My Little Songbird, Patrick

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My Little Songbird, Patrick

Good evening friends.

Happy Poppy Rocky Lucky Tuesday evening to you. A day and night filled with Hope and Possibliteies. Remember, if Poppy, Rocky and Lucky can make it, anyone can. For all of our new friends – Poppy, Rocky and Lucky are 3 of our 7 dogs. Nobody had the decks stacked more against them than they did. But, through love, faith and hope, today they’re part of a happy Wolfpack of 7.

This here in the picture is Patrick. He’s 5 years old. I named him after the lategreat Patrick Swayze. These days I call him “Poppy”, “Little Pops” and “the Pops” depending on the mood and moment.

I originally saw Poppy in a pet store in NYC. A few months later when I was walking by the store, I noticed he was stil there. I spoke to the salesperson who told me they keep marking him down in price, but nobody seems to want him. The salesperson went on to say that he was 11 months old and had spent 8 months in the store already. That was the last time he ever saw that store again. Patrick was dog number 3 for us.

I call him my little songbird because when I used to visit him in the store, he would just stare out into space howling with a sweet tone. As I look back, I realize he had just given up on anyone wanting him. So, he would just zone out and sing these sweet little howls.

I think about Patrick all day when I’m away from him. He’s only 7 pounds, but he could bring to me knees with just a stare. In the time of forever, I will love him.

Day 1046 in Puerto Rico. Yes, 1046. Day 733 since we rescued Rocky, and day 196 since we rescued Lucky.

See you tomorrow friends. Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.

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