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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Stuart - the Final Story...

Stuart is an Anatolian who was born on a ranch and as a youngster went to a loving suburban home -- with an owner whose life became increasingly complicated. At some point, the owner realized she didn't have the time and resources to give him the best in life and opted to have him rehomed.

Stuart was lucky and found a country home with wonderful and dedicated owners who have a natural aptitude and a great deal of love for their critters.

Stuart's issues, however, turned out to be much larger than anyone had imagined... :(

See the rest of the story at Karen's blog. Kudos to Karen and Michael for all the work and understanding they lavished on him.

The picture below, from about a year and a half ago, is of their older Anatolian, Akin, when he was 14 years old.
Akin is also a rehome (correction not a rehomed rescue but...) dog acquired at a later age, so he's a testament to the fact that these placements do work. He was acquired from a breeder who still had 8 puppies left from a litter; he was 8 months old.

He is still helping Karen and Michael run the ranch, although he is officially retired now.
... and apparent he can do no wrong! LOL :D
He's living in the yards around the house, has koi, parakeets and some mini horses to watch over... has learned to sneak in the kitchen door when we're unloading groceries and sort through the bags... we've caught him licking a pint of Ben & Jerry's, among other things!

May we all have the experience of wonderful dogs like Akin in our lives. :)

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Semavi Lady woofed at @ 12/19/2007 12:55:00 PM | Permanent link | (2) Comments

Anonymous HHranch sent us a woof // December 20, 2007

Akin is also "Mr. April" in the 2008 ASD Calendar....   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // December 20, 2007

A Fabulous photo it is too! :)   

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