Buddy says: ”I must have the wrong name- no one seems to want me to be their buddy”
August 20, 2012
You might remember me from one of these columns that was done a few weeks ago. When the people here at the shelter wrote about me, I was so excited! Between this shelter and the one I came from before, I have been in a cage for a long time, and I really thought all the nice things they said about me in the paper would find me a home.
But as the weeks go by, I have begun to think that maybe no one wants to bring me home. I have tried to keep my spirits up, and greet the shelter visitors in my friendly way, because I really like people. But, I have to admit that I have grown forlorn lately, and have taken to digging myself a “nest” in the back of my outdoor cage where I can crawl in and watch the other dogs get picked.
I know that one of the reasons no one has taken me to love is that a lot of people don’t think I’m very handsome. I know this because I have heard people who pass by my run say things like: “That’s kind of an odd looking dog- wonder what he’s mixed with?” Well, I think I am a Rottie/Ridgeback mix, or so I’ve been told.
Well, I know that I’m not the prettiest flower in the bouquet, but I also know that I am probably one of the nicest. I would be a great companion for a single person, or a family with older children. I love, dearly love, to go for walks, and I put on my best manners when I’m out.
I can tell you all that I’m not giving up hope, but I’m really getting sadder. I want to tell everyone: “Hey, remember me? My name is Buddy and I am still here!” Surely there is someone reading this who will want to bring home a maybe not so handsome but very nice dog. I think I’m one of those books they talk about that you can’t judge by its cover…
Still hoping for a chance,