I know I’ve been missing in action after the past two weeks & I totally owe you all an explanation. That will come in another post.
In honor of her birthday, I thought I would write up a post all about FRECKLES.
She is a very complex creature.
For a little background, we adopted Freckles from a shelter in May 2011. She had been found with 2 other puppies in a ditch in Tijuana when she was about 3 months old. She had obviously been abused because she was very skittish and had numerous gashes on her body.
By the time I was able to come back to the shelter with BLC (the next day), Freckles’ sister had already been adopted. We decided to keep an open mind and check out all of the other puppies. The woman who ran the shelter opened the giant crate that held about 15 dogs and they all ran out…except one. One puppy hid in the back corner of the crate, shaking like a leaf. The woman had to physically go into the crate to pull this scared little puppy out.
That little puppy was Freckles.
The woman brought Freckles over to BLC and me so we could play with her a little bit. As soon as I tried to pet her, she immediately rolled over on to her back, exposing her stomach (an act that indicates submission). BLC and I pet her for a little while when the woman who ran the shelter told us she wanted to show us some other puppies. When we followed her, Freckles followed us. Every where we went, Freckles was not far behind. Finally, I just told the woman that we wanted to take Freckles home for a trial period. (Spoiler alert: Trial period not necessary)
It was love. & it has been ever since. While Freckles definitely has her quirks, I love every single one of them. & on that note, here are a few things you should know about my best little furry friend.
1. She has a strong aversion to sombreros and other large hats. Barks at anyone who has one on. & she does not bark EVER.
2. She likes to be warm.
3. Sticks are her favorite.
4. She has very bad posture.
5. She likes to stretch her super long legs while she is sleeping (sorry for the picture, BLC – I love you!).
6. She loves her daddy.
7. If there is laundry, she will lay on it. Clean or dirty.
8. She gets very excited when she sees dogs on the TV. (& wolves. She went nuts when Twilight was on.)
10. She has modeling experience. (She was actually in a flyer that was reproduced for distribution in every PETCO in the country.)
Bonus – She loves riding in the car. She drove with BLC and I across the country last year & she could not have been happier.
Freckles is the sweetest little animal and I am obsessed with her. As if you couldn’t tell…
Happy Second Birthday, Freck! We love you! Here’s to many more years of dog parks, cuddling and road trips
Do you have a dog? If so, what are some of their quirks?!