Tuesday, August 14, 2012

too much time gone by...you folks need an update!

Well....as most good things in life become better with age....wine, antiques, precious art, handsome men, beautiful women.  so do relationships with dogs....and some people too...although we will save that story for another day.   for some reason I realized that I started this blog almost 3 years ago maybe a bit over 3 years...and for the past year I have not been back to visit it once....shame on me!  the good new is that Maroo is doing just wonderful...and I mean sincerely...not just saying that to pacify you all because I have not been here to tell you on a regular basis how he has been doing and adjusting.....

I cannot say that he will really ever be like a "normal" dog....and God forbid why would he want to be....sometimes "normal" dogs can be as boring as watching paint dry or bread  dough rise...although I find bread  dough rising very exciting...but we are talking about "normal" and I don't exactly fit into that category myself....so Maroo is in good company... he's with me...and the pack he lives with that love him very much...regardless of how much of a pain in the ass he can be at times with the other dogs....I mean this in a very loving and respectful way...because he had a huge disadvantage growing up....he never really was taught or shown how to play appropriately with other dogs....I mean how the hell could he for goodness sake....he and the other 17 dogs were all kept in a cage together with no room to turn around ...so playing was not on his list of things to do each day....and isn't it the mother of the litter who first initiates the play response in her litter of pups...she teaches them how to play and how to stand up for themselves...moms do this in all species....since the beginning of time...I am sure of it.   so without his  own mother there to guide him and show him right from wrong...how was he suppose to know that you don't jump on another dog's head and bite him or her so hard that it is obvious that it hurts....and how about when he feels the need to lift his leg on every dog in the yard and pee on them....it is not a "marking" ritual either....my opinion is that male dogs when they are learning to lift their legs and pee need a focus point....a bush, tire of a car, street sign, fire hydrant...well locked up in a cage with the other dogs he learned to pee on the other dogs because they were the only object close enough to him while going from puppyhood to adolescence....pretty sad huh?

well now that I either made totally depressed or have given you something to think about....I will leave you with this....  I really think I need to come back here at least once a week to update on Maroo of course but to also update and tell you stories of my other dogs too...after all "Archie" is Maroo's father and he is a permanent fixture in my home since I decided to not foster him any longer and to adopt his little butt....and I am so glad I did...I don't think I have ever in my life met or had the privilege of meeting such a loving dog as "Archie"....too bad cute little Maroo could not have learned a few things about love from him....but there is really not doubt in my mind that Maroo does not love me as well....and I him....even though he has an infinity for my "Bose" rear speaker wires...I cannot tell you how many times I have had to re-wire those bad boys after Maroo decided to do a wire stripping number on them....what an odd thing to like...but the shiny copper center of the wire must be very attractive...I am just glad he does not eat the wire...just chews off the plastic coating after he searches out where I have concealed the wires in the room.....odd very odd

ok....that's it for now....like I said...I am going to try to make a point of coming back here more often these days....thanks for reading...and God bless....Rus and Maroo :)  


  1. That was great. We're looking forward to more stories!

  2. Not going to lie, I do visit this blog every once in a while to see if you've updated. I'm thrilled that you've picked it back up! I love hearing about Maroo.