Every dog gives unconditional love, but a rescue dog loves in a way that says ‘I am so grateful just to be alive. And I will spend the rest of my life showing my appreciation for this gift you’ve given me.’ The spirit of our rescue dog Buddy is one that is felt by all who meet him. It only takes a minute of knowing Buddy to feel how happy, pure-hearted, and grateful he is. I’ve never met a dog that is so gentle, loving, and makes such a huge impact on all who spend time with him. He’s such a lover!
We knew we were lucky when we found Buddy on the side of the road and welcomed him into our family, but we could have never predicted the impact he as made on our family.
One of my favorite quotes is “LOVE is a four-legged word.” Get it? Instead of ‘four-letter’ And defining “love” is something that is so hard to do; you just feel it! And that’s how Buddy makes people feel – a way that is too good to put into words. He’s just the purest example of kindness.
The life that we have given Buddy after his tumultuous start in life is one that we are so happy to share with him. Knowing that such an amazing dog now gets to spend his days going on his favorite adventures with our family makes me so happy. Such an amazing dog deserves so much love! And he’ll have it for the rest of his life.
Buddy’s Daily Life In South Carolina: What A Lucky Dog!
My parents spend the summer in South Carolina, as you read in last week’s post. Buddy is so lucky to spend his days hiking the 100 acre property, taking a dip in the lake and river streams, and going for car rides through the scenic back roads.
Buddy loves being outside and going for car rides more than anything. That’s is probably why he jumped into my car the day I found him! He’ll spend all day outside exploring, and we love that we don’t have to worry about him running off because of his underground fence.
He gets to explore the 100 acres at least once a day, and always lets us know when he’s ready by jumping up into the truck to say “let’s go!”
He’s so cute on car rides, because he’ll put his paws on the center console and stick his head as close to the windshield as he can. I think he believes he’s riding on some kind of magical roller coaster ride! And of course his tail never stops wagging the whole way.
On our way to the property, we put his tracking collar on so he can roam through the acreage without us worrying where he is.
This product is absolutely priceless to our family. Buddy can run free and explore like he was born to do, and we can leisurely walk the property with him and never worry when he gets out of our sight. I can’t imagine keeping him on a leash and restricting him from all of his adventures!
We can easily see how many yards away Buddy is from us, what direction he’s traveling in, and the course he’s taken from start to finish. Where we are located is shown by the black triangle, and his location is the red. We can even give him a “tone” which makes a beeping noise on his collar. We use the tone to tell him we’re ready for him to come back to us, and we can see him running back immediately after giving him the tone. Buddy could be 10 miles away and we would still know exactly where he is with the collar we have. I can’t explain how amazing it is to have this peace of mind and give Buddy the freedom that he couldn’t have otherwise!
Buddy has a new adventure every day when he explores the property. He’s had multiple encounters chasing deer, turkeys, bunnies, squirrels, etc. One of the deer he met even acted like she wanted to play with him for a few minutes until he got nervous and went back to the truck. He soft-mouthed a baby bunny and gently laid her down at my mom’s feet. She picked the bunny up and told buddy “take me to the bunny nest, Buddy. Where are the bunnies?” He jogged a few feet ahead on the trail and barked at a tree to show my mom where the nest was so she could return the bunny. He never stops surprising us and showing us what a kind soul he has.
He’s always so sleepy after his run… time to go home and take a snooze! It’s great having our car seat cover so Buddy has a comfy place to relax after a long run, and we don’t have to worry about the seats getting all wet and dirty.
A picture says 1000 words, but that’s still not enough to explain what an amazing dog Buddy is. His life is so rich with adventure, hiking, running, swimming, and playing with our family. Our lives are so rich as well with love, appreciation, and the best example of how to free your soul of stress and negativity. All because of a four-legged angel that came into our lives so unexpectedly. We love you, Buddy!