I used to live in North Lincolnshire but for some reason unknown to me I was collected from my home by ladies from NAYBR in April 2013 and kennels became my home for the next few months, although there were some very kind people from NAYBR helping to look after me and take me for some
walks I was very very unhappy and very anxious, I lost weight and was generally stressed. I did try and live with a family but that didn’t work out as it was a bit of a busy house and I was not really happy with the children’s noise. It made me grumble at times which was enough for me
to be returned to kennels.
I was moved to another kennels in the country which was much quieter and I was looked after by a really nice lady called Sarah, I felt a little bit happier here but still very anxious, because I was nearly 10 years old and I heard people saying that nobody wanted older dogs so I
thought I was destined to spend the rest of my days in kennels. I so missed being loved and the comforts of a home. All I want was to be wanted.
In May 2013 my new Mum & Dad went to the “All About Dogs” show at Newark show ground and visited the NAYBR stand, they chatted to lots of people and made a fuss of lots of Boxers dogs, this unsettled Mum & Dad, realising that they really missed not having a Boxer in their
life’s having had Boxers for 23 years. They picked up some leaflets from the stand. From then on Dad checked out their web site and saw the Boxers that were wanting re homing. Very soon Dad saw the picture of ME, “Tommy”, and thought how much he was reminded of Benson his previous
Boxer. On Dads birthday they visited Sherwood Forest for a walk and picnic, everyone they walked passed had a dog and they said to each other how much they missed not having a Boxer dog.
When Mum & Dad arrived at the kennels Tracy suggested they walk around the field with me. Prior to them arriving Tracy had a little chat with me and suggested I be on my best behaviour and try to impress them. We went into the field and I found my favourite ball, we played ball
and had a really great time, Dad was kicking the ball for me and I really excelled myself, I even gave Mum a quick kiss and let her tickle my tummy. Eventually after a long time they put me back in my kennel. They said they would see me soon, but I felt really sad because I really
liked the look of them and felt they liked me.
Mum & Dad went to have a chat with Tracy and apparently decided there and then they would like to take me home, and wanted to adopt me not foster me, they told Tracy they thought I was extremely handsome and well behaved, and did not deserve spending the rest of my life in
kennels. Tracy and Fiona came to tell me that this was going to be my new Mum & Dad and I would soon be going to a new home, I was so excited I could hardly sleep that night, which is very unusual for me.
Anyway, to cut a very long story short all the paperwork was done, Mum & Dad came to collect me from the kennels on Thursday August 22nd 2013 I was so excited.
Gosh! I really enjoyed the journey to my new home in the car which was not far, and did not attempt to jump over the back seat, but sat up and watched out of the back window.
On arrival at my new home I soon made myself at home by having a wee and poo in the garden followed by a lovely tea in my new big bowl. I was given a new big blue rugby ball just like the one at the kennels and Mum & dad played with me in the back garden.
I had a lovely big bed, but decided the leather settee looked a much better option. I found it quite strange at first, when Mum & Dad wanted me to sit next to them, but now I have learnt how touching, cuddling and kissing is really great.
Every morning Dad comes downstairs at 6.00am and lets me out for a wee, then I run upstairs and jump on the bed to wake Mum up, we all sit in bed for ½ hour having a cup of tea, before Mum gets up to take me for a walk on the playing field with my RED bouncy ball. I love playing with
my ball and I love it when Dad kicks it in the air for me and I do headers. At lunch time a lady comes to take me for a long walk, I spend the afternoon sleeping this off before Mum & Dad get home from work. Mum & Dad were told I might not be very good with other dogs, but I
have met a few other dogs on the playing field and really enjoy playing with them. I have even met a girlfriend on one of my walks she is called Roxy and we love to have a run around together, she is a lot younger than me and can run faster than me.
I am so good now that I can even walk home from the park without my lead on and I walk to heel, I love to carry my red ball home from the park.
Weekends are really great after a lie in and then an extra-long walk we sometimes go in the car to see my grandma & grandpa, I love visiting them as grandma gives me lots of treats and grandpa tickles my tummy.
I have overheard Mum & Dad saying how they can’t believe how much they love me and what a delight I am to have because I am such a “good boy”.
I love my new home and I love my new Mum & Dad, my favourite thing is to sit on the settee with my head on my Dads lap, snoring and dreaming! or is it going to the playing field with my Red ball..... mmmmm.... I can’t decide there is so much to look forward to now. I have put on
weight and feel very content in my new home, I have even learnt that cuddling is really nice and I love to sit on Mum’s knee although she says I am a bit big for that to which I reply – NO I’M NOT.
I would like to thank all the very kind people at NAYBR for giving me another sunrise in my life. Especially my Uncle Karl, who I really liked.
Thank you everyone for helping me.
Thank you NAYBR.
Tommy x x