S: Our Dear Dog Duffy!
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FC: Our Dear Dog | Tails of a Rescue Dog | D | u | f | f | Y | D | u | f | f | Y
1: Our Dear Dog Duffy | Tails of a Rescue Dog
2: We were looking for the perfect dog - for a year we looked high and low for a furry companion. We checked with rescue organizations all over, and even interviewed to adopt some, but to no avail. Then one day we were surfing the internet, and saw a fluffy and puffy dog on the Humane Society Silicon Valley website. His eyes were so sweet, so we had to go visit him. His name was Puff. | Ninja | Jack | Peanut
3: Puff was a silly goofy dog, and we knew after spending time with him that he was a good fit. We decided to adopt him, but couldn't take him home until two days later. Once Puff got home, he got comfortable in his crate on his new bed. Puff's body had to be shaved because of the foxtails and matted fur he had gotten while being a stray on the streets of San Jose. So now he looked like a little lion! | I'm in my crate!
4: Our little lion was very loved from the moment he entered the house! He and Ryan took to each other immediately. We decided that it was time for a name change, since Puff didn't fit, especially with his new haircut. So we chose the name Duff - to reflect his funny nature and mellow pesronality. Now it was time for more adventures! | H | O | M | E | F | I | N | A | L | L | Y
5: A scratch under the chin feels nice! | Ah yep, that's the spot! | A man and his best dog friend. | I think Duff's going to like it here.
6: Duff went on his first visit to the vet at the local VCA Hospital. | D | u | F | F | y | s | ' | V | i | s | i | t | to | the | V | e | t
7: I think I like the vet! | The vet had to make sure he didn't have kennel cough or other doggy diseases. | Everyone at the VCA Animal Hospital loved Duff and he was pronounced a happy and healthy dog. | They gave me treats and a clean bill of health!
9: Our next stop was to get some coffee. Duff sat quietly and waited for us to finish our drinks. He was curious to see what we were drinking, but coffee is a big no-no for dogs! | No caffeine buzzes for me, thanks!
10: A sampling of my daily duties at Mixbook!
11: After refusing some cups of joe, Duffy was happy to visit his new daytime hangout - his job as the Mixbook office mascot! After some obedience training Duffy will be coming to work everyday! Until then, it was back to the car ...
12: But he didn't really mind since he loves car rides! Especially sticking his nose out the little part of the window. So far Duffy's already been to San Francisco and the East Bay. Where should he go next?
13: Look, my nose fits just right! | What's out there?
14: How about the beach? Duff wasn't very fond of the ocean, but the sand was soft and comfy! Lots of people stopped by to see the little lion and pet him. Duff even made a new friend in Quinn, the Booth family's dog. Quinn is also a mixed breed dog, just like Duff!
15: Duff also loves the park! The park is a great place to visit! There's green grass, lots of shade, and frisbees to play with too.
16: Or in Duff's case, frisbees to chew on!
17: Look, Duff just passed the 1 mile mark! | A 3-mile walk around the Marina is good exercise for Duff and he likes looking at all the little birds and squirrels along the path.
18: Another thing that Duff likes to do is go to puppy play! | Right across the street from our house lots of dogs gather around to play everyday! | Hey, where are you going? | I love the wind blowing through my fur!
19: And Duffy loves joining in! Here he was playing with a Portuguese Water Dog named Canoli. | Duff got so wet after this play session that it was time for a bath! | Come on, don' sit around, play with me! | Let's GO!
20: Ah yes, a sudsy bath is just what he needed! | And can somebody say AIR DRY??? | I gotta get out of that bathroom! There's water in there!
21: Duff's third bath was special, he got a professional groom! | And afterward, he looked like a different dog! | Oh, yawn. Are we done yet?
22: After Duff's first grooming session, he has been bathed regularly ever since to keep his coat nice and shiny! | Duffy doesn't really like getting wet, but he does like being clean. We took him to a special store where they have doggie bathtubs and big blow dryers made especially for dog fur.
23: Look at that tongue! After using the special cool air blow dryers, Duffy is almost dry!
24: After all that, it's time for a rest now! There's one thing we know about Duffy for sure - he loves to relax! Whether it's on the front porch, in his bed, or just lying on the floor. Sleep is good.
25: All in all, we'd say that Duffy is one happy pup. We're so glad that he found us, and that we found him. We're looking forward to many more adventures and stories to come. Thanks to the awesome staff at Humane Society Silicon Valley for helping us find our furry friend. To be continued ....