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Meet Our Mascott!

Posted by foreverhomepetrescue on September 29, 2008

Meet Candy (also known as Banana) – the Foreverhome Mascot:

 

Candy was unfortunate enough to have been “rescued” by a man who had a kennel up in the desert where he took dogs and left them. They had food and water – but that’s really all they had other than a 6×9 dirt pen. Many of them were there for years. This is where Candy spent 3 years of her life before we got her out of there with the intention of finding her a home. Find her a home we did – with the President/Founder of Foreverhome (me!).

Yes, I broke the number one rescue rule…. no keeping. I kept. Just one. She is my ONLY personal dog – and she is my best friend and is with me all the time – at work, at home, at adoptions. Candy has been blind all of her life – she does not have pupils – and she is currently 12 years old. She is the most balanced dog I have ever met – reacting to nothing, she allows puppies and kitties to climb all over her and bite her ears and face.

Candy is absolutely wonderful – and, yes, a Pit Bull. She is the same age as Cesar Milan’s dog, Daddy – and has a similar temperament. She has never met a dog or cat (or rabbit or rat) that she didn’t like… except the feral in my house that whacks her in the nose every now and then.

Her temperament leads me to believe that this dog had love when she was younger. Someone spent a lot of time training her (she knows sit, down, stay, come, shake) and someone spent a lot of time socializing her with other animals. I hope that the family that had her prior to me isn’t still wondering where she is… I can’t imagine losing a dog like Candy. She’s my everything.

In the short time that Candy has lived with me, she has slowed down a lot. She sleeps about 20 hours per day and her hips are starting to give out on her. She has gotten grayer and grayer in the face and often requires help these days to get into the car. She barely has any teeth at all.

Everyone has, in their lifetime, one pet (or maybe two) that are their “heart” – and Candy is my heart dog. There will never be another Candy. I hope she stays with me for many more years… I’m not sure what I’d do without her.

Stop by one of our adoption events in Porter Ranch and you can meet Candy (although the odds are that she’ll be sleeping!)….

 

I suppose that a dog that becomes blind may miss running at full tilt – but a dog that has been blind all it’s life probably wouldn’t know the difference.

It’s sad, in a way, that this is the case.

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