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Happy Tail - Mona and Tag

By: Peg Schaeffer

On the Monday before Thanksgiving Keith went out the door to leave for work and before I knew it he was back. There were two people at the gate to see me and they had a dog. I went out and there was a couple with the cutest little Beagle pup. In their car they had a black Pit Bull puppy. They told me they had been fishing at Plum Point and had found the pups feeding on a deer carcass. It was so cold out and the pups were so young they felt it was in their best interest to bring them to us.

The Beagle pup wasn't more than six weeks old. His belly was distended yet his ribs were showing, a sign of worms. The Pit Bull was less than three months old. She was wearing a red collar and her ribs were also protruding. Sometimes I just don't understand people. How could anyone think these puppies would be able to survive? Both have short hair and it was bitter cold. The Beagle pup would have been an appetizer for a coyote and the Pit Bull would have made a meal for them. Neither one of them would have been able to defend themselves. Luckily for them they were found and brought to safety.

I've named the Beagle "Tag". It's a little guy but don't tell him that. He's very brave and doesn't back down to any of the dogs. He'll play with them no matter how rough they treat him. He's always back for more. He's become very attached to me. The first day he was here he sat at the top of the stairs and howled while I was in the basement working on the computer. The next thing I knew he was at my feet. Going up the stairs was a little tougher but he managed to figure that out.

She has a "Mona Lisa Smile"
The Pit Bull is named "Mona". She has a "Mona Lisa Smile". She was very shy at the beginning but has come out of her shell. She loves to help me mop the floor. No matter where she is she knows if I'm mopping. She comes out of nowhere and attacks the mop. She grabs it and tries to pull it away from me. I'll push the mop and she hangs on tight and skids across the floor. Sometimes I'll move it back and forth quickly and she tries to pounce on it. It takes me twice as long to clean and the job is never done right - but we have fun - and that's all that counts.

Both puppies have had their first set of shots and have been wormed. The improvement is noticeable. Tag doesn't have his fat belly yet his ribs aren't showing. Mona has filled out and her coat is sleek and shiny and so soft. They both have gotten the feeding drill down pat. Mona jumps into a crate on top and Tag waits for me to lift him into a small crate. They wolf their food down and let me know when the bowls are empty. It never takes more than a minute.

The two have definitely bonded
I don't know if the two were together long before they were abandoned but they definitely have bonded. They always snuggle together when they sleep. Mona curls into a ball and Tag sleeps with his head on her back. When I go to bed they come into the bedroom and find a warm blanket and curl up. They know the minute I wake up and greet me with their tails wagging, ready to eat breakfast. When they finish eating they play with the other pups and the next thing you know they're napping together.

It never ceases to amaze me how resilient dogs are. These two puppies were dumped like garbage and left to fend for themselves. Who knows how long they'd been out there? But they formed a bond and look out for each other. And they have devoted themselves to me. I would think they'd be very distrustful of humans but yet they are forgiving and full of love.

They both deserve loving homes
Mona and Tag are available for adoption. Take my word for it they're both great little pups and will make someone a loving friend. They don't have to stay together but if you have room for two I know they'd be happy. They've proved they're survivors and now they deserve loving homes.

This story was posted on 2014-12-07 08:11:17
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Happy Tail: Mona & Tag

2014-12-07 - Sugarfoot Farm Rescue - Photo by Peg Schaeffer.
Tag & Mona. Mona is a 3 month old female Pit Bull puppy. She is very smart and playful. She has had her first vaccines and has been wormed. Tag is an 8 week old male Beagle puppy. He is the cutest little guy and has had his first vaccines and has been wormed. They are both available for adoption at Sugarfoot Farm Rescue. Peg Schaeffer

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