today is amigo’s birthday! it is also the day he was surrendered to the shelter, one year ago. surrendering him was the best gift his past humans could’ve given him. when he was surrendered, he was completely unable to walk. the shelter was told that he was kept in a crate too small for him his entire life (he is six pounds). he was used for breeding and he had, and still has, luxating patellas and leg/knee issues. he can not go down stairs and his paws are deformed. he had to get laser therapy to help him walk again, but he looked super cool in his sunglasses 🕶. today he is ten, so he spent nine years of his life caged, lonely, and sad. you can tell that emotionally he has been through a lot. he can be aggressive and really doesn’t like anyone besides his people. he recently started disliking me, but that’s okay. he is someone like all of us. he deserves life just as much as anybody else. you can never expect anyone to bounce back from trauma and especially not without being effected long term. he is worth everything and i’m so thankful we are able to give him everything he deserves for the rest of his life in his golden years.
there are so many cats and dogs like amigo who need you. please, if you are in the position to adopt, do it! better yet, adopt a senior. they are continuously overlooked. age doesn’t define them. they are just as loving, maybe even more so, as other cats and dogs. you just need to have patience with them. no amount of time is guaranteed. you can buy a puppy and have them for a year, or you can adopt a senior and have them for five years. the love you will share, no matter the amount of time, will be worth every ounce of sadness when they leave🌈 senior pups have touched my heart in a way that is impossible to put into words.
here’s to 1️⃣0️⃣🎉 to my mousy man, buggy, maggie, mooger, bat boy, & buddy, amigo. 🖤
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