My Piece of Doggie Heaven
(St. Louis, MO )
Brodee is cute not only because of his large expressive cartoonish eyes and his unusually large smile, but because Brodee is a survivor. I adopted Brodee from a shelter. He came to me with an extensive hard background. He started out living with a homeless man on the streets, he almost starved to death and was brought into the shelter. He was adopted twice and both times returned because of the bad reputation the breed has despite that he had never shown aggression to any of them. When I first called he shelter about adopting they brough him over and it was love at first sight! Prior to me adopting him he was crated for 23 hours a day!!!
Brodee's favorite activity is rolling around in the grass on our first morning walk. It is sometimes hard to get him to stop even after 10 or so minutes! He is very friendly with everyone, especially if they are willing to give him a good back scratch! He has a very strict routine in the morning. First he REFUSES to get out of bed until it is exactly time for his walk. Then he does stretches for a few minutes. Then it's time for breakfast, a walk and a roll around in the grass. When he is finished with that it's time to go back to bed and wait for me to get home from work! This routine is never to be messed with to him. If I try and change one little aspect he refuses!
He has been such a blessing to me this past year. We are amazingly great pals and his smile warms me up and makes me giggle everyday! His tail never stops wagging and he is so appreciative that he is now in a permanent home with a loving mama!