When Jingles passed away I pretty much had made up my mind not to get a new dog for quite sometime.Â It was just too sad to even think about having a new four-legged friend.
We all know how friends are when you are sad and blue.Â They want you to be happy again.Â Thus, Arlo came into my life.
Arlo’s beginnings are a mystery before coming to meet Amy Bloomer who found him near their family nursery in the country. Hungry, skinny, wild and a matted mess, this little guy finally let Amy catch him.Â He immediately got a hair cut because of all the mats in his hair.Â It was evident that he had been on a hard journey.Â They ran ads in the lost and found.Â No one claimed him.Â Amy knew she could not keep him due to her busy life as a mom and child day care provider.Â She told to her friend Susan about her dilemma of not being able to keep such a cute little dog and Susan immediately went home and told her husband Barry that she thought they should suggest him to me.Â Â And thus the phone call was made to me.
I was reluctant and said I would go meet him and if he liked me we would try out the weekend.Â He was scruffy and wild for sure.Â I picked him up and put him in the car.Â He is a tiny one.Â Eleven pounds, soaking wet.Â He looks like a Toto dog and Ewok mix.Â We have had our struggles and many times I have said, “He isn’t Jingles”.Â But, we are working it all out.Â Â He loves chasing the cats for pure sport and no harm but they are having a hard time with that.Â Each day gets better. Petsmart Dog School is helping as well.Â Â He loves to walk and we are having fun exploring new places with him.Â Â Some days he is a little gentleman and then others…not so much.
Welcome to our lives Arlo!Â You are one lucky dog and we are lucky too!