It’s impossible to predict the repercussions of a bad hair day but we all know they can be wide-reaching and devastating. Certainly, every female on the planet is horrified when she looks in the mirror on one those days; and there are times when that wild hair can get the best of even the strongest males.
Consider the case of Grommet, introduced to you a few days ago.
Everyone equates Dallas with “big hair,” but Grommet was totally out of proportion for even the most monumental exaggerations.
Grommet bore very little resemblance to a chocolate Cocker Spaniel when he arrived at the DFWCSR. A Brillo Pad, maybe. An Old English Sheep Dog, maybe. But a chocolate Cocker Spaniel? Don’t think so.
Well look at this handsome boy now. He’s absolutely gorgeous and proves what a difference one of those “to die for stylists” can make in someone’s life.
The beautiful seven year old is now waiting for his foster. He knows there’s someone out there, even though that someone must deal with Grommet’s special needs.
At first, the Rescue thought it might be necessary to remove the kind gentleman’s eyes. Now, after trips to the opthomologist, the decision is still hanging in limbo. One option being considered is the possible removal of just the eye that is bulging, which would prevent the possibility of future rupture.
Grommet is blind. There. That’s the hard fact and, in turn, he must be categorized as a special needs dog. Is he able to get around without banging and clanging into things? Yes, he is. It’s difficult to determine how these special needs dogs do it but, somehow, they seem to have a hidden radar for walls and furniture. It’s almost like another sense kicks in, because they don’t want to be labeled as a burden.
Grommet will find that compassionate person to foster him and, no doubt, he’ll also find his forever home. After all, don’t we always hear that love is blind?
The windy days of March blew in adoptions for two very deserving Cockers; Corinna and Cookie.
Corinna is a gentle soul, who has logged 10 years on this earth. Her adopter is a gentleman who considers only seniors in his adoption plans. Corinna will no doubt bless him for the remainer of her life.
Cookie also found her soul mates.
If you’re still looking for your true love, check out the DFWCSR adoption on Saturday, March 31, from 11:00 to 4:00 at PetSmart, 1551 N. US Highway 287, Suite 501, Mansfield. (817/453-8229).
You can’t be reminded enough to mark your calendars for April 28 and the 12th birthday celebration for DFWCSR, from 11:00 to 5:00 at Central Park in Lewisville. The park is actually reserved, beginning at 9:00 a.m., so feel free to arrive early.
There will, of course, be Cockers to deliver tons of kisses. There will also be a professional trainer, the “Tooth Fairy” who delivers an on-the-spot teeth cleaning without the need for anesthesia, lessons on First Aid for dogs and a photographer. Bring your own pooches, if you wish.
By the way, April 4 is National Walking Day, in an effort to combat obesity. Those merry little Cocker Spaniels love to eat and can very easily become a bit pudgy. Leash them up and go for a walk; do it every day but especially on April 4. You and your Cockers will feel, and look, better by investing just 30 minutes.