About a week ago, a three-pawed pup named Monkey came to live with us in Montclair and we’ve been inseparable ever since. Monkey has been a wonderful houseguest, never complaining about the food, seemingly excited about the arrangements, and undeniably contagious in his happy-go-lucky demeanor. He has brought so much joy to our lives. Infinitely more entertaining than anything on the DVR, Monkey keeps us laughing by chasing his tail, playing with his favorite ball, and sleeping peacefully on the sofa after a long day of walks.
I can’t count the many times Bryan and I have exclaimed how great of a dog he is, how much we’d love to keep him, and how anyone would be LUCKY to have him as a furry companion.
Our doorbell has been ringing more than ever with requests from the young twins next door who want nothing more than to feed him grape tomatoes from the garden. The mother told me Monkey has been a source of constant inquiry from them both, as they question where he sleeps, what he eats for dinner, and when they will see him again.
What I find truly remarkable is that the sweet three-year-old girl is scared to death of dogs. It’s a beautiful thing to see her squeal with delight when I bring Monkey outside and how happy she is to approach him, always cautiously and with ever diminishing trepidation. Day by day her confidence around him grows and she’s not as shy around us as she once was. Monkey has done wonders to bridge the gap with his patience and calm presence.
There is a huge adoption event this weekend and a part of me hopes he finds the loving forever family he so deserves there. Another part is completely torn because I know Bryan feels the same way I do–if circumstances were different and breed restrictions weren’t an issue, we would keep him and give him all the love in the world. For now, however, I’d like to introduce you to one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met. Please read all about him and share his story–I’m sure you’ll understand in no time the affect he has made on us and the many people he has met around town. He’s so loved, he even has his own Tumblr page!
And he did want me to mention that he doesn’t want anyone to feel sorry for him. A pup on three paws can get around with just as much ease as any four-pawed companion.
Here’s hoping he gets his happily ever after. We love you, Monkey!