"Zelig Avraham "
On December 21, 2017, I was going to Walmart to buy my husband a shirt. Instead, I ended up in Peggy Adams' parking lot! I had been doing a lot of strange things since our dachshund boy, Madison, tragically passed on October 30, 2017. He had been the joy of our lives, for almost 15 years. I walked thru the shelter, frightened by the MANY huge, barking dogs. Finally, I came to the last aisle and there was a small, spotted dog quietly staring at me. He kept tilting his head, as if asking, "What took you so long?"
I asked the volunteer if he knew anything about this dog. He told me that all he knew was what was written on the crate door; this 2-year old pup had just arrived to the kennel! I asked to take him for a walk. As soon as he scurried out of his confines, he jumped up on my knee. When I bent forward, this little lover-boy started kissing my entire face (the pup, not the volunteer). We walked out the door, and he stepped into my heart. I felt as if Madison had sent this dog to rescue me; a great sadness lifted off of my shoulders, as I watched this cute dog hop in the grass surrounding the parking lot. I called my husband to see if he would approve of this adoption. He later told me that the joy in my voice made him immediately decide, "Yes!" A Rat Terrier is nothing like a dachshund.
During the past 4-months, we have discovered how mischievous a long-legged dog can be. Zelig has literally jumped into our hearts, bed, counter-tops, sofa, etc. and, we are enjoying every minute. Not sure if we can say the same for his 8-year old sister, Channah Esther (meow!). However, there has been much improvement in their relationship, and we know the bond, with time, will continue to grow stronger. We are overjoyed to have this handsome devil in our lives; we have all been rescued!