One of our volunteers was moved to write this about her FBRN graduate Gris-Gris:
2) Just because a dog is an old, arthritic, with rotten teeth, heartworm, and stinky-breathed stray it doesn't mean he won't be affectionate or bond with you like a puppy. Gris-Gris follows me pretty much everywhere with a goofy grin on his face and when he, Eva, and I are on the couch together he is the one plastered against me.
The scariest thing for me is knowing he won't be able to stay with me as long as a younger dog, so I thank him every day for coming to live with me. Which brings me to number 3.
3) Just because a dog is an old, arthritic, with rotten teeth, heartworm, and stinky-breathed stray it doesn't mean he won't be a positive addition to your family. Rescuing a dog in need is by far a more rewarding experience than raising a cute cuddlebug of a puppy, in my opinion because you are truly saving a life.
If you are thinking about adopting a dog, consider one of our aged frogs. We've got half a dozen or so that are soft and worn around the edges and make very comfy armrests in the evening.
Gris-Gris also does his person the favor of enjoying sno-cones, so she has an excuse for indulging as well. Here he is with his Sponge-Bob Squarepants Sno-Cone maker. Chicken flavor for Gris-Gris, mint julep flavor for his mom! Mmm, an apple-cider sno-cone would hit the spot right about now, dreams
The Frog Princess