Funny Adorable Dogs
When I first joined the national Chihuahua Rescue and Transport, I met my friend Mary Roubinek. We met doing transports from Wisconsin to the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Chihuahua Rescue and Transport had a program called “Permanent Fosters.” It was for when they rescued senior or disabled dogs who would be almost impossible to adopt. If you agreed to be a permanent foster home, which Mary and I both did, it meant you would keep the dog the rest of your life but the rescue would pay vet expenses. Our first permanent fosters were Captain and Lady. They were both about four pounds and had been bred and bred again at a puppy mill. Then they discarded them at age 16. Unbelievable but thank goodness there were people like the ones at our rescue. Both had bad cataracts but got around fine and got along with bigger dogs and, of course, the cats who were bigger too. Captain had lost most of his teeth. He did not have an exceptionally long tongue. He just couldn’t keep it in his mouth. After being out in the pen in the yard, he would come in with dirt on his tongue – it hung down that low. They weren’t the prettiest but you could see they had been handsome. They were sweet, loving and unforgettable and lived to be 20 years of age.