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Bloviating Zeppelin: Teddy

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Two days ago we visited the Mendocino County Animal Shelter -- as opposed to the Mendocino Humane Society -- and came across a dog who, due to overpopulation at the shelter, had to live in the office. His name was Buddy. At first he growled at us because, after all, it was his office.

But there was something in him that just seemed to resonate with us. My wife said: "He would be a great dog." He was a Fox Terrier / Jack Russell mix. I thought: now there's a veritable uncontrollable whirlwind if ever there was one.

Two days later we visited again and took him for a walk. He was quite the gentleman.

Two days after that, we were called: we could adopt him.

Driving him down Main Street, he was already recognized by someone in a red VW. "Is that Buddy?" the driver asked. "I've walked him. Glad he got adopted!" Another person recognized him on a walk: "That Buddy? He's a great dog."

We had already adopted one dog from the Humane Society next door (back in May of 2009) -- that was our dog Lilly, documented here. It turns out that, once we acquired her trust (took about two months, though), she was and is a great dog!

That said, it turns out that Teddy appears to be the anti-Fox Terrier. He walks well on lead. He is astoundingly polite. He hasn't barked even once. We bought him a cat-bed and he's already made it his own.

He's already seemed to be making himself "at home" wherever we've been. We left the earlier motel where no dogs are allowed, and are now staying two additional nights at another "dog-friendly" motel with direct access to the ocean.

What an amazing little dog.



Blogger Tim said...

Yes, our dog "Chet" is a rescue dog and looks very much like Buddy. A little smaller, but the same atitude. I feel sorry for you! Terriers are little pricks and I hope you have patience! If you can put up with that Obama is NOTHING!

Wed Feb 24, 08:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger Tim said...

I'll even go as far as to say that if you don't wring his neck in three days it proves you are a Democrat!

Wed Feb 24, 08:44:00 PM PST  
Blogger Tom King said...

Our dog Daisy found us. She has been a help for us through a rough time. They say God sends us a dog when we need one. All I can say is he picked the perfect dog for us.

Enjoy your new pup!

Tom King

Wed Feb 24, 09:06:00 PM PST  
Blogger Capt. Schmoe said...

Good find on that one BZ. Congrats.

Wed Feb 24, 09:38:00 PM PST  
Blogger peedee said...

I said this on my blog when you told me but its worth repeating...

What a lucky Dog!!!!! He is very handsome and cute!! I like him!!!

Do they know how old he is? What his story is?

I'm very excited for you guys. Nothing like a new family member of the furry kind to make you smile even more.

Thu Feb 25, 04:18:00 AM PST  
Blogger Chris said...

Beautiful dog BZ, and a rescued one at that. We rescued a greyhound from the many local dog tracks here in Fl, and its really sad. The wife of course has a Chihuahua that rules the roost. Congrats BZ, great find my friend!

Thu Feb 25, 04:51:00 AM PST  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Congratulations on finding this fine-looking dog!

I'm jealous.

Thu Feb 25, 05:06:00 AM PST  
Blogger cj said...

Oh, congratulations! A new fur baby is a wonderful thing and the fact that you rescued him makes it all the more wonderful!

Rescue animals seem to know what you've done for them and they will spend their lives paying you back.

He's absolutely adorable. I love the one photo where he's looking up at you - you can tell he already thinks you're tops!


Thu Feb 25, 09:18:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Tim: but here's the gig with him -- he's already astoundingly polite. One of my wife's dogs IS a terrier AND a prick, so I'm aware of that aspect. However, this guy, like I wrote, is apparently the anti-terrier. He's not a jerk, he's polite, sleeps like a champ -- hell, we had to WAKE him up this morning. He waits for his leash, doesn't beg for food. Maybe he's only showing us his good side for now. . .

Tom King: thank you for visiting, and thank you for taking the time to comment! It's wonderful that Daisy came through for you guys when she did!

Capt: thanks, sir! Thanks for visiting and commenting!

PD: there isn't much of a story on him, that's part of the problem. They thought he's about 5 years old but he was a stray, picked up on the streets. He wasn't an owner surrender. He'd stayed in the office for roughly a month. He was getting close to his "day," so to speak. Lots of folks liked him but he hadn't yet been adopted.

Chris: thanks. How is the greyhound doing? Adapting well?

AOW: thanks most kindly!

CJ: there does, my wife says, seem to be an appreciation with those animals that other dogs don't seem to possess.


Thu Feb 25, 10:10:00 AM PST  
Blogger Ron Russell said...

Anyone who loves dogs will love this story. I've had dogs as far back as I can remember and have many happy memories because of them.

Thu Feb 25, 02:30:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bushwack said...

Cool doggie...All of our dogs are rescue dogs. We rescued them off the streets, or out of the pound... 1 Belgian Shep. 1 yellow lab, 1 Rottweiler, and one little rat terrier or something...coolest dogs ever.

Thu Feb 25, 03:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Greybeard said...

I was fearful at the start that you had lost a beloved pet and this was a memorial post.
...Wonderful to find it's just the opposite! Our "Lucy" is a street find, and is the best four-legged-human in the world.
Glad you rescued him.

Thu Feb 25, 04:07:00 PM PST  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Enjoy the pup BZ! Dogs REALLY are mans's best friend... sigh...

Thu Feb 25, 04:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ron, Bushwack, Greybeard: yep, a rescue, and things are working out really well. Just got back from a dog walk right by the ocean.


Thu Feb 25, 04:46:00 PM PST  
Blogger mrchuck said...

You are going to love this mix.
Best of all breeds is a mix.
Our mix is chihuahua/russell, and is a true buddy and will die trying to get to me if I call him.
Water, sea, etc.
So. now you will have a life companion you will never regret, or forget.

Thu Feb 25, 05:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger mrchuck said...

You are going to love this mix.
Best of all breeds is a mix.
Our mix is chihuahua/russell, and is a true buddy and will die trying to get to me if I call him.
Water, sea, etc.
So. now you will have a life companion you will never regret, or forget.

Thu Feb 25, 05:38:00 PM PST  
Blogger BunnyC said...

BZ, Congrats on the new member of your family. Glad he is adjusting well. Enjoy!

Love your blog and read it whenever I get the chance. Thank you for your wise words. I never followed politics and enjoy as well as take to heart what you write. Take care!

Fri Feb 26, 03:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger Law and Order Teacher said...

Congrats on the dog. I hope he gives you as much love as our pets have given us.

Fri Feb 26, 06:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger shoprat said...

Nice to see that your family is growing.

Sat Feb 27, 07:19:00 AM PST  

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