Hi! My name is Tramp. You’ve heard a little bit about me in my Master’s (I call her Mom) post here. I am her forever, loyal sidekick and love spending time hanging out with her. My Mom is a bit under the weather today, so I thought I would help her out and take over her Blog post for the day. She is sleeping now so got to hurry and get this finished. She probably wouldn’t like knowing that I put my dirty paws on her computer. Let me tell you a little about myself.
I was born in the deep South and was known to many as Blackie from what I’m told. I don’t really remember much beyond that as I was just a young pup when I came to live with my Mom in Florida. I had been at a shelter for several months and despite the great care I got there, I was a bit lonely, scared and confused. Well, one day a nice lady by the name of Sandi picked me up and took me to her house to give me a nice bath. She told me I was going to meet someone who had another dog and she thought they might want to give me a new home. I was very excited, but a little nervous too. We went to a park and waited for my possible new owners to arrive. Sure enough, right on time, they arrived. Well, out of the car stepped this most beautiful yellow lab named Lady. She was such a pretty thing and so full of life and smiles. From what I got from the pieces of conversation was that Lady wasn’t always friendly to other pets and her master wanted us to meet and see how we got along. Well, I was sure on my best behavior and Lady seemed to be pretty nice. She did mention quietly under her breathe to me that she was “Queen Bee” and I should be super aware of that.
So Sandi and this possible new owner talked for a bit while Lady and I got to know each other a little better. They finished talking and Sandi told me to come with her to get back in the car. I was so disappointed. But….as my ears sagged a bit, this nice lady interrupted her and said “No, No….I want to take him with me today. I just needed to make sure they would get along okay!” Well….can you imagine my excitement?!!! Today was MY best day ever. Sandi was a bit surprised but very thrilled too. This new owner had even brought me my very own collar and leash and had a crate ready in the car with a nice clean blanket in it. I thought I was dreaming!!!
On our ride home, I think I slept like I hadn’t slept in months. I was going to a new home and felt certain they would take good care of me. My new Mom took me inside my new home and then showed me this GREAT yard where I could play and run. I was sooooo excited. I was Home!! She showed me where I would be sleeping (right next to Lady) and then she gave me a big bowl of food. Yums! Biscuits too! I was so tired after all the excitement of the day that I just kept falling asleep.
I guess by now, you realize how I got my name….Lady and the Tramp just seemed to be the right fit.
Many adventures have happened over the past eight years. Lady and I spent many hours together wandering around our yard and laying in the sun and digging holes. Lady was quite successful at begging for biscuits and I always got one too. My sweet Lady was eight years old when I arrived; and sadly, she went onto doggie heaven a few years back. My Mom and I moved to Tennessee for a while, but neither one of us liked the cold and snow. So Mom packed us up and across country we went to live in Southern California. I really like the sunshine and warm weather but best of all I get to have a second master….my best buddy Joey. I squeal and run around every time he comes in the door. He makes me happy!
I do lots of neat things here in California….I sunbathe, and garden and go for long walks.
My Mom takes me to this nice spa where I get great and relaxing baths too. I am really a very lucky pup!! Which brings me to why I wanted to do this Blog post today.
My Mom writes this post each week to make people aware of things you can do to make a difference in other’s lives.
I wanted to have my turn too and let you know you can sure help out other pets like me and give them a good home just like I got.
I just can’t imagine where I might be if I had not been adopted by my Mom and Lady. It makes me sad to think of all the poor cats and dogs that are alone in shelters and may never find someone that will love them and take good care of them.
Are you maybe thinking of getting a new pet? Why not check out some of the shelters in your town?
I’m sure you will find someone just as special as me…..okay, so I have gotten a little pompous in my older years. It’s only because my Mom tells me every day how much she loves me and how handsome a fellow I am!!
When she hugs me, I always hug back because I really appreciate how loyal she has been to taking good care of me.
I’m sure there’s a sweet cat or dog waiting to give you hugs and kisses too.
Give them a chance.
I’m sure you will get back much more than you could ever imagine.
I hope you enjoyed my post and I sure hope you will give another pup like me a chance some time soon.
I’ve got to go check on my Mom.