Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A Happy ending for Chispa (Pumpkin)
Dear friends at Save A Sato,
I am meeting a new veterinarian today, and so my family was reviewing my paperwork, and decided you may want an update on my life.
You may remember me as Chispa, from 2010. You were all kind enough then to rescue me from the streets of Puerto Rico. Then, I was brought to the United States.
Eventually I ended up at a shelter in Worcester, Massachusetts. My owners were there looking for a dog, and they said, "how about that little brown one over there?". They still say that I found them somehow. My owner was going through a rough time herself, and as we got to know each other, she often said we saved each other.
She named me "Pumpkin" because of my beautiful coat, and brought me to Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, where I now happily live. I have a cushy dog bed on the floor with a big heavy blanket that I love to burrow in at night. They also have bought me warm outfits for the winter. We take long walks together in the arboretum here, and though I'm wary of running into too many other dogs, I love to take long hikes. They can tell from how I act that I had a rough childhood but are careful to pay attention to when I get too nervous. Sometimes when I'm off leash in a big grassy area I run around and around in circles - I love to run! We've been through the first two levels of dog obedience class at the local MSPCA and this has helped me to know what my owners need me to respond to. We all communicate now pretty well. I have a sibling cat who puts up with me, because I really love cats. I get to go to work with my mom on some days and I run through the building saying hello to all of my friends at the office. I also went on vacation with my family to New Hampshire this year, and got to hike the mountains and canoe in the lake (I'm not sure how I feel about swimming!).
So you can see, I'm doing really well, and I can't thank you enough for helping me to get off the streets and for seeing that I could be an amazing dog if I had another chance. I have found my lifelong family, and am a happy, well settled dog. I hope that you are able to continue to help other dogs like me for a long time! Thank you for all of your kindness and for seeing something in me,
"Chispa" (now Pumpkin) and her owners