As it’s been stated, I’m a more mature, 4 ½ year old Golden Doodle, who was lucky enough to attend my fourth Fur Ball this year. I love the Ball; for me it means helping my fellow animals. Many pets have been less fortunate than me. I am a lucky dog. I have a “forever home.” And now I know how important it is when you finally get a chance to have a family who loves you.
A year ago in December, in the middle of a snow storm, my family brought home my little brother from the Capital Area Humane Society. Now bear in mind, we weren’t intending to add to our family. Our cat Mr. Sam and I were perfectly happy being the only fur at our house. But after attending the holiday open house at the shelter and meeting the little guy, we were destined to add him to our family. We had a family talk about it; he was after all, only six months old. He had come to the Humane Society on the “Puppy Wagon” from some place down south. He was adopted by a family who returned him to the shelter after only a few short months, because they were unable to keep him. At least he was house broken…
Being a “forever home” for the little guy, whom my parents named Winston, wasn’t so easy, at least not for me. Sure he was cute, like a little red fox, but he insisted on taking all my favorite toys. The fact that he was too small to get up on my bed was a plus! He bites my ears, pulls my tail and chases Mr. Sam. But we love him … Winston is now my best friend!
Attending the Fur Ball now has a special meaning for our family. The evening is fun, I get to go to the Puppy Scrub, wear ribbons around my neck and strut my stuff in the Doggy Parade. I met lots of nice people, even danced to Global Village at Yappy Hour. But it’s more than than a fun night out. It’s the opportunity to help raise funds to support the Capital Area Humane Society and the more than 600 animals that they help each year. We’ll be there next year and I hope you will consider attending as well. Like we say at our house, “We didn’t need a second dog, but I guess he needed us!”
Please help the Capital Area Humane Society find “Forever Homes” for animals like my new brother Winston.