Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Freddy rescues Petey, the shelter dog.

Petey rides with Nana. 
Freddy, the wiener dog, had a great adventure today - He rescued Petey, the shelter dog. Petey is a 3-year-old Chihuahua who needed transport from Sanford, FL to Lakeland, FL, about 160 miles round-trip.

Mommy found a couple of dogs that needed transport in Central Florida. When she contacted the rescue group, they already had a volunteer but they needed transport for Petey. Freddy said, "Let's go!" 

Freddy asked Nana to come along because she likes little dogs. So, this afternoon Freddy, Malibu, Nana and Mark rode with Mommy to Sanford, FL to pick up Petey. The poor little thing was skin-and-bones with really icky, long toenails. Freddy and Malibu were nice to Petey in the car, but they were very curious about the little doggie that Mommy and Nana went inside a building to get. The people at the shelter were very nice and very, very happy that Petey had a home.

Petey needs surgery on his right hind leg, so it was difficult for him to get comfortable in the car. He rode in Nana's lap. Petey tried his best not to fall asleep - keep alert, stay awake - but eventually he did fall asleep. When he was awake, he did a lot of talking to Nana. He was bigger than Nana expected. We've had friends with Chihuahuas before, but they were half the size of Petey, who seemed to be small.

Freddy and his group traveled safely to Lakeland. When they arrived, Mommy took Petey for a walk. Petey wasn't leashed trained nor did he seem to know his name, but he was a good boy and didn't try to run away. He also peed. When Mommy set Petey on the ground, he seemed even smaller... like a scrawny, baby fox. They waited a few minutes for Petey's new family. A very nice young man came to get Petey. He said, "Hello, little guy" and Petey seemed quite happy. Freddy and Malibu didn't bark at Petey, but they were glad he went in another car.

After Petey left, it was Freddy and Malibu's turn to walk around the grass. They weren't interested in anything except following Petey's trail. It was a cool and windy day, so they were happy to get back in the car. 

Freddy and his group traveled safely back to Winter Springs. Freddy and Malibu shared a plain hamburger from McDonald's as a reward for being such good friends to Petey. Freddy would like to help other shelter dogs find new families. It was a great adventure.

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