Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our skittish pup, Theo, is finding his way

Demetrius and I adopted Theodore (Theo) from the Collinsville shelter on Father’s Day this year. Hence his name, Theo – Demetrius’ middle name is Theodore, named after his father, Theodore. So, that makes our 4-legged family addition the third generation Theo.

The shelter didn’t know much about his background, but we assume he was abused at some time. He shivered for weeks after we adopted him and would hide under furniture when friends came over.

He’s a blue heeler mix, which are generally friendly and smart dogs – so we’re just loving him until he understands that he’s safe here.

We take Theo to the Bark Park, and while he doesn’t play much with the other pups yet, he allows the people to pet him. We also discovered that he knows how to fetch and can run pretty darn fast. He now has an entire collection of squeaky toys and tennis balls.

Theo loves riding in the car, so I take him with me when I’m running errands or off to the grocery store. He is getting much more comfortable with our active lifestyle and loves hanging out with Mom & Dad.

It’s hard to imagine not having a pup in our home. If you’re considering adopting a pet, visit the Humane Society of Tulsa’s web site.

And if you'd like to do something special for your pet, visit my friends Danny & Rich's web site, the Spoiled Pet Cafe. They make organic treats and gift baskets for your pups.

Funny thing about dogs - they love unconditionally. I have a pillow that is embroidered, "I strive to be the person my dog believes I am." That's a pretty good goal for all of us.

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