Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Anniversary Toby!!

Toby's Story
Toby was known by a few names before finding his FOREVER HOME with us: Barney I would say was the worst, and Heinz. He was rescued from a South Dakota puppy mill but in the worst way, they being the shelter (unsure of name), found him and his three brothers tied up outside their door on a long holiday weekend in winter. And being in Minnesota, we know how cruel winters are. We were watching him right as he was rescued and waited for him to come to MN so we could meet him. It was a long two weeks as we wanted him from the moment we saw this poor guy's photo below.

But now he is nothing like the scared, skittish dog we met when he came. He was never in a house before as he didn't understand windows at all, yes you pictured it... poor guy went smack a few times trying to get outside. We had to coax him to go on the stairs. And,Yes, he still has some quirks, is deathly afraid of trucks, loud noises, and drains on the ground. He now knows how to play and we are working on fetch... he gets it but isn't that great on bringing it back... it turns into tag for the kids! :-) He now has a big brother Loki, and they get along wonderfully!

He is very loved and a little spoiled, where he never wanted to go into the van for a drive, he now loves it! He loves to chew on his bones, and is such a cuddle bug. He loves the kids, and going for walks. His weirdest game by far that he does is he likes to catch bees and play with them... getting stung doesn't phase him at all. And after it rains he likes to look for worms... Gross huh....

Before when he was in South Dakota


Love you Toby!
Love, Mom

No matter what situations
Life throws at you,
No matter how long and treacherous
Your journey may seem...
There is always a light
At the end of tunnel!

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