Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
Name: Skyler Braveheart
Age: 6 years old
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Web/Blog Page: http://skylerbraveheart.wordpress.com/
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I had been surrendered to a Scottish Terrier Rescue in Atlanta, so I was at a Vet’s there. The Vet had chipped and neutered me. The Vet was also treating me for a raging ear infection. I was greasy, tired and my ear hurt. Mama came over to my crate and said, “Dude, you don’t know it yet, but I am going to be your new best friend.” I was like, “Sure, whatever, go away”. However, the Vet Tech removed me from my crate and brought me up front where Mama was writing a check to cover my tab. The Vet looked at her and said, “He is a biter.” Mama said, “Really?” and PawPaw said, “Who the hell cares”….that man was such a card! It was a cold, nasty day in January. They put me in a kennel in the back of PawPaw’s Tahoe and away we went. I started getting excited, even though I wouldn’t drink any water on way home. They stopped a lot so I could tinkle, etc. Each time I got back in my kennel, I got a little more excited, but I played it very low key.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? After about 6 hours of driving, we pulled in our driveway. They let me sniff around a bit and then brought me in the house. BAM! It happened. I knew I was home. I jumped on all the furniture downstairs, ran upstairs and jumped on the bed, and when I came back downstairs, I had forgotten my woes, cause I knew I was home. They were both laughing. Then, I put my paws up on a shelf to see what was up there and it flipped over, breaking everything. I froze! Mama said….it’s only stuff. No punishment, no scolding, nothing, nada. After all that running, jumping and breaking, I knew what Mama has said at the Vet’s was true. She was my new best friend.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? The first day I was home, PawPaw forgot and left a door to the outside cracked. I slipped out. He looked for me for about 30 minutes, trying to figure out how to tell Mama he had lost her dog the very first day. When he pulled in our driveway, I was sitting in the front yard. Again, no yelling, scolding, etc. I just wanted to see my new ‘hood!
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? At first it was PawPaw. Mama was good for paying my bills, getting my food and supplies, taking me to Vet, etc. PawPaw shared his breakfast with me and since he was home and Mama was working, I gravitated towards him. Sadly, about 7 months after I came home, Mama had to buy him a ticket for the Bridge. After that, I got to know Mama, and she and I are a team !
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? That I am a Schnauzer. No offense but for Dog’s sake, get your eyes checked people!
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!