Rescue Dog’s Name
Where Did You Find Your Dog?
Clark County Humane Society
Tell Us About the Moment When You Knew that You Two Were Meant for Each Other.
My fiancé, Dan, and I had been considering a second dog to keep our 7 year old hound occupied while we were at work. I wanted a senior dog and he wanted a boxer- and we were willing to wait for one to need us. We follow ”Rescue Me Ohio” on Facebook and Libby came across our newsfeed- she was at risk at Clark County because they were full, under funded, and she was old and well, not cute to most. There was no thought, we gassed up the car and drove from Cincinnati to Clark County one Saturday morning before they opened. We probably left 5 messages on the way pleading ”we are coming for Libby, please keep her safe, we are on the way”. We got there and they walked Libby into a little cubicle to meet us- Dan and I looked at each other as if to say ”does her tongue always hang out?” and ”is that smell coming from her?” After a quick bath and flea brush, Libby got her freedom ride.
How Has Your Hero Changed Your Life?
People constantly tell me ”That’s a face that only you could love” and if we are all being honest, I don’t love her face. Her tongue is always hanging out and if it’s not dry and shriveled, it’s leaving a snail trail on my work pants as I walk out the door. She can’t really bathe herself so she regularly smells like corn chips and she farts. Man, can she fart. But, I never pick my dogs for what they look like, what they smell like, or how long I might have them. They pick me by being in need. Libby lost her family of 10 years when they fell on hard times and she needed me and I was instantly her mom. She curls up in my lap like a 71 pound chihuahua and snores and kicks her feet while she dreams of younger years. She is a trooper when i dress her in her pink ”Call Me Maybe” hoodie to go for a walk and tilts her head as far as she can when I mention ”treat”. She loves her once introverted and alpha dog brother and gently wrestles him into submission. She has made our lives easier and has made our lives full. Maybe no one else would pick her for her looks, but everyone should have a Libby Lou.