Hi everyone, my name is Rodney. I am old, mostly deaf, and nearly blind.
I was found wandering down the middle of the road and had no idea where I was. Somebody probably threw me away. My teeth are in really bad condition: cracked in half and smelly. However, my Angie Angel worked really hard to find me a safe place: a place that would not care about all of my problems, a place that knew I would cost a lot and probably would be a "lifer" 'cause no one would ever want me. It was difficult, but she eventually found the perfect place.
Now, here I am at Barking Mad with a crazy lady that hugs all over me. She is such a worry-wart, always waking me up to see if I am ok...always touching me to see if I am breathing ok...always getting in the way of my tv...she's goofy. But I have a nice comfy blanket in my big crate that she leaves the door open to. I like going in to my special place when all of those little yapping youngsters are bothering me. She is always putting yucky stuff in my eyes and she tricks me with hot dogs and puts stuff in them cause I don't like opening my mouth since I bit down on one of those stupid pills. I have a lot of skin problems and little things hanging everywhere...I have had them for a long time, but that crazy lady and her vet said some of them need to come off as soon as I am settled in. She said I could stay here the rest of my life because if anyone ever makes fun of me for being old and senile she will beat them with a stick...she's senile too!
People moved away from me at the vet and it made the crazy lady mad. After all, some old people cannot see or hear very well either, but they still get treated with respect. Overall, the crazy lady does a pretty good job taking care of me. I know her smell and I know when she comes close I usually get a treat, so I look for her. I hold my head funny trying to see her and she laughs at me. I fell down the stairs accidentally, so now that crazy lady tries to carry me but I am very big...you should hear her grunt. I get hot easy, so she moved me under the air conditioner where she can watch me all day.
I think Tiny, another dog living here, is worried I will take his place, but the crazy lady has a big lap and we can share it. Tiny showed me around a little today. I think I like it here. I think I will stay.
Can anyone help pay my rent here so I can stay? I have over 150 siblings here and I get to hang out with them all. However, I am unique, so I get special attention and get to stay by the crazy lady's side all day. Stop by for a visit and say hi...it's turning into a regular old folks' home. A lot are older than me...some cannot see at all and the old little gal is deaf as a post! She has all her fur, and the crazy lady says I will get mine back soon too...maybe she has me enrolled in the hair club for men or something.
Anyways, if you visit, remember I like jerky treats! I will have to go into the hospital for awhile...but my space is safe for when I get back. Please consider donating to me so I can get the procedures I need to be healthy and to help this place that has done so much for me.