Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesdays with Scampi

Please click on this link- this is touching for those of you who love the dogs they have
and wonder why we have the dog we have
(Susan Garrett is a well know trainer )
  This is my first picture that Mom took of me.
 I admit, I was difficult at first. Mom had to work very hard with me.
I was not the perfect dog, nor was she the perfect human, 
but we learned and growed together
I had to learn to trust humans, in my past something 
something very bad happened to me
.I was found running loose after a very bad and scary storm, (they called it a hurricane.)
Kira found me at a rescue center ( it was my 3rd shelter that she knows of) and I played with her. 
Mom said if it was not for me playing with Kira so well she would not have adopted me because of my age. Little did she know then of the other issues I had.
I think Kira was very smart in picking me to come home with her! 

Mom had to learn how to be a better trainer and to understand us dogs more than she ever had to in the past with her other doggies. She took a lot of training classes with me.
She admits she had a lot to learn about fear aggression and nervous dogs.
She even  learned massage therapy for us dogs!
After living with me for 4 years now, we have learned a lot from each other.  
  About patience, love and respect.
Mom is now a special trainer for puppies and other dogs and owners who have issues. 
I am a very lucky boy as not many humans would try an adopt an older dog and not so many humans would try so hard to figure out how to help me overcome my fears.
Mom may not be the best trainer, but I am not the best dog either. 
I think we are very special because we love each other!
Happy Early Mother's Day to my Mom-Scampi

To answer a question in the comments- the vet guesses I am around 12 years old, now. So Mommy adopted me when I was around 8.

Pee Ess Woo- from Kira- I feel bad because I furgot a another new friend fur woo to visit.
Stop by and say hello to my friend,  Jesse the Westie!


Mango said...

Your mom is the best for sure. Yuh, some doggies have worries inside from scary things that happened to them and it takes a special human to help them be happy. Of course a beautiful sister to show you the ropes helps too.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Kudos to your Mom for what she does. And we are so glad she brought you home. How old are you, Scampi? We always thought you were a young pup, but maybe not. One thing for sure you are a gorgeous pup.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

the_Dogfather said...

Kudos to the wise Queen Kira!!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Oh Scampi, you ARE the best dog, as every dog is the best dog! We loved going to that link, and reading about all the work your Mom put into making your life better.


The Army of Four said...

I think you're the BEST for each other! You make a great team, Scampi!
What a beautiful post.
Tail wags,

Dennis the Vizsla said...

We're very happy you've gotten to live in such a great forever home for the last four years, Scampi! :-)

3 doxies said...

Ummm...hey, you mom...how bout training my sissy. Her is juuuuust like this. Her is skeered of everything and everybuddy. Her also has some of that fear aggression too. Mum doesn't really know what to do cuz our mom isn't real brite.
Scampi this was a most fantastical post. My sissy is an older doggie too, she is 8 yrs old. I do believe I likes you ol' Scmparoo.
Puddles...da one that needs da most training according to mum.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

You and your Mom are so fortunate to have each other and Kira.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

scotsmad said...

Scampi, you are so brave. You go out in the boat, try new things. Kendra just likes to stay home and bark at everyone. Good thing Kira chose you, cause most humans would go for a dog without issues. What a patient Mom.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur making your sisFUR look so angelikh ;-)

SERIOUSLY, thanks fur sharing your tale fur those that didn't know and fur reminding us of how lukhky woo are!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Scampi!
Things happen for a reason!
Somewhere it was written that you belonged there... and Kira knew it too!
I am very happy for you!
Kisses and hugs

BeadedTail said...

Scampi, it's good Kira picked you out and that you and your mom are doing so well training each other! You both are very lucky and we enjoyed reading your story. Your mom is very special for helping other dogs too so we hope she has a wonderful Mother's Day too!

Holly and Khady said...

Your momma did a wonderful thing by taking a chance on you, and look how wonderful it has turned out!

We are very glad you have found such happiness!

Holly and Khady

Jesse the Westie said...

Scampi, what a history you have! I'm so glad your life is full and complete now. And thanks to Kira for mentioning me as one of her new friends.



Wowsers, Scampi & you sure is lucky to have such a pawsome Mom.

Essex & Deacon