Bentley wasn't the only dog to arrive last week. Also on the van was this adorable fellow, Scamp, who came from the same rescue group in Louisiana who sent us Bentley. Scamp had been picked up as a stray by the animal control agency in Shreveport, and left unclaimed at the shelter.
A very nice lady named Lisa G. was kind enough to foster Scamp for several weeks, too, until our transport could get there. Lisa included a note to us in the paperwork that came with Scamp, and she described him as "the happiest little dog in the world." And that we certainly have to agree with! Scamp had been here all of 10 minutes before we made that observation. He's glad to meet you and anyone else he happens to cross paths with, and he's got a tail that won't stop wagging. He is just as sweet as can be.
Lisa wrote that she had planned to get him groomed but "we received some very sick pups and I am running a puppy ICU around the clock. I am very sorry." No problem! Our groomer, Lori Fillon, is coming out this Friday as scheduled, and Scamp will be her first project.
Scamp is blind in one eye and seems to have only limited vision in his other eye. We've seen him bump into things one moment, and then scoot through an open door or veer around an object the next moment, so we're not sure what is going on. We'll be taking both Bentley and Scamp to our ophthalmologist for eye exams shortly.
Everyone seems to think he's a Cockapoo, and we bet he is. You might think he also could be a Shih Tzu mix, but his face doesn't have any Shih Tzu-ness (?) to it. So, we're going with Cockapoo. Unless, of course, after Lori gets done grooming him and we find an entirely different dog underneath!
Here's another view:
Please notice that in both those photos above, the tail is in motion. That boy's a waggin' fool.
Scamp also wanted to show us he knows exactly how to fit in:
In fact, he may be the most rolling dog we've ever known -- he rolls throughout the day! Scamp asks, "How am I doing so far?"
New Shelter Challenge Contest -- Please Vote for the Farm!
The latest Shelter Challenge started Monday, January 7 and ends on April 28. Grand prize in this round is $10,000, $3,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place, plus $1,000 for weekly winners and $1,000 for state winners. There are also other categories ... please see the Shelter Challenge website for details.
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We just won $1,000 as a weekly winner in the last contest, and thousands more in the previous contests. The Shelter Challenge really does bring in a lot of money for the animals here!
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