Rescue Dog’s Name
Fidget Midget (Midge)
Where Did You Find Your Dog?
I found her in our local pound, Mount pleasant Kennels in Hampole near Doncaster west Yorkshire (UK).
Tell Us About the Moment When You Knew that You Two Were Meant for Each Other.
She was just another stuffy cross. The pound was full of them. I went (originally) looking for a collie cross. I enjoyed dog training, and after losing my older dog three years before, I needed someone to fill the void which was left. Then, I spotted this little black dog. Her nose was on the wall, and she was at the back of the kennel, with her back to the cage front. When I spoke, she slowly turned and looked at me. I spoke again, and she ran over for a fuss and cuddle. I don’t know why, but I knew she was the dog I had been searching for.
How Has Your Hero Changed Your Life?
This little dog is a superstar. After owning her only 10 months, we entered a talent competition through my work. We didn’t win, but she won the spectators hearts! No one could believe she was from the pound. We do demos of heelwork to music at local fetes and galas to highlight the plight of the staffies in the UK, and we pull all the information we can about all the local rescue organizations in our local area. I have made some fantastic friends! In 2013, I suffered a minor stroke, and was housebound for 8 weeks. I couldn’t bend down due to dizzy spells, and I was getting depressed. This little dog was the best nurse I could wish for. She took off my socks, brought me my shoes and slippers, picked up dropped washing and clothes pegs off the floor, got me out of bed, waited for me to come out of the bathroom – all this without any training. She just did it! I would love to think that the work we do could change just one person’s idea about taking on a rescue dog. This little dog has changed my life for the better, and I would love another dog in another pound/rescue be allowed to have the chance to shine! We are being urged to compete in obedience by our trainer. He feels my little ’Midge’ is a fantastic dog. The ultimate accolade for someone else to notice too!