Friday, November 27, 2009

eYewatch friday! #20 & Thankful Story

hi every bloggie!
For this Thanksgiving Frankie Furter asked his blogpals to post our Thankful for being Adopted Story. Here goes mine....

Once upon a time, back in 1993, a little boy named Scruffy came into mom's life. You see, she never had a dog growing up. Her household was a "no pets allowed" household. Once she finished up college, she decided enough is enough and adopted Scruffy. He was a bit on the wild side and too be real honest, mom didn't know much about training dogs.- zilch, nada, nothing.

Of course the natural thing to do would be to adopt another dog. She may have had a college degree but common sense didn't kick in yet. But Scruffy was happy he now had a brother, Snoopie. Snoopie was the perfect balance to wild child Scruffball. Unfortunately, we lost Scruffy early- and Snoopie was left alone.
It was mom and Snoopie for a long time until he developed congestive heart failure. Two years after ongoing treatment, he went to the bridge. He was a very special boy and went thru many milestones... boyfriends, relocations, job changes, graduations, etc. He had a calming effect and a peaceful soul. He went to the bridge 11-27-07 and mom was very lonely.

Finally, a search began: Petfinder, 1800-Save-A-Pet, local shelters. After a long search, my handsome self was posted. I was wearing a winter scarf and a cute scruffy look. She has a thing for terrier mixes. (unfortunately my posting was lost on her last iBook which crashed).

Here's the story from the PAWS New England Rescue which saves animals from southern states. They bring them up to New England for adoption due to the overpopulation problems in the south.
"Little norwood was picked up roaming the country roads by Animal Control back in early November and took him to the kill shelter. He was such a sweet boy that they kept overlooking him on euthanasia days. we finally had room to get him and several others out of the kill shelter on 12/4/07 and take them to hillcrest clinic in memphis. Norwood had an upper respiratory infection at first and was immediately put on a broad-spectrum antibiotic and then he didn't want to eat while he was sick so the vet techs would hand-feed him just to get something in his stomach and two of the vet techs would go back to the clinic late at night to hand-feed him small amounts and to hold and rock him in a blanket. Several nights i'd be on the phone with one of them when they were back at the clinic when they should've been off work and at home. they do so much for our shelter orphans.So they nursed him back to health in just a couple of weeks and they were ecstatic when he finally got to go "home" last week :)"
Here's cute and handsome me from my first weeks at home.
Yep, I was running the streets of Memphis at 5 months old and sick. I'm very thankful for the rescue and shelter staff who were able to save me from the kill shelter and nurse me back to health. Mom is thankful she found a perfect match for her.. a wild boy who loves to run, hike, swim and give lots of kisses. We are peas and carrots (just like she was with Snoopie). True companions.

Okay, now for eYewatch Friday fotos.. See what mom is holding.. She calls it evidence of my recent killing.

Hmm I don't know what she's talking about! You have to have a good eye to see it streaming from my lips. Oh well, serial killers always hold onto a keepsake.

Happy eYewatch Friday and Thankful Adoption Story Day!


  1. Hi Norwood, what a great adoption story - you are one special pup to have gone through so much as a wee one and to have found so many people wanting to help you. The best part is that your Mom found you and gave you a wonderful forever home. We bet you are one happy boy!!!

    Woos, the OP Pack

  2. Thanks for posting your amazing adoption tale. 5 mos. old and wandering the streets? Well, you and mama are so lucky to have each other - love those snow pix and collage of YOU photos! Hope you had a good T-Day with lots of leftovers!!!
    Hugs xo

  3. Norwood, I have goose bumps. What a nice adoption story. I love to read those. I'm so glad you found each other! You have brought happy tears to my eyes!

  4. We're glad they overlooked you on euthanasia days, Norwood. You looked so sad then, and so happy now, just like Dennis!

  5. We LOVE you Norwood and we're so thankful that you've found the perfect home!
    your cat buddy,

  6. What a great story!

    Too bad Gussie didn't live in Mayemphis yet - he'd have let woo bunk with him!

    Tank woo fur sharing your story - I'm pretty sure it has made your mom a furry happy hoomom!

    PeeEssWoo: Just WAIT until woo see Petey's blog today! Woo will be soooo furry jealous!

  7. Woof woof .... meow meow ....
    Its a very touching story
    my sweet Norwood
    but you have now a life as a KING
    And you deserve it .....
    Hugs Love
    Kareltje =^.^=

  8. I am soooo very much glad that you were overlooked when it mattered. It'll never happen to you now though.
    Peas & Carrots Buttons & Bows
    Peanutbutter & Chocolate
    Grrreatness belongs together

    beautiful story Norwood. Your mom is a lucky lady.

  9. I liked your adoption story and figger you musta had a guardogian angel lookin' out fer ya Norwood. Your early days definitely explains your "street smarts". I just know we'd make great playmates if we lived close to each other. I believe you and your 2 legger were meant to be together.
    I hope you two enjoy a very long and happy friendship together.

    High fives to your guardogian angel!
    Chester ;0=)

  10. Thank you so much for sharing your story Norwood!! Sounds like you and your Mama were a match made in heaven!!


  11. Ooooo So THATS why i like you so much. you're a terrier MIX! Wild Dingo has a weird thing for terriers too. yorkies, scotties, carien. We were very close to rescuing a very wee yorkie terrier, tho the rescue group thought our home in the mountains would be too dangerous for him (they didn't understand what we would gone through for that dog and have gone through for our current dogs in the ways of fencing, escape proofing etc. We have a sibe now! So we know every trick in the book to escaping!) Here i thought you were a heeler mix...

    We lost our dingo a few days before you lost your snoopie. sigh. it's never easy. thankfully, there are more who need saving and need to love and entertain us!
    Great story!

    wild dingo

  12. Thank goodness those people saw your potential! I am so happy you two found each other. Stumpy is so happy to have your baby pictures to add to her collection.

  13. yep, we know all about you.. sometimes the tennessee still comes out! but, who wouldn't like a peanut head like yerself:)

    was that from the monstah or gingerbread boy?


  14. Hi, Norwood!
    Thanks for sharing your story!
    Glad they saved your life and helped you to get healthy and then you found your Mom! Pawesome!
    Kisses and hugs

  15. HiNorwood, Thanks for sharing your adoption story. Sure glad they overlooked you on the "e - day". You meant to be with your Mom and she is lucky to have you for a friend.
    Ernie & Sasha

  16. Norwood! I am still trying to figure out what you ate. I can't see it.

    Hey, anyway, nice story for sure. You are one extra handsome guy and your mom was lucky to find you.


  17. What a great story. We love how so many humans work so hard to see that those of us looking for forever homes finally get there safe and sound.

  18. Happy tears and smiles here..sandy the mommie of only rescues. My golden will be on the 2010 calendar!!

  19. What a wonderful adoption story, Norwood! You and your mom were made for each other!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  20. what a wonderful rescue story, Norwood!!! Mom and i are so glad you were saved!!!! YEAH!!! And you're a Tennessee loves that about you!!!



  21. Oh Norwood!
    My eyes are all wet with happy tears. We are so happy that you found such a wonderful home with your pawrents.

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