Today is the 2 year anniversary of our Chief Dog Officer Tux's adoption from SAINTS Rescue. It's becoming a bit of a tradition for him to share his yearly update.
It's been 2 years since I moved out of my home at SAINTS into my new forever family. I still miss everyone at SAINTS but wanted to let you know that I am very loved and happy here. Here's what happened this year:
The year started out with a BANG! Literally! We were away at our family cabin and got to watch some cool fireworks (which fortunately don't scare me). While there I also learned to ice fish and spent a lot of time exploring the frozen lakes and mountains.
By February I am pleased to say I met my goal weight! I am now just shy of 18 lbs, after losing a whopping 14 lbs. Yep, that's right I am almost half the man I used to be and I'm feeling grrrrrrreat!
Also in February, I went back to the cabin. This time it was still super cold! My winter wardrobe continues to grow...and my people always ensure I have lots of cozy blankets. Anyway it was so much fun!
In Spring I was featured (along with several other black dogs) in the Modern Dog Magazine article "Black Beauty". The article highlighted just how cool we black dogs are and I was honoured to be a part of it! Check out all the dogs featured HERE.
The year continued to fly by...and boy did I ever keep busy!
I taught a ton of Pet First Aid classes, including kids camps at BC SPCA.
Summer flew by because of all the cool activities I was doing, including attending a wedding and a visit back to SAINTS with some goodies at their Open House. Here are some of the things I did and I will save the biggest to last! You really won't believe it.
Okay, here's the biggie...drum roll...I climbed up one of the trails at The Chief in Squamish! Yep this little senior is in fine form my friends. It was grueling and I can't say I didn't need a little help due to my *ahem* "small" stature, but I DID IT!
You know, now that I think of it I did a few more fun things over the summer...
In the Fall I spent a bit more time inside because I really loath the rain. But as you can see I was pretty comfy. And I definitely liked to party it up any time it was a sunny day.
For Halloween I decided to remind my friends that chocolate is dangerous. You see, last year just before Christmas I had a little "incident" with chocolate. No need to remind ourselves of the details but let's just say I learned a valuable lesson.
In November, I attended a Remembrance Day ceremony and honoured those who have given their lives to serve our country and those who continue to do so. It was very touching to be a part of the event and I am proud to be a Canadian dog!
Also in late Fall I released another public safety announcement "It's Too Chilly For Chili". This time I modelled for an illustration. I was very happy with how the artist drew me, what do you think?
And I did a little more modelling for Walks 'N' Wags. I honestly think I've found my calling with this gig. They pay me pretty well too!
December I wanted to ensure everyone knew about rescue, and about SAINTS. I worked with my company to collect donations and took them out to my SAINTS friends. I also did a little shopping because I know you guys need a lot of cleaning supplies and I didn't want the livestock to be forgotten.
Well, that's about it. I spent the year having fun, working hard, and being loved by my 4 people.
I also have 3 furry family members who love me very much. Sometimes we even snuggle.
So, now 2014 is coming to a close and I had to let my friends at SAINTS know how things were going. And how much you will always hold a place in my heart. Without you, I wouldn't be where I am now. You loved me, accepted me, and helped me to find my forever home. I am eternally grateful and so are my humans.
Love you forever and ever.
Tux (aka Joey)