Love Stories: Potato
"He was pulled from the Antioch shelter by a WDR volunteer, Lisa and I feel in love with him at the next adoption event. He stole my heart the moment I saw him. I had not been fostering because I adopted a reactive male Boston (named Harold) and was afraid to bring home another dog. Lisa was working on getting someone else to foster Potato and I stepped away. That person passed on ‘Tater and I took him home.
My husband was out of town so I did this on the sly because I knew Dan would be skeptical with Harold’s reactivity issues. Well, Harold and Potato became fast friends and I was in love. He was the perfect little guy, always happy to pose for photos and go anywhere with me. Sadly, on one showed any interest in adopting Potato at upcoming events. But luckily, Lisa was also in love with Potato and eventually adopted him with visitation rights for me. He would have had a forever home with me if things had not worked out the other way. He was the best with most perfect little feet and joyous soul. Even an almost tragic mauling wouldn’t keep him down. He recovered and went right back to loving life.
Potato’s time with us was short. He passed away about a two years after being pulled from the shelter. But for Potato, he knew how much he was loved and he gave so much back. I’ve had some fosters in my life and they all are special to me but Potato is up there on another level. There is no too little time with dogs, especially shelter dogs. They are so happy to be loved and, to Potato, his short life with us was the best part of his life. I look at his photos everyday and kiss his paw prints. He was so loved by Lisa, Cliff, Dan and me. Pawprints on our hearts forever!! He trully was a Wonder Dog!!"
~ R. Erwin
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