Sparky The Dog

I met Sparky the dog a few months ago. We were throwing a tennis ball across the room to him and he’d run and slide into the arm chair to fetch it, then bring it back to me. He had so much spunk and well he was a puppy so rightly spunk would fit the personality of any puppy. See Sparky had a rough start. He was a Res dog. My friend who is a school teacher on the Navajo Reservation found little malnourished/abused Sparky and decided to give him a home.
 Last weekend I met Sparky for the second time as Tiffany and I went shopping for my little man’s second birthday party. He sat in the truck with us as Tiffany and I went to the Dollar Store for party stuff, Target for Birthday stuff and Wal-mart for more Birthday stuff for J Myster. Along the way Sparky would sit on my lap, nervously shaking. I take it he didn’t go on many car rides, but he was a gentleman. See I’ve always been a cat person, not really a dog person. I hate the licking and the slober and the scratchy paws all over your clothes and most of all the shedding. Cats don’t need to be walked or have to be let out to go the bathroom, Cats are self sufficient. Dogs are like kids…always needing attention, dogs just never have been for me. Despite Sparky’s shedding on my black jacket, he touched my heart when he laid his head on my forearm. For a dog that had so much insecurity in his life, for him to feel safe and secure around me, felt like such an honor. Little Sparky our entire trip, did not lick me or paw at me. He was a good dog and I found myself actually really liking this little guy.

I’m grateful to my friend for rescuing this dog. It seemed like the two of them needed each other. As Tiff was driving back to my house after our shopping extravaganza, Sparky leaned his little body against me and put his head on my shoulder. I saw in the right side view mirror that he had closed his eyes for a second. If the truck ride was making him a bit nervous he found solace in my shoulder and comfort in my pat on his side. I thought for just a moment, hey I could have a dog like this! I could have a Sparky. When Tiff pulled into my driveway, I pet Sparky on the head and he gave me a little tail wag back. Its not often that a dog can pull on my heart strings, but this little guy did and I’m glad he is now in a good home.

Heather

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I'm a coffee addict wife, "work at home mom", mother to two boys, blogging about the latest life hacks, recipes, DIY Projects and crazy "momisodes". I've recently moved domains, I used to blog at mommyonlyhas2hands.org, but our new home is right here on heartfullyheather.com

14 thoughts on “Sparky The Dog

  1. He sounds like a sweet little dog. I, too, am a cat person. (you forgot to mention the people sniffing that dogs do).
    sounds like your friend is taking good care of him and he is loving her back.

    thanks for the comment on our smoke bomb day and for following.
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  2. I’m a huge dog lover and want to ask you to tell your friend thank you from me. Rescuing animals is so important. They don’t have a voice, they can’t speak up and they are left on the side of the road all the time.

  3. Aw, thanks Heather. That is so sweet. I know Sparky loved having you there to look out for him too. I really like your account of our adventure.

  4. What a cute story. I would love to have a Sparky too. I adore dogs, but I too have an issue with the constant care, jumping, and overall messiness of a dog. What a wonderful thing for your friend to do. Thank you for sharing your moment with Sparky and for linking up to NOBH.

  5. It is funny how dogs like these just seem more grateful than others, if that is possible. What a good dooogie 🙂
    So glad you linked up to the hop this weekend!! Hope you had a great one!

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