Red Rocket is an adorable dachshund who was hit by a car, lost his left front leg, and was abandoned by his owner. He was taken to Heartland Animal Hospital where the hospital staff ministered to his needs with the help of monies from the Magnum Fund. PALS Animal Rescue was charged with screening prospective adoptive families and we applied to welcome him into our home. He's ours now and we're blogging to share his continued adventures!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Attempts at Bonding, Part 2
Each night at bedtime Sophie used to lovingly clean the inside of Emma's ears. After Emma's death I had hoped that Sophie would bond with one of the dachshunds but that personality pairing has not born fruit. When Hank joined the household I wondered if Sophie might adopt him for her motherly ministrations. And there has been a small measure of progress. Sophie has commenced her head-cleaning activites a few times. The problem is that Hank tries to return the favor and the minute his big muzzle hits Sophie's face she lets out a disgusted grunt-and-hiss noise and clears the area. Hank might learn to stay still and enjoy the bath one of these days. We continue to hope.