Smurf was adopted from Dogs Trust Evesham having been there for over a year. He is an elderly long-haired chihuahua but his age is unknown so he was predicted to have around 6 months to a year left to live and I wanted him to spend his sunset days in a loving home rather than a cold cage.
A year later and Smurf has changed loads. He’s doubled his body weight and his hair has grown back. He runs around with the other dogs and has more energy than the youngsters.
|Smurf all curled up|
Smurf is a proper stubborn old man who has to have his breakfast at 8am and he moans if it’s not ready on time. Like many elderly humans, he only has one tooth so we often have to hand feed him and give him special mushy food. By 9pm it’s bedtime. Not only for him but apparently everyone/ He rounds the others up to their doggy igloos whilst he runs off to my bed, shakes his tail and yaps.
|Wearing his Dogs Trust tag with pride|
Smurf is the adopted granddad to my other chihuahuas. I have 4 others. Bella and Louie who are the parents of Monty and Helen from Tea in the Tubs very own Pepe. The youngest of the lot is little Suki who isn’t directly related.
|Smurf with Monty (Pepés brother)|
They all love to run around together and cuddle up. Smurf is a funny chap with lots of life left in him and plenty of love to share.
Adopting animals is so important so I was thrilled when my sister said she was rescuing one. I even went with her to Dogs Trust to visit him before the adoption process was complete. It was sad to see so many dogs in need of a forever-home but at the same time it was good to see that these dogs were being given that opportunity. I look forward to the day when I am able to adopt some sisters and brothers for Pepe and give a poor dog the life it deserves.
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There WILL be a competition in the future where all participating pets will have a chance at winning.