True Dog Blog!
My reason for creating this blog is the hope that we can all share stories, learn, better understand, and build a rewarding relationships with our True Dogs. Blogging is something that I've considered off and on for sometime now. My husband and I tend to be private people, but the opportunity to share our experiences with, our sometimes challenging, often misunderstood, and always quirky dogs was the deciding factor in starting this blog.
What is a True Dog?
True Dog is a term that came from something Dustyn used to describe Chico. After adopting Chico, he often called him our "True Dog." Chico's loving personality, loyalty, desire to learn and please us makes him so true and pure. I'm certain others might not see the true in our Chico. Read more about Chico's story to find out why.
Chico: The Original True Dog
In October of 2009 we adopted our original True Dog, a Border Collie named Chico. When we adopted Chico he was approximately 1 year old. During his 1st year, Chico was severely abused and neglected by his first owners. Chico was initially purchased from a breeder. Unfortunately, he was sold to a family that was incapable of treating him with kindness. He was kept outside in a small crate and neglected during his critical development stage. According to the adoption agency, his outdoor living conditions were awful. Due to his cramped living conditions he lost muscle mass in his legs and would just drag his back end around. Chico was eventually removed from the abusive environment, and Protege Canine Rescue brought him into their rescue. Chico went to an amazing foster home. In his foster home he got the chance to play with other dogs, gain some muscle, eat some good food, and he was given the name Chico. Even Chico's original name wasn't nice or pretty prior to coming into the rescue. It's at his foster home that Chico started his new journey on learning how to interact with humans. Interacting with humans who, for once, did not want hurt him. This journey is long and one we are still on.