us. I know that she was coming home with us. It was time she had a real home, where she would be loved. The lady took Lee out of the cage and put her in my arms. Lee was finally going to have a real home.

The dog no one wanted has a home

On the way back, to pick up our son. My husband looks over at me and the dog.

He said, “It’s like you have become her mother. Look at the way she is with you. You can tell, she knows, she finally has a real home.”

Needless to say, my son fell in love with the dog. She made him giggle, again. He is very happy. He gave her the name Tinky because, when she walks, her tags make a tinking sound. We have had her for over fours years now. She is very healthy and happy, in her new home.

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as you can see both my son and Lee are very happy

photos by Brenda Marie © 2015
content by Brenda Marie © 2015 all right reserved

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author avatar pramalkumarsamanta
16th Jun 2015 (#)

Thanks for an interesting post.

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author avatar Shamarie
16th Jun 2015 (#)

I love this post, Brendamarie!

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author avatar Retired
17th Jun 2015 (#)

That's a great story! A close friend of mine got a dog from a shelter a few years ago. The dog was brutally beaten by both people and other dogs; it took a lot of time for him to trust my friend and my friend's friends (like myself).

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author avatar brendamarie
17th Jun 2015 (#)

One great thing about dogs is overtime they will forgive what had, happened to them in the past. When we first got her, she was afraid of man. She would not let my husband or any other man near her. Now, she is very interactive with everyone who comes into my house.

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author avatar M G Singh
17th Jun 2015 (#)

Great and interesting story

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author avatar Carol Roach
22nd Jun 2015 (#)

what a wonderful story I am so happy for all of you

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author avatar brendamarie
22nd Jun 2015 (#)

Thank you Carol, she is still doing very well

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