Floyd was one of my first rescues. Actually, it was a joint rescue with my friend Rita, a fellow rescuer and shelter photographer.
She was at the shelter when Floyd was dragged in on a rope.
This is Floyd, Day 1 at my house….You can still see the rope around his neck
Floyd on his way to healing..
and here is Floyd right before he was adopted..
Now jump to 11 years later…
Just wanted to give you a quick update on Floyd. He’s doing fine. He is starting to feel his age a little bit (some stiffness) but overall he’s spry, happy and healthy. He’s been a wonderful companion all these years and Debra and I are looking forward to as many more as we all can have. Our boys are both grownup, now, and away at school but when they come home, Floyd is ecstatic. He loves to go for walks along the meadow, hills and fields along the fire-road by the side of our house.
His favorite thing to do is run around our pool while I swim laps – always with a ball or something in his mouth.
We just bought him a new bed that has a lot of padding and some stuffed side cushions. He loves it.
I’ve attached some photos we’ve taken along the 11+ years that Floyd has been part of our family. We are so happy that you both did what you did for him. I think he’s the happiest dog in America, and possibly the world.
All the best to you both,
Floyd’s recovery was a long and hard one- aside from his obvious physical healing there was the slow and delicate process of emotional rehab and training- He knew nothing about how to be a dog. When I first picked up Floyd at the shelter I handed him a treat- he almost bit my hand off. Not because he was a mean dog but because he had never been given anything in his life and did not know how to accept it.
I was beyond thrilled to receive this update and cases like this will always be a testament to me on the power of rescue and how it can completely turn a tragic story into an inspiring one.
In 2013 we hope to take on many more dogs like Floyd, with your help we can.
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