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Omaha Steve

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Sun May 29, 2016, 10:00 PM May 2016

When we adopted him, he had no place to stay that night [View all]

The story begins when I got an email from a friend. She sends all her friends photos of animals that need to be adopted from the local rescue groups. I showed it to Marta.

We weren't looking for a dog at the time. But something about the look on his face got our attention. We phoned the Homeward Bound in the Heartland rescue group: http://homewardboundintheheartland.info/

They told us Dug was left behind when his owners moved out. No food or water. IF the landlord had not checked the property and found Dug,...

Now we were paying attention. They went on to say he had been adopted but didn't get along with their young son. We wondered if his previous home had a child that might have been abusive. We didn't have any kids so no problem.

They then said he was being returned that afternoon. The foster homes were all full up. She couldn't keep him at her place because Dug didn't get along with her dog. We went to look him over. That was June 10, 2010. The rest is history. He has a loving forever home.

He didn't know what jealousy was when he got here. He learned very fast as he watched our other dogs with us. He spends most of his time evenly between both of us.

The reason I'm posting is the photo at the bottom from today.

After just a day or two with us. Like me, he has put on a few pounds since then.

He has no problem getting along with our granddaughter. He sneaks her a kiss as she watches TV in 3D glasses.

All three of our dogs are kissers. All three are rescues. Sweetie's story is here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x3581271

Dug asleep on my lap in my recliner.

Sharing my lap with Luka a few weeks ago. They are both on my lap as I write this. Luka is under his blanket. Dug rolled over for a chest rub.

Luka before age put a lot of white hair on his face. We almost lost him 2 weeks ago. The vet did an emergency procedure and he is fine today. Named after a young abused boy that lived on the second floor.

It is a good day when my dementia let's me write like the old days from time to time. I miss it when I can't

Today I went to the BIG 10 baseball tournament final. Marta sent me this picture of him waiting for me to come home.


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sweet. nt WhiteTara May 2016 #1
Sweetie looks almost exactly like our girl, Lyric ms liberty May 2016 #2
Yes, Sweetie does love to burrow under the blankets... martalcd May 2016 #8
I don't know you, of course, but I really loved reading about your dogs and family here! bjo59 May 2016 #3
Sweet animals Scarsdale May 2016 #25
Whoops Scarsdale May 2016 #26
Spectacular! MerryBlooms May 2016 #4
Aww, nice story Omaha Steve arikara May 2016 #5
K&R! What a little cutie and thank you for sharing his story! Rhiannon12866 May 2016 #6
A good day, indeed. Thanks for sharing, OS! villager May 2016 #7
Very cool Steve-he looks like he has some Jack Russell in him. jalan48 May 2016 #9
All we really know he is a terrier mix Omaha Steve May 2016 #42
OH Steve blondie58 May 2016 #10
They are all so lucky to have found you and Marta. Land of Enchantment May 2016 #11
What a doll. SusanCalvin May 2016 #12
I love this story. Thank you for it. rusty quoin May 2016 #13
Thank you, OS! tom_kelly May 2016 #14
Here he is Omaha Steve May 2016 #17
Logged in just to rec this. flvegan May 2016 #15
My animal rights friend Omaha Steve May 2016 #44
Better every day, brother. flvegan Jun 2016 #46
Still kicking Omaha Steve Jun 2016 #47
Squeeeeeeeeeeeee shenmue May 2016 #16
OS, you make my heart happy! Enthusiast May 2016 #18
You're making me cry, Omaha Steve. OnyxCollie May 2016 #19
This is my favorite post of the week. Thank you so much for sharing all this beauty and humanity, JudyM May 2016 #20
scratches all around -- and love and hugs oldandhappy May 2016 #21
Thanks OS mahina May 2016 #22
Wonderfully kind madokie May 2016 #23
Dogs are good people, baldguy May 2016 #24
What a cutie-pie! And that pic of annabanana May 2016 #27
Omaha Steve malaise May 2016 #28
Great post Steve. rhett o rick May 2016 #29
Steve, a lot has been said Iwillnevergiveup May 2016 #30
Adorable. So happy you rescued Dug. I too have rescue dogs. OregonBlue May 2016 #31
Marta picked out Luka, he was our first rat terrier Omaha Steve Jun 2016 #48
I never thought I'd be one of those old ladies with a little dog but these dogs have just captured OregonBlue Jun 2016 #52
What great looking doggies! nt valerief May 2016 #32
Awww! Lovely story! Sweet doggies! smirkymonkey May 2016 #33
What a wonderful transition! Francis Booth May 2016 #34
Dug sure got lucky! dooner May 2016 #35
Your story made my day. Lucky dogs, lucky humans. Vinca May 2016 #36
Love this notawinger May 2016 #37
What a wonderful story and what a wonderful guy...you are! zwyziec May 2016 #38
I love stories like this! Duval May 2016 #39
Omaha Steve Diclotican May 2016 #40
They say you call tell a lot about a man...by the company he keeps. FailureToCommunicate May 2016 #41
What a sweetie pie! redstatebluegirl May 2016 #43
Dug is so lucky to have found his way to you! Rescue animals here! Dont call me Shirley May 2016 #45
you're such a lovely person renate Jun 2016 #49
Awww. myrna minx Jun 2016 #50
he is beautiful hollysmom Jun 2016 #51
Post removed Post removed Oct 2016 #53
Sweet, sweet Dug. May he rest in peace before chasing rabbits and eating treats from the hands of angels! MLAA Nov 2023 #54
Beautiful story of his life and adoptive home family, Steve. JudyM Nov 2023 #55
Full condolences Picaro Nov 2023 #56
So sorry to hear your story about Dug. 1WorldHope Nov 2023 #57
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