Monday, December 21, 2009

We've come such a long way, Pacer

A little over six years ago, a scared little shadow of a dog entered our world. We called Pacer "the ghost dog" due to his solid white coloring and reluctance to have anything to do with people. He lurked on the fringes of our lives, too scared to get too close to anyone.

Then about four years ago, Pacer ended up on the bottom of a pack fight and almost lost his life. It turned out the be the best thing that every happened to him. For six weeks, his options were put with me tending to his wounds while being forced to live inside or die. Pacer may be shy but he's very bright and he knew I was trying to help, even when it hurt!
Pacer started to unpack his baggage as he recovered. He decided to remain a house dog, sleep on the couch; he does have his own pen to protect him when no one is home. He's a much happier boy these days, especially since Tehya arrived. She has taught him the joy of Husky WWF playtime!

Tehya has recently been freed from her crate at night. Most nights she ends up on the bed. She likes to snuggle. In the wee hours this morning, I felt a little husky sneak up on the bed and snuggle up beside, sharing my of Tehya's favorite tricks. For several hours I slept hugging the little dog I assumed to be Tehya. Until the alarm went off and I discovered it was Pacer snuggled up to me!
Oh, how far we've come my little devil dog....from living on the fringes of the yard, to reluctant acceptance of contact, to snuggling on the bed! And it only took six years!

**Devil dog comes from his ears...his behavior is not devilish at all, but when he's happy and relaxed his ears look like little devil horns!**


Teddy Westlife said...

You know what they say: good things come to those who wait.

Jack & Moo said...

Hee hee our word is "phond".... sure sounds like woo are "phond" of Pacer! Ha-roo roo! I just know if I met Pacer, he would get to like me too. Sure am glad he found such a great home with woo! Happy Gotcha Day, Pacie!

a-roos to yous,
jack a-roo

Jack & Moo said...

(...or just "Happy Pacer Day" in case its not his Gotcha Day) Mom's glasses must not be working right again.)

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

HaRoooo! Way to go Pacer! Glad woo is warmin' up to your maw and playin' snuggies wid her. It's da best feelin'!

Husky kisses,

D.K. Wall said...

Way to go, Pacer. We are so proud of you. Our hu-dad was snuggling on the couch with Kiska just before coming up to read the blogs. He smiled at your story because Kiska was not quite so different (but a little less severe). But she now loves her snuggle times.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

The smiles say it all!


Khady Lynn said...

He couldn't have found a more perfect home!!!

Snuggling is sooo much fun!!


Anonymous said...

I love it!!! Way to go Pacer. I also love that you like to snuggle on the pillow. I like that as well!

Queen of Poop said...

How wonderful, for you both!!

Elyse K said...

Yay, Pacer! This story made my day!

Phred said...

Pacer and my SmokeMutt were from
the same mold ... Smoke was
*Terrified* of me for the first few days -
then just *mortified* if I moved too quickly.

NOW he just melts to be *touched*.

Dogs - just GOTTA Love 'em!

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