I am so excited for this edition of my WEEKLY WOOF. Today’s pup is named Emmy, and she is a truly amazing dog.
Emmy’s owners, Brittany and Rob, found her through Petfinder.com, and it was love at first sight. I’m going to let Brittany take it from here:
“Emmy’s background is not completely known, but we think she’s about 3 years old. The shelter told us she was likely used at a backyard breeder facility and was released or escaped. She was found as a stray in Texas, and was in terrible shape.
“Emmy had been severely injured and required multiple surgeries, including the removal of one eye that had been damaged as a result of an animal bite. She was shuffled around from shelters because her care was very costly, and she eventually ended up in Omaha at a foster family.
“Still, her feisty little personality emerged day by day. She immediately played nicely with her brother (our cat Sam) and they still take turns chasing each other around the house. In the first two months at our house, Emmy’s health improved a lot. She gained four pounds, her coat thickened and developed a gloss, and a scar on her eye healed.
“I took her to school with me (in Omaha, an hour from Lincoln, where we live) to get her used to car rides and to socialize her with people. She was very popular in the sociology department, greeting students and faculty at the door. A professor even took Emmy with her to class one day. Another time, when I was in the department without her, another student, whom I didn’t know, approached me to ask if I was Emmy’s parent. She said that meeting Emmy was an inspiration to her; she decided to adopt a shelter dog instead of going to a breeder or pet store. She said she was surprised by how happy and trusting Emmy was, despite her sad background.
“Emmy is a silly girl. She will dance for a treat. She is a VERY loud snorer. When we come home or any other time she’s happy, she is so excited that she runs around the house doing laps and snorting like a pig; then she jumps all over us. She loves walks, even though she has a crooked gait from an improperly healed injury in her wrist. She carries her toys with her from room to room. She loves to watch horses on television. When you ask her, she always looks for her dad outside. She cuddles with Sam when she’s cold; they are the same size so it’s super cute. When I say “I love you,” she licks my face. When she plays with us, she swings her body around really fast so she pushes her butt towards us. She has random bursts of energy and she lick-attacks us.”
It sounds to me like Emmy’s wonderful owners, Brittany and Rob, are just as lucky to have her as she is to have them.
If you’re interested in adopting a pet, check out Petfinder. If you aren’t in the market for a pet, you can still reach out to shelters and rescues in your area. They’re always looking for volunteers.
If you’d like me to feature YOUR DOG in a future WEEKLY WOOF, let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to check back in next Wednesday. You’re going to love the dog I have lined up…