Saturday, April 28, 2012

Two Sweet Girls Need a Good Home

Fluffy and Kookie

Although I normally blog about cats, these two dogs have captured my heart so I'm going to talk a bit about them today. They have spent most of their lives together and are very dependent on one another and need to be adopted as a pair. Fluffy is sight impaired and Kookie takes care of her. Fluffy can see shapes and shadows and manages to do just fine, so don't be scared off by her challenges. They walk just fine on a leash and you can walk them together. They miss their home where they lived for many years, but their owner could no longer care for them. How about you? Do you have room in your heart for these terrific dogs?

Here's their story with a link to their video below. Both are available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City MO. Thanks for reading about them.

Hello! We are Fluffy and Kookie and are so very pleased to introduce ourselves to you! We are the sweetest, most affectionate dogs on earth and we are searching for a brand new home. Our story is a sad one, yet filled with inspiration and hope, and we intend for our story to have a very happy ending. First though, we need you to meet us and fall in love, realize what super wonderful dogs we are, decide to take a chance and rescue us, and then help us get settled into our new home. Please? Will you at least think about it? For just a minute or two?

I am Kookie, a 5 year old, 63 pound, totally housebroken Lab mix. I have beautiful black and white fur, soft eyes, and adorable perky ears that are so expressive. I am the protector for my sister, Fluffy. She is incredible, she really is! I admire everything about her. She is my sister and my partner, my best friend and loyal companion....the one stable and safe part of my life. Fluffy is mostly blind from a genetic condition, although she can still see shadows and she definitely doesn't let her blindness get her down. Her condition doesn't require any special or costly medical care. She is almost 6 years old, about 80 pounds, also totally housebroken, and also a Lab mix, although she looks very different than I do. She is soft and furry and a gorgeous yellow color. Looking into Fluffy's face can break your heart and warm your heart all at the same time. I just love that girl!

We came to Wayside when our previous owner could no longer care for us. That was a sad day for all of us. We loved our mom very much and she loved us too. It's hard to get split up from your family. Confusing and worrisome too, not knowing what's going on. And then ending up in a homeless has been a stressful ride for both of us. We honestly don't know what we'd do without each other. The volunteers are trying so hard to help us stay positive and happy, but different people seem to take us out for walks everyday and it's hard to establish a routine here. It's much easier for Fluffy when she's familiar with her surroundings, but that's so hard too. We break a few more hearts with every week we're here, because people feel sorry for us. We don't want to be that way though! We want to be joyful and carefree and secure. We want to be part of a family again.

We thought our luck had finally changed, when we were adopted by a wonderful new mom about a month ago! My, those were good times in our new home. Our mom adored us in every way and said we were such a joy to have in her home. We were affectionate and fun and kept her entertained every single day, with our enthusiasm and love for life. We were well behaved at all times, fully housetrained, never any trouble at all in our new home. We even got along fine with the cat who lived with us! We enjoyed playing outside, going for walks and car rides, just living and loving life. Unfortunately, our new mom had a change in her lifestyle and she was no longer able to keep us. It was such a disappointment for us, but we understand...we have no choice but to understand. And to be perfectly honest, we're thankful to Wayside and it's village of staff and volunteers who welcomed us back with open arms. They were sad for us, but went right back to work searching for another new home where we can be safe, comfortable, and loved...hopefully for the rest of our lives this time around.

During our stay at Wayside, we've been fortunate in that we've touched the heart of a very special woman...she's featured in our video...and she has made such a difference in our lives. She takes us to her home for a few days each week for a break from shelter life. She's fostered many times before and says we are the easiest dogs she's ever brought home. She said we'll be the perfect match for someone looking for low maintenance, affectionate dogs who are always happy to see you! She wanted to offer up some peace of mind to you as well, regarding Fluffy's blindness. Us dogs aren't reliant on our eyes as much as people are, and Fluffy has been getting around just fine, including maneuvering the stairs. She checks out each room, figuring out where the furniture is, and she remembers! It's really no big deal and pretty incredible to watch her in action. At night, our favorite thing to do is to curl up on the couch together with our foster mom in between us. We love belly rubs and rump scratches. We also enjoy playing in the backyard and I like to play fetch. We're very well behaved and don't cause any trouble at all. We're so happy, grateful, and appreciative just to be hanging out in a home...the little things in life are like heaven to us!

We walk very well on our leashes and one person can typically take us both for a walk at the same time. Fluffy follows my lead and I never, ever lead her astray. Keep in mind, though, as I'm going on and on about how well I take care of Fluffy, that she takes care of me just as much. Her companionship means the absolute world to me. We thrive with people around to love us and our favorite thing in the world is a good belly rub, together with a cheerful human voice. We are sweet, affectionate, calm, and smart too! We can sit for our treats, which we love, and we know plenty of other commands as well. We'd prefer to have a home without kids under 5. The youngsters sometimes make us nervous, especially Fluffy, what with their loud voices and unpredictable movements. Other dogs make us nervous too, so we hope we can be your only dogs. We do just fine with cats though!

Just in case you're reluctant about taking two precious sweethearts home with you together, let us ease your mind. We love to play together and promise not to fight. We do like to eat separately and in peace, but other than that, we want to be together always. We'll be able to keep each other company when you're away, so no feeling guilty about leaving us alone! We keep each other happy and healthy. You get a special Wayside adoption deal when you adopt both of us together, too. And of course, you're assured double the doggie love every single day. How can you possibly resist?

We promise not to cause trouble in our new home! We'd love a daily walk, to help us stay happy and healthy, and of course plenty of loving attention, but other than that, we won't ask for much. We're just two sweet dogs, longing for the routine, safety, and security of our very own home and family. Don't we deserve that? Won't you please take a chance on two gentle souls like us? Our love and devotion to each other is incredible, and we'd really like to include you in our pack. Please?
Love, Kookie and Fluffy

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