The Ballad Of Zoey

The Ballad Of Zoey is shared by Debbie D . Thank you, kind lady! For more lovely dog stories, please visit The Doglady’s Den.

This is the first of my Tailwagger Tales. More information about this at the end of this post.

The Ballad Of Zoey

Zoe, Zoey, Zoé or Zoë (Greek: ζωή)
is a female first name of Greek origin, meaning LIFE.

Photo – Courtesy of Niagara Dog Rescue
From the streets of Kentucky
To the ‘burbs of Toronto
Young Zoey was plucky
But needed help, pronto!
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With a lovely black coat
And a cute beggar’s face
A scar on her throat
Did not debase

What was her story?
Nobody knew
It must have been gory
The things she went through
Stuck in a shelter
Ready to die
Had they felt her
Pain – did they cry?

At last, help arrived
From a country up north
Young Zoey survived
Life got better, henceforth
It was love at first sight
When we met this sweet girl
The feeling was right
Let our new life unfurl!

We adopted Zoey on Sept, 24, 2020 when she was approx. 9 months old. Can you imagine such a young dog being left on the streets to fend for herself? 

At first, all was well, but as time wore on, we noticed she was prone to leash reactivity and fear aggression (mostly towards larger dogs.) We have been working with a behaviourist, who says Zoey is highly insecure. 

We can only imagine the horrors she may have experienced (the scar on her throat is a permanent reminder) and remain committed to giving her all the love and patience she needs. 

Niagara Dog Rescue saved Zoey’s life. This is their donation page►

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We wish Zoey a happy life.

If you have a story to share about your dog / a dog rescued on our Tailwagger Tales – please send them into me at pawesomewise1 (at) gmail (dot) com .

I’m Listening With A Broken Ear

This is going to be my first book review so please be patient with me.  When Corinne told me how much she enjoyed reading ‘I’m Listening With A Broken Ear‘, I told her I just had to read it.  But you know her, right? She wasn’t content with me being a reading dog, she wanted me to write about it too! Don’t you think this is grounds for me to call in the Animal Rights Activists?

But seriously, when I read Vicky S Kaseorg’s delightful story of how she and her daughter found and reluctantly rescued a dying dog, I knew I’d want to write about it.

At first Vicky tries hard not to take on Honeybun – because her family cannot afford the time or the money it will cost and they already have a dog. Fate, Vicky’s daughter and Honeybun have other ideas!

Vicky takes us through her struggle of helping Honeybun (so named by her daughter) through severe health issues,  aggression and fear which are all part of her history of being abandoned.  It is as much a story of Vicky as it is of her dog.  At every turn, she is tempted to give up and give Honeybun away to Animal Control who will certainly euthanize her.  However, help keeps coming to Vicky in unexpected and seemingly miraculous ways.  Honeybun teaches Vicki and her family a lot of lessons in faith, unconditional love and the great truth that no one is really beyond redemption!

Told with great humor, interspersed with Vicky’s prayers, it is definitely a wonderfully uplifting read.  This is truly a book for all dog lovers.

I hope you enjoy it too!