Sunday, May 01, 2016

17!!! Marty is 17!

Today our boy turns 17!  We can hardly believe it.  For those that have never read Marty's story, he joined our family at the age of 7.  His back story one of a family breakup, a temp home, another temp home, then another.  The call came in to me...old dog, going blind, not working out.  The next day I met to pick him up to deliver to rescue an hour from home.  Something happened on that ride...we connected.  When we reached our destination he did NOT want to leave my car.  I felt horrible.  My rescue friend assured me she would find him a great home quickly.  We chatted over the next two weeks.   Nothing was clicking for him.  So....there I went driving back to rescue to adopt him!  He made #4 in our family and our first boy.  He had cancer surgery, oral troubles and occasionally would have a seizure time faint.  At 9 the vet told us to be prepared as he could probably "go" after one of his episodes....and now this guy is turning 17 years old!  He fooled them all!!!  He is now blind and deaf and other old man issues, but he gets around the house just fine, barks for dinner and knows when his mama is around...that's good enough for me!


tubby3pug said...

He is amazing. So much love to all of u

Kinley Westie said...

Happy birthday Marty!

Idaho PugRanch said...

!7 years!!! How wonderful!
Happy Birthday Marty
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Julie said...

HAPPY 17th Burfday Marty, it sure is a day to celebrate. Haf funs dear fella
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Birthday Marty!

Rae - Say It Aint So said...

wow! 17 is an amazing age and Marty looks great! How wonderful that he was really meant for you. I love to sing that Ed Sheeron song, Thinking Out Loud to Priscilla, partly because the first line is "when your legs don't work like they used to before" but also because i like to change the chorus to "Darling I'll be loving you until you're seventeen!" Heres to many more years with Marty!


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