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DASH

DASH
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Red w/Rust
Age: 2 yrs.
WT: 80 lbs.
Ears: Natural
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes

Did you ever read the poem, “The Dash?”  Here it is as it appears on the author’s website:

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a
friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone
from the beginning… to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of
the following date with tears, but he said what mattered
most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on
earth and now only those who loved them know what
that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the
house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d
like to change? For you never know how much time is left
that still can be rearranged.

To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved
before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a
smile… remembering that this special dash might only
last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions
rehash, would you be proud of the things they say
about how you lived your dash?

By Linda Ellis, Copyright © Inspire Kindness, 1996, thedashpoem.com.

Whatever your life may be or may have been, here’s an opportunity to make that “dash” between birth and death more meaningful.  Our Doberboy Dash was abandoned by his family and left at the house when they moved away.  (This makes me absolutely crazy.)  A well-intended fellow and dog lover took him home and was going to find a rescue to take him into their program.  The thing is, this fellow already owned an intact Rottweiler, and when he brought Dash (also intact) into the home, not surprisingly a fight ensued.  He decided he’d treat the resulting wounds himself while keeping the Dober and Rottie together still.  Hmmm.  Dash was pretty beat up from the fighting when we took him in.  He had a serious infection and a swollen ankle and elbow.  They were pretty significant wounds. 

Understandably, when we received him Dash was subdued in general and a little apprehensive walking into the back of the vet’s office with all the dogs barking and carrying on.  Clearly he’d been shaken by his recent ordeal.

That having been said, as you can see from his pictures, he’s a handsome, happy, agreeable fellow and one who is, at this point, just eager for a predictably safe space and the love and support of a caring family.

Our volunteers initially described him with the following brief comments:
•    Dashingly handsome (cute)
•    Striking in appearance
•    Loves to play with the Jolly Ball and wants you to play with him and the ball
•    Comes to you to ask you to play
•    At the moment, he warms up to females a little quicker than he does to males. 


No surprises with that last comment given what he’s just been through with the wannabe rescue angel.  (Mind you, we’re very much appreciative that he saved him from abandonment and got him to us!)
 
A subsequent volunteer comment:
"I got to meet Dash within the first couple days he was with us at DRT, and he was scared of everything.  What sets him apart is how quickly he warms up to you and deals with what's he's been put through.  This dog is still so happy and just needs someone to give all of his love and attention to.  He's more than ready to let you rub him all over and will lick your face in return.  He will undoubtedly be an amazing dog for anyone willing to give him the time and love."

Additional comments from our volunteers after they learned of Dash's experience while spending an overnighter in an adoptive home with a not-so-nice, jealous female Dobe:

"We thought we had found Dash his forever home last weekend.  A family with a female Doberman was looking to adopt a male Doberman as a companion for her.  After spending a lot of time together playing and romping in the fields at DRT, it looked like they were a destined for a lifetime of happiness together.  Unfortunately, after adoption the female showed signs of jealousy and aggression towards Dash.  Rather than match the female with aggression, Dash (the bigger dog) wouldn't engage in any fighting with her.  As a volunteer, I know we will find the right home for Dash and we have so much more confidence in knowing his personality and temperament is exactly what we thought it was.  It may not have worked in this last home but someone is going to get a GREAT dog!" 

"After reading  the comments from Dash’s first adopters, I think we should change his name to Saint Dash.  Seriously, he melted into their home like he had always lived there and  tolerated so much belligerence from the other dog.  The family didn’t have a single negative thing to say about him, hated that it didn’t work out, and even used the word saint in their description of his conduct.  What more could be asked of Dash?  He deserves the honorific, Saint, and a new home to grace."

If this really very handsome and sweet Doberboy appeals to your heart and you have the ability to make him a permanent, well-loved part of your family, schedule an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, and come spend a bit of time observing and getting to know him.

I’m confident if you do, the “dash” of your life will be richly enhanced.

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