Favorite Toy: My Kong, my BoBo, and my Buster Cube...I can't choose just one!
Favorite Food: Kibble: Nature's Variety Instinct - Duck & Turkey Treats: Any Three Dog Bakery treats! Chews: Bullysticks and antlers, oh how I love those! Raw: Raw Eggs, Chicken/Turkey Necks, Turkey wings, Chicken giblets, & any RMB
Favorite Walk: Anywhere in the world, of course! I LOVE walks! Because I'm oh-so-special, I get at least 3 a day!
Best Tricks: I can sneeze on command! Also, I can bow, crawl, and jump really high! I am in agility and freestyle too!
Arrival Story: Tig was adopted from a local high-kill shelter. I was just visiting petfinder.com when I somehow stumbled onto a page of this precious little face, and immediately fell in love. On a cold, Sunday morning I went to the shelter and found her in that small cage, smudged in the corner, very frightened and shaking. She just gazed up at me, needing me so. I knew that it would be difficult taking in such a timid little girl, but I adopted her in an instant. From her sadness, our happiness grew. Now, she definitely has gotten a second chance at a better life. She is making up for all that love that she never had. I now realize, that I needed her too. I will never regret adopting her; she is just that funny type of dog that always puts a smile on your face.
Saving just one dog won't change the world...but surely the world will change for that one dog.
Bio: How someone could ever hurt a sweet little face like this, I'll never understand. Tig has really come a long way. When I first got her, she was completely unsocialized, not leash trained, very skittish and terrified of everything. Now she is a happy, healthy, lively, little Beagle! She is a so precious, and I love her with all my heart. Even though she may be a bit high-maintenance, she's my little angel and I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world. She has taught me so much about the world. Sometimes we don't get the dog we want, we get the dog we need.
NAME: I believe that the shelter volunteers gave her the name of Tig, and I thought it was a bit too short, so I tried thinking of some names to make it stand for. Tigger? No. That was too close to our kitty's name-Tiger. Tigsie? Nah, that was too close to Tracksie. And then my sister and I came up with the name: Tiggles- a combination of Tickle and Giggles!
LOVES: Walks, food, lots and lots of water, ice, her BoBo, her Kong, Bullysticks, running in circles, other small dogs, agility.
HATES: Loud noises, baths, strange men, anything that has a string with another object at the other end (?) and anything coming quickly in her direction.
Passed her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test 8/9/07! She's out to show what this shelter dog can do! She has completely turned her life around and is going into bigger and better things.
❦ I am thankful for my wonderful beagles. I can't imagine my life without my Tracksie and Tiggles... The relationship I have formed with them has taught me an earthy wisdom about living in the world. -I honestly couldn't ask for better dogs.
❦ I am thankful for all the amazing people out there that foster the animals that I can't. Fostering a needy pet is one of the most important things an animal lover can do. I am so thankful for those people that can welcome those animals with open arms. You are all super heroes.
❦ I am thankful for the people who care enough in this world to make a stand. I am thankful for the people who wont allow 'the way things are' to be an excuse for allowing it to continue. I am thankful for the people who open their hearts to the chance of pain, in order to allow a soul to feel loved and do whatever they can to help one in need.
❦ I thankful for all dogs and cats and animals of the world. I could get lost in all their eyes every hour of everyday. Animals are truly amazing.
Wednesday will mark my 2-year anniversary for being adopted into my loving family.
Once I was a lonely dog, just looking for a home.
I had no place to go, no one to call my own.
I wandered up and down the streets, in rain and snow.
I ate whatever I could find, I was always on the go.
My skin would itch, my feet were sore, My body ached with pain.
And no one stopped to give a pat or to gently say my name.
I never saw a loving glance, I was always on the run.
For people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun.
And then one day I heard a voice so gentle, kind and sweet,
And arms so soft reached down to me and took me off my feet.
"No one again will hurt you was whispered in my ear."
"You'll have a home to call your own where you will know no fear."
"You will be dry, you will be warm, you'll have enough to eat."
"And rest assured that when you sleep, your dreams will all be sweet."
I was afraid I must admit, I've lived so long in fear.
I can't remember when I last let a human come so near.
I knew it was them in a heartbeat, I could tell they felt it too.
They said, "We have been waiting for a special dog like you".
Now every night I say a prayer to God that be.
"Thank you for the life I live and all you've given me.