Earlier this week I briefly introduced you to my new brother, Kudzu. He is healing up really nicely and is quite the cool pup. The kids seem to really like him which is good because he is drawn to them. Our resident 'alpha' dog, Ohno (aka Mr. Grumpy Pants) isn't particularly fond of him. Mom says he'll learn to love him though. Kudzu seems to be trying to eat us out of house and home. Mom thought I ate a lot! HA!! The vet says that as he continues to heal, he burns more calories and will have a bigger appetite.
It's hard not to feel sorry for Kudzu, but Mom says that doesn't help him one single bit. From what I understand his life was kind of chaotic before coming home with us. His first owner had a lot of land and Kudzu roamed free. This guy worked away from home and was gone sometimes days at a time. Family and neighbors stopped by to feed him while his owner was out. (Mom says she thinks that adds to his eating problems. She's not entirely convinced that he is use to being fed two square meals a day.) Then when he got caught in the hammock, he was all alone and not found for several hours. We are all extremely grateful for the vet that footed the cost of the bill to save him rather than to put him down as his previous owner had requested.
Life is good for Kudzu now though. He is part of a family who adores him. Instead of acres of land to roam, he lives inside. Instead of being at the mercy of folks who don't care about him to be fed at their convenience, he is fed on a strict schedule twice a day. Instead of not having a visible purpose, he is now being trained to be a therapy dog. Mom says because of his new found appreciation for life, he may just make the best therapy dog ever. (Of course, we know that's not right because that title will one day belong to me!)
I really like Kudzu. He's only a few weeks older than me. He likes playing with me a lot. Mom says she's proud that she doesn't have to remind me to be gentle cause I already am. We are destined to have many great adventures together.
Life is good!