Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Introducing: Simon


Simon is with us since 9 January 2004. This one had belonged apparently to an english woman who couldn't take him back to England doe to the strict quarantaine rules, but paid a turkish family to take care of him. Alas, they throwed him out first thing.
Again, a neighbour begged me to take him. I was reluctant to take in a big male dog, it can be tricky in such a big group, but agreed to keep him for a week till she found an other home for him. With Estella it was love at first sight, 'this is a keeper', she said, and that was good, because we never heard again from the concerned neighbour.


The integration in the pack was painless. Simon is the most friendly, patient and good humoured dog that you can imagine. He loves everybody. And is a big lover boy as well, cronically in love with all the girls in the family.
He always has a big grin on his face, is full of antics, a total clown. Also he talks. He imitates the cadence of human speech and indicates very clearly what he wants.
For years, he jumped our wall and roamed free the neighborhood, everybody liked him. Or not everybody, because two years ago somebody poisoned him. He was very, very ill, the vet came twice a day to see to him. He pulled through, but we made the wall even higher and he can not go out alone anymore. He looks lovingly to the wall and remembers the good times...

13 comments:

  1. He look so adorable! I bet that English lady will burst into tears happily if she found out Simon is very happy and loved now:)

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  2. What a darling! Another lucky dog to have found you to take such good care of him!! :)

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  3. AWWW! I love Simon!
    Please, give him some cuddles and hugs from me and my daughter!

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  4. A sad story with a good ending. I just don't get it that people can leave pets behind :( I mean I'd leave everything behind BUT my cats...

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  5. Awwwww those EYES!!!!! What a sweet lovely boy!!! As Dina said... another sad story with a happy ending :)! Which makes me think once again about the high "wall" that separates us people who love animals from people who don't care... it's really two different worlds and mentalities!
    Lots of hugs to Simon from me too!!!!

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  6. wat een schat ! en waarom doen mensen toch zo vreemd met hun honden ? het is zoals Nathalie schrijft, ik zou alles achter kunnen laten, behalve mijn hond.

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  7. He looks like quite the charmer! It's nice to read these stories - while sometimes sad, they do have a happy ending. :)

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  8. Simon has such an adorable appearance and he knows how to work with his eyes for sure. He is such a lucky guy to be with you and the troop.

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  9. You two are just the BEST to help out so many dogs!! I don't think I could have said no to a face like that either. He looks so happy! And he is so lucky. :))))

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