Monday, January 31, 2011

Almost Home Dogs - Episode 4: Cabernet, The Survivor!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the feature of this blog where we interview a different dog from Almost Home Foundation each week. This past Saturday, our Mama was volunteering at the adoption show, and she was told to go pick up a dog named Cabernet from the groomer! She went back there and saw a handsome young terrier sitting nicely while a groomer finished clipping around his ears. When the groomer handed Cabernet to our Mama, he jumped up on her and said, "Lets get outta here!" Mama hung out with him all day. By the end of the day, she knew he was the one we needed to interview for the week! So everyone, lets welcome Cabernet, the four year old terrier!


C(Cabernet): "Hi, thanks for having me!"


TLS(us): "Whats new, Cabernet?"


C: " I just got groomed the other day! Do you want to see my before and after pictures?"


TLS: "Sure we do!"


C: "Okay. This is me before I got groomed."


C: "And this is me after I got groomed!"


TLS: "Whoa, thats a big difference!"


C: "Yes, I feel much lighter now! And I'm a lot softer! Some of my friends say they thought I looked cuter with all my fur. But it will grow back... and hopefully it won't be as wild! I looked like a mountain man before!"


TLS: "We think you look nice either way."


C: "Oh, thanks! You're so nice!"


TLS:: "So. Cabernet. You have kind of a wild story, don't you? Do you want to tell us how you came to Almost Home Foundation?"


C: "Sure. Its kind of a disturbing story. You see, for the first four and a half years of my life, my sister and I had a home. I don't remember much about it though. It seems like years ago since I was there. But it was really only a few weeks ago that my owners put my sister and I in a dog crate together, and took us for a ride in the car. And then, you know what they did? THEY THREW US OUT THE DOOR OF THE CAR!!!! While it was still moving!"


TLS: "Oh no! Thats a terrible thing to do!"


C: "I know, right? We were so scared. The crate went BUMP BUMP BUMP and me and my sister bounced around and around. And our owners drove away and never looked back."


TLS: "Holy moly. Then what happened?"

C: "Well, some nice people saw what happened, and they stopped their car and came to see if there was anyone in the dog crate that had been chucked out of the car ahead of them. And they found me and my sister! They took us to the vet. We got checked out, and luckily, neither of us was hurt."

TLS: "Thats like a miracle!"


C: "Yup, it was a miracle alright! We could have been killed! We were safe. But not quite safe enough, yet. We were turned over to a local high-kill shelter."


TLS: "Uh-oh. Thats not good!"


C: "Not good at all. My sis and I had ten days to find new home, before it would be lights out for us! Well, it was our eighth day, and things didn't seem to be going our way. And then... some volunteers from Almost Home Foundation saw us! They rescued us! They took us from the high kill shelter, and found foster homes for us!"


TLS: "Hurray! We were getting scared, there, for a minute!"


C: "The story gets better. My sister had a happy ending. See, she was in a foster home, and the foster family took her to the vet to get her shots and everything. A worker at the vet's office fell in love with her! So right away, my sis got her forever home. She lives in a house with a bunch of cats. They changed her name to Josie. Like Josie And The Pussycats!"


TLS: "LOL! Thats awesome! But what about you?"


C: "I have a great foster home. But I'm still looking for my forever family."


TLS: "You seem like a great dog."

C: "I think I am! I love people. I love to cuddle. If you hug me, I just lean into you and get all quiet and happy and cozy. I like to cuddle on people's laps, and I love to be petted! I give kisses, too!"


TLS: "Do you get along with other dogs?"


C: "I'm undecided. I get along with some dogs really well right away. Other dogs, I get off on the wrong foot with, and I bark at them. But I think I could get along with any dog if I had some time with them... instead of just, like, passing them on a walk or something."


TLS: "How about kids? Do you get along with them?"


C: "Yeah, kids are great! They're super cuddly!"


TLS: "Now for the most awkward question: Are you house trained?"


C: "Yes I am! I'm also crate trained. So if you work during the day, or you don't want me in your room at night, I'll be fine in a crate."


TLS: "What are you looking for in a home?"


C: "Oh, I'm not picky. I just want someone who will love me. Someone who will snuggle me and pet me and really appreciate me for the loving dog I am. I am really happy that my sister got her happy ending. Now I'm really hoping that I'll get one too!"


TLS: "It'll happen for you, Cabernet!"


C: "Thanks, I really hope so!" 


If you would like to meet Cabernet, all you have to do is get in touch with Almost Home Foundation. Email dogs@almosthomefoundation.org, or call (630) 582-3738 to find out more about him.


Good luck, Cabernet! 

14 friendly visitors:

Cooper and Lola said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great haircut. Cabernet, you look fantastic. Paws crossed for a new home.

Amber DaWeenie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mom always gets sooooo emotional and teary eyed when she reads a story like yours. You are a wonderfur pup and we hopes you gets your forever home really soon. You deserves it!

Brian said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my, what a story! I sure am glad you weren't hurt Cabernet. We've got our purrs on for you!

Marg said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great review. Cabernet, you sure are a cute dog with your hair and without your hair but you do look like two different doggies. We sure hope you get yourself a wonderful forever home. We are crossing our paws that it all happens soon.

Bailey Be Good! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, it's amazing what a good cut can do! But you were just as cute before as you were after your cut! I'll keep my paws crossed for you!

Woofs & hugs, ~Bailey

Cara n Crew said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great interview! Cabernet, you are a cutie! You look like a different doggy all cleaned up. We hope you'll find your furrever home soon. Purrs,

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

Madi and Mom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cabernet what a fancy name for a very dapper looking well groomed LUCKY puppy.
We know the rest of your life will be very happy.
Madi and Mom

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Smashing new do! Holding you in my heart for a wonderful forever home, sweetheart :)

Mr. Pip said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh dear Cabernet, your story sounds very much like mine. I was four years old when I was abandoned in a carrier with my sister. She was very outgoing and was adopted almost immediately. I went to a foster home, which become my forever home. I am hoping you find your happy ending very soon!

Your pal, Pip

georgia little pea said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what a dreadful family you had, cabernet! you can only do better. i hope the people in the car that saved you saw the number plate of your [EX] family?

by the way, you look a completely different animal with a haircut :) good luck!

Shawnee the Shepherd said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You knows there be lots of furry lonely peeples sitting in nursing homes and I can only hope they be the ones wot THROWED THEIR ANIMAL FAMBLY AWAY! I has to beleef that wot goes around comes around.

Lori @ According to Gus said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, I can't believe that it is the same dog!

Cabernet is very cute...I hope he finds a forever home soon!

Great idea to feature doggers in need!

Kari in WeHo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi thanks so much for stopping by our blog! I am sorry it took me so long to visit but I have now added you to our google reader and will be stopping by more often! We would love it if you would follow us too!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Pauley, Middy, the Mr. or the Mrs. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We can't believe what a difference his haircut made, but we think he is a beauty either way. Good luck Cabernet in finding your perfect home.

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