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Success Story Tiny Guy (aka Foxy)

Success Story Tiny Guy (aka Foxy)

We thank Susana and Don for sharing their story to celebrate the life of their sweet Muttville dog, Tiny Guy (formerly Foxy), who crossed the rainbow bridge on August 26th:

The day came and went when The Tiny Guy passed away. The evening of utter grief and the heavy sadness that followed are worth bearing because we had almost 1.5 years of extraordinary cuteness, fluffiness, and joy-inducing tail wags.

He came to us as a skinny, bad skin, mostly bald foster named Foxy but we called him The Tiny Guy. We will be forever grateful to Sherri for scooping him up and telling us, “here is your next foster.” They were filming a music dance video that day so he is there in the video. He became extremely ill in the next weeks. It became a hospice situation but he refused to die. He lived another almost one and a half years with more ups than downs. When he felt good, despite spinal disease, severe arthritis, etc., he enjoyed our family outings from the height of his stroller with occasional short walks. Every time he fell ill and pulled through, we vowed to spoil him and enjoy every moment with him more. We couldn’t get enough of him. We loved staring at him pose, walk, skip, and sleep. He entertained all with those looks, that wonky walk, and entitled demeanor.

Tiny Guy’s improving good looks were amazing! We pulled up to The W Hollywood in our normal car but as soon as the hotel staff saw The Tiny Guy, we got the celebrity treatment. Telephone cameras came at us from everywhere and his pictures must have flooded social media that week.

Another time, we were at Crissy Field where TV reporters happened to be that morning. He was on the news twice later that day!

Most endearingly, he was a friend to our ill and declining 18 year old cat. They slept closer and closer together the more ill Eddie became. Tiny Guy passed away shortly after his pal Eddie did but we want to believe they are together again.

Thank you Muttville!

Susana & Don

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mariem3 | 09.24.14 | 0 comments

Success Story Buster (aka Iggy)

Success Story Buster (aka Iggy)

Stories like this just make us laugh! Read this cute tale about Buster (formerly Iggy). We’re glad his new family discovered his “inner coon dog”:

Buster had a choice of every chair and couch in the R V and he decided he liked the dash so, he gets the dash. I put up reflectors to keep him from overheating and left some gaps so he could see out. He has a huge side window where he keeps an eye on all the campers.

Speaking of campers, he is our camp dog and everyone loves him. At night, we have started our fox hunt tour and it is a hit. He is a super hunter and finds the foxes for us to see. Two nights ago, he found a raccoon and howled under the tree like a coon dog. We all laughed so hard.

He is getting better and stronger since his surgery and I will have to be creative to find ways to burn off some of his excessive energy. Sometimes I attach him to the back rack on my bike and he runs him behind me, he has a lot of fun!

We are in love and this love of ours is for our lifetime. Thank you Muttville.

Captions for photos:

1. Iggy in bed

2. He still not sure about sharing we had a fun tug of war..

3. His first campfire

Sincerely,
Lin


Are you the proud parent of a Muttville dog? Send us your story! Include 3 of your favorite photos and send to success_stories@muttville.org with the subject line ‘Success Story’.

You can help create many more new beginnings!
Adopt. Foster. Volunteer. Donate.

mariem3 | 09.17.14 | 1 comment

Success Story "Buddy" (a.k.a. Chip)

Success Story "Buddy" (a.k.a. Chip)

Home cooking, exercise, and a loving home is the perfect formula for an amazing transformation for Buddy (formerly Chip):

My boyfriend adopted “Chip” (now Buddy) from you last Feb and although he was only with you for a couple of weeks before we took him home I just thought you’d like to know that it’s going great!

He was overweight and taking liver meds when we got him, but has trimmed down and doesn’t need pills anymore thanks to good old home cooking and lots of running around. He goes camping, goes to the beach, loves Pt. Isabel (who doesn’t?) and is happy to come out for a night on the town at Oakland’s dog-friendly bars.

Thanks for all you do, and I know if I ever am ready for another dog he’ll be a Muttville alumni.

Thanks,

Mia

Are you the proud parent of a Muttville dog? Send us your story! Include 3 of your favorite photos and send to success_stories@muttville.org with the subject line ‘Success Story’.

You can help create many more new beginnings!
Adopt. Foster. Volunteer. Donate.

mariem3 | 09.03.14 | 1 comment