Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Contestant #12


Jersey
"When we adopted Jersey, a dachshund/chihuahua mix, it was clear that he had never been loved. His name was "Ricardo" - which he apparently was called for years - but he didn't even respond to it. He was bleeding from an injury to his neck, and the owners acted as though they never even noticed. We brought him home and renamed him Jersey - a name that he learned very quickly. It took him some time to figure out how to play - I don't think anyone had ever played toys with him! Now, he is surrounded by toys (like his goose in the photo). He carries them around and plays with them constantly, and I think he is thankful to have such a loving home."

6 comments:

Happy Hounds said...

Now who couldn't love a face like this! Jersey you are so very precious. I LOVE Dachshunds!!! I used to have a Chiweenie too. She has crossed the Rainbow Bridge but I have a doll of her in my shop.

Art and Sew Forth said...

What a fantastic story! Yay for Jersey boy!! Such a cutie, too!

SassySashadoxie said...

Aww, what a sad story that a fellow wienie (chiwienie) would have such a tragic start. Glad you found a happy tails ending with your forever fam. :)Sasha, the wiener dog.

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

A chiwienie? LOL Jersey is so cute. It is nice to hear that he is doing so well and has such a loving home, and toys! Thank you for saving him and sharing his story.
Diana

Freya's Studio said...

He's lucky you brought him into your life. He looks like a sweetheart.

An absolutely beautiful photo too!

tetedefromage said...

Such a cutie...and great photo, too!