When I decided to document my first 18 months of living with Ray (resulting in “Who Said I was up for Adoption?”), it soon became obvious how Ray’s perspective on things would be very different from my own.
Ray was a very challenging dog**, and was an instant education for me in all things canine. Trying to understand almost 80lbs of rescued German Shepherd/Rottweiler with an attitude, produced sufficient material that each chapter in “Who Said I was up for Adoption?” was split into two parts … my perspective on the events, followed by how I envisaged Ray would see them.
For all the “trials and tribulations” of those first 18 months, there were also happier moments which had to be documented in order to present a balanced view of living with him. It was decided to insert text boxes of Smiley Moments (for me) together with Tail Wag Moments (for Ray).
Below are Tail Way Moments copied from “Who Said I was up for Adoption?”:
Pic 1 – On Laundry
Pic 2: What’s in a name?
Pic 3 – On the canine GPS system (note: OMHS is the Humane Society where he lived for a while)
** Ray tested positive for Stage 2 Heart-Worm at his initial medical examination; had no social skills; lunged and barked at people and other dogs; was on anxiety meds; displayed fear aggression; exhibited startle response, and gave no warning growl of any displeasure.
More information about “Who Said I was up for Adoption?” can be found by clicking/selecting the book cover in column on the right!