Updated: Jul 21, 2022
I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!!
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Bow Wow, that is “hi there” in dog. The humans call me Seabiscuit, but in my language I am called “Woof.” I have been told that humans hear this and don’t realize that it is pronounced differently to each dog. I’m a 7-year-old (that is 21 in human years), short hair German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd mix male. As you can see, my coloring is a red, chestnut, and orangish mix, we call that “arf arf.”
Yes, I’m a large dog, but I’ve been described by many people that have met me as friendly, affectionate, gentle, quiet, dignified, athletic, and playful. I weigh 95 pounds. I’m up to date on my vaccinations (we call that “ruff”), I’ve been neutered, and more importantly, I’m a cancer SURVIVER!
Did you know that I’m kind of famous on social media? Well, you see, for about a week I was running around Carriage Crossing and a lot of people saw me. Then a lot of kind people tried to catch me so I wouldn’t get hit by a car. When they were chasing me, I thought they were playing with me, I ran and ran and ran. Apparently, I was so fast and elusive, that everybody decided my name should be Seabiscuit. You know, after the famous race horse. They posted about me all over Collierville groups asking if anyone had lost me, but no one stepped up to claim me. That is the part that I don’t understand, because I’m a chill, calm teddy bear of a guy.
I’ll tell you that I’m glad that these wonderful people finally won the game of chase, because now I’m safe at the Collierville Animal Shelter. I have a nice place to rest my head and I’m feed very well. And despite my playful game of chase on Carriage Crossing, I walk easily on the leash and go into a natural “heel” walking style. When I go on walks with the humans, and they stop, I melt into their side and just hope that they or anybody walking by will reach down and pet me. My friends at the shelter say that I’m what you call “an old soul” and a gentle giant. One human even said, “I got to walk this big teddy bear and he captured my heart! He’s the kind of dog you keep thinking about when you’re not with him!”
You would think that this is all that I have to tell you about, but no there is more! There is so much going on I thought I would write a journal about my adventures. So here we go….
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Today something interesting happened. Three female humans from a place called Midnight Star came by to start taking pictures of all my Shelter animal friends for their website, to help us all get adopted. Apparently, they decided to start by taking pictures of us dogs. I was the first one to get my picture taken. They were so nice, but I wasn’t really interested in my picture being taken. The love and attention were just fine with me, but they took my picture anyway. After my photoshoot, I was taken back so that another dog could get their picture taken. I hope they like the camera more than I did.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
You know what, these humans at the shelter are so nice. They take me out for walks and oh the play yard, I LOVE THE PLAY YARD!!!!!! I’m not much of a talker, but if I were I’d tell them thank you for all that you have done for me and my animal friends. I know I’m safe here; I just wish I could find my furever home! I want my own humans so much! I’d be so good for any type of family. I hope people are being told that I LOVE it when they pet me and I’m so gentle with the little humans.
Friday, July 1, 2022
Two of the female humans from Midnight Star came to get me today so I could have an outing. They told everybody that they were taking me out to introduce me to more humans, to spoil me, and hopefully get humans interested in adopting me. Yes, they took pictures of me again. Those humans like to take pictures. Oh well, I guess it’s ok. Humans can be weird sometimes. Anyway, here is a picture that was taken of me on the car ride back to their Studio.
Once in the Studio they took another picture of me.
These female humans even brought my bed along and guess what…a male human showed up and he brought a human pup, they called it a “kid”, that loved on me!
They decided to take me out to meet more humans. We walked out back and guess what I saw…MORE “KIDS”!!!! Oh, the petting, the attention, and the love that they showed me! IT WAS WONDERFUL!!!!!!!
After that we walked over to the patio at the Highlander Restaurant. This is a place that humans like to go and eat their food. The humans that I meet there were great too! They brought me my own water in a bowl. I drank my water and relaxed as the humans ate their lunch! There was even some talk from some humans about telling other humans about me. Everybody seems like they want to help me get adopted. The humans were amazed that I didn’t beg for human food or try and snatch any human food from the table.
After we came back from the place where humans eat. The female humans decided to give me something that they called a “doggie spa treatment.” While one was taking pictures, the other was putting something that they called “Dog Balm” on my paws. They told me that it was safe for me to lick if I wanted too. I did and it tasted good.
After that I went to sleep on my bed until it was time for them to take me back to the Shelter. I had a great day!
July 2, 2022
Today, the two female humans came back to get me for another outing and they brought a different male human with them. They told me we were going to the park to show me off, do something that they called a “photoshoot” with me and then they had a “photoshoot” with some different humans later on. They took me to a shaded area near what they called a “walkway’ and took some pictures of me. I still don’t care much for the thing that they call a “camera”, but it is what it is, I guess. Here are some of the pictures that the male human took of me. In between him taking pictures of me, I met new people, some of them stopped to pet me, and I met other dogs too. Everyone was so nice.
After he was finished the other humans showed up to get their pictures taken. One of the female humans and I stayed at the shaded picnic table to keep guard over all the stuff that was left on the table. I kept all the squirrels away. I love squirrels, but they are scared of me. Here are a couple of pictures of me guarding the table.
After that we went to a different place where humans like to eat, it was called Firebirds. We sat out on the patio there too. Everyone that saw me said that they thought I was a great dog. Some even talked about going home and talking to other humans about adopting me. I hope someone does! The humans at this place brought me my own ice water! I drank my water and the three humans ate. I even stayed under the table at the male human’s feet and didn’t make a sound. I like him too. They took me back to the Studio for a couple of hours where I got to play with that human pup, I mean “kid”, again.
On the way back to the Shelter, the humans told me that they couldn’t come get me until later next week. They told me what a good boy I was and that they would miss me! They promised that they would come back to take me on outings again. They are so nice.
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Well, today I’m at the Shelter. I get to play with my friends here. Did you know that we have cats and kittens here too? There’s a kitten in the front named Kaela. I like Kaela, but I think she is a little scared of me. She hisses at me if I get too close to her cage. I wish she knew that I think she is cute kitten that I wouldn’t do anything to hurt her. She is up for adoption too. I can’t write anymore, because I’m going out for a walk now.
Monday, July 4, 2022
Happy Fourth of July everybody! I hope everybody has a wonderful time. Today is another day of walks and play yard with my dog friends and my human friends from the Shelter. It’s amazing how well that these humans treat us, but we all still wish we had our own furever homes! Oh, I forgot to tell you, we have ducks out here as well. They live on the lake just outside the front door. I don’t chase after them when I go for my walks. I like the ducks. They walk funny and make a weird noise when they talk. I try to understand them, but I haven’t been able to yet.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Today I was told that my human friends from Midnight Star Collierville called and said that they couldn't come to get me today. They said that they would see me tomorrow. They also said that they would come take me out for the day this Thursday. I think they miss me. I guess I'll cuddle with my favorite toy, a plush frog. I call him Ruff Ruff. It's a hot day today, so I might not move around as much. My life is good, but it could be so much better in a furever home! Hopefully one day.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Today is another hot one. I guess Ruff Ruff gets more cuddles. Have I told you about my best dog friend? His name is Snoopy. Not the cartoon dog, a real dog. Snoopy is so lucky, he is in the process of being adopted. I'm happy for him, but I'll tell you a secret, I'm a little jealous. Oh, guess what, my female human friends did stop by to see me today. I guess they really do miss me and you know what, I've missed them too. I had so much to tell them. They talked to me and told me that they would be back in the morning to pick me up. They are so nice. I can't wait to go out with them tomorrow. It's the next best thing to being adopted!
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Today my female human friends from Midnight Star Collierville came to get me for my outing. I'm starting to get use to them. I really think that they like having me around. You know what, I like being with them too. Anyways, I brought my favorite toy (my plush frog I call Ruff Ruff) with me so that I could show him to my friends. Ruff Ruff and I had a little "photoshoot", as they call it, today.
We went on short walks today since it was so hot. On one of the walks we saw some "kids" out back. They all wanted to pet me and know my story. No pictures of this, because the human walking me was busy telling them my story and the "kids" we loving on me. I'm a happy boy! We came back inside and I rested for a while.
At one point, the three female humans had a meeting with another female human and there were also two male humans there. The females talked as I walked around and the two human males took time to pet me. I need to go out, so one of my friends took me for a walk. She took me out back, but I wanted to go out front. She took my back inside so I could go out the front door. We walked down the street and I smelled everything. We stopped so that a male human could pet me, he asked about me, and my friend told him all about me. He said that he couldn't believe that no one had adopted me yet. He thought that I would be a good service dog. We went back inside and I laid down with Ruff Ruff and took a nap. Later, I went for a walk down to the place that they call the "Highlander." Everyone came outside to see and pet me. When we go back I got a fan all to myself, well, I shared it with Ruff Ruff.
These female humans are taking such good care of me. I'm getting use to them. They do love me! After I rested for a while, they gave me a couple of treats. They were good.
When it was time to take me back to the shelter, they female humans talked to me all the way. They told me that they couldn't come to get me until next week. They told me what a good boy I am, how handsome I am, and that they will miss me. I can't wait to see them again. I'm back at the shelter now. I have so much to share with my buddies here. I have had a great day!
Friday, July 8, 2022
Today was a day at the Shelter. Ruff Ruff and I hung out for most of the day. I got to play with my human friends and my dog friends. I would love to be able to play with the kitten called Kaela, but she is just not wanting me to be near her. She is so cute and she is looking for a furever home too. The next time my friends from Midnight Star come and get me, I will ask them to post pictures of her. I tried understanding the ducks again today, but it just isn't happening yet. I guess I will get some sleep now. As always, I will go to sleep wishing for my furever home!
Friday, July 13, 2022
I know I haven't written in my blog for a couple of days. It's just been so hot lately. Sunday and Monday, the humans tell me that these are 2 days in what they call a week, were days I was at the shelter. I played a little bit, I went out for walks, but mostly I hung out with Ruff Ruff. I was gonna to tell everybody about my dog friend Salt, but she got adopted. I'm happy for her. All of my dog and cat friends here at the shelter deserve to find their furever homes. Today, my friends from Midnight Star came to get me for the day. I was so excited to see them. I missed them and I can tell that they missed me. I got to meet two new people there, both male humans. One is the son on one of my female friends. He is not a "kid" but he is super nice. He walked me a lot and all the petting, you know that is my favorite thing. Before we went out on one of our walks, he was told that people love to stop and talk to me. He didn't believe it. But what do you know, we went out back and the human pups were outside and wanted to pet me. That is always fun and I love it. The other male human is one that now works there with my female human friends. He is very nice too. Come to think about it, my female human friends haven't introduced me to anyone that hasn't been nice. There were no pictures taken today because we were just enjoying each other's company.
Friday, July 19, 2022
Well a lot has happened over the last few days. My friends at Midnight Star had a lot of running around to do last Thursday so I hung out at the shelter with my dog buddies. But Friday they came to pick me up. I got to meet 2 new female humans at what my friends call their "Studio". They were nice. I also got what they called "brushed."
And of course we went for walks and I got to see the kids outside every now and then. I'll tell you something, they love me and I love them too. When my friends took me home, they told me that they would pick me up Wednesday. Now I'm going to just go ahead and skip to today. I GOT ADOPTED!!!!!!!! This is my new furever family! Aren't they handsome!
This isn't the end of my story, not at all. Unfortunately, it is the end of my blog here. I just want to thank everyone for following and sharing my blog. Thank you to my friends at Midnight Star. Thank you for showing me love, and attention, and showing everyone that I am special! Now go and help my other friends at the shelter find their furever homes. And last but not least, "Ruff, arrfffffff, and bow wow!" That means I love and miss you and I'll never forget you!