The dog days of summer are officially here, and Happy Tails is still enjoying a little road trip. This week, we're coming to you from Pennsylvania, where a wee Cockapoo named Buster first wooed Henry Duszak many moons ago. Below is Henry's sweet reminiscence of the happy pair's life together.
In October 2002, when I finally decided that I wanted a special friend with whom to share my time, I visited the SPCA of Luzerne County. I figured if I was going to get a pet, I should adopt from a rescue. I walked around the shelter and found some absolutely lovable animals, but none really struck me. When I was about to leave, I walked past a cage with a toy in it. I was shocked when this little furry toy lifted his head!
Needless to say, it was love at first sight—I took him home with me that day. Buster Brown was his new name, and he was more than a companion—he became my puppy "boy." He had his own room—his kennel—and when he went into it, he would pretend you could not see him. I would call him and he would just smile and stay put.
Over the years, Buster was a constant presence by my side and would shower me with love and kisses. When I was sick, he would be my nurse and lie next to me in bed. To check on me to make sure I was okay, he would hit me in the face with his paw. When I eventually opened my eyes, Buster would kiss me and lie back down again.
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