The Shadow (T.) Knows

that he has fallen into the good life.

Where are these people I’m supposed to meet?

Shadow T. is a badly neglected, elderly German Shepherd mix that was pulled from the San Jose Animal Care Center into the Thulani Program.  Shadow is a classic ‘Jachens’ Shepherd, which means that he is a large dog with erect ears and a bomb-proof friendly personality and that once at least shook hands (paws?) with a German Shepherd.

I named him Shadow, but with hindsight, I should have named him Wags.  His tail is always going, whether he is meeting another dog, or most importantly, a new person.  Shadow has friends he has met, and a whole sea of friends he has yet to meet.  Shadow’s tail is so active that he could contract out as a house fan, except he has no hair on his tail at the moment.  But we are working on that.

Will you be my friend?

Yesterday, Shadow went to his forever foster home with Andrea G. in Smith River California.  And boy did he strike it rich.  He has a warm house to live in, a beach to walk on, the cool, crisp northern California air to enjoy, and a foster mom who dotes on him.  When I learned that he has a crate that he absolutely loves, but sleeps the night through on the bed with his foster mom, well I guess i do not need to know anything else.

Shadow, you may have fallen on hard times in your previous life, but you are now home and in loving hands that will adore you for the rest of your life.  High fives to Andrea and Shadow T.

Posted on October 17, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The Shadow knows he is home and loved. Welcome home Shadow

  2. I lost Shadow on January 31th of this year. My vet told me I’d taken great care of him to the degree he no longer was what I believed was essentially a ditzy Great Dan, and because of that, the German Shepherd in him surfaced and it was ugly. Both my vet and Bob, my sponsor with GSRNC told me before he got too dangerous, I have to put him. It nearly killed me, but I did as I told. For 3/12 month, I had so much laughter, and we were devoted to the other. It was wonderful, and his loss in my left a giant hole in my heart. I knew it would happen. I could have just had a dog for a week and would grieve. Shadow had such a rough life, I went out my way to make sure he knew he was loved and cherished. This dog more than deserved to be love, and he also deserved to mourned. The healing tears are staring to come and soon, after I get knee surgery, I want to apply for another senior GSRNC dog. I want the seniors because more often than not, they’re the last to be picked to welcome into a new home. Shadow may have been my first “final” foster “buddy”, but I am going to do everything I can to bring “home” another Shepherd to love for the rest of life, no matter how long that may be.
    Andrea G. from Smith River, CA

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