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    Our Rescue Dog and My Son

    I saw a picture of a dog on a Monterey County Animal Shelter website. She was a fluffy black thing with the sweetest face, the saddest eyes, and her tail tucked safely between her legs.
    We had been looking for a dog to bring home to our family where we could round out the guinea pigs, cat, and fish.
    When I saw her photo, I told my husband that she was the one. Not wanting to get my hopes up, my husband said, "well, we can look at her this weekend when we also look at a few other dogs."
    We went to 3 other shelters and finally made it out to Salinas. We asked to see the dog and were led back to her kennel.
    She was laying there, not barking like all the other dogs, looking as lonely as a dog could ever look. My heart was so sad for her. You could just tell she hated the noise and just wanted to be loved.
    So, after playing with her a bit, we signed the paperwork to bring her home. She had to get fixed, so it was a week before she was able to jump in the car with us and head back to Seaside.
    From the moment my youngest son saw her, he instantly had a new best friend. We named her Lucy Goosy (she lays on her back with all paws in the air - just goofy)....a name that my 2 1/2 year old was unable to pronounce properly. Hence, he called her 'Wudy Gudy'.
    So, that has become her name. We still call her Lucy at times, but the name Wudy Gudy has stuck.
    We've had Wudy for almost 5 years now and can't imagine life without her. She goes on all our family road trips across the country and keep watch over our house when we are away.
    I've never loved an animal like I do her.... she's the fluffiest (read: hairy-monster), sweetest, snuggliest dog ever and I'm so grateful to have our wonderful girl.
    Rescue a pet, people! You will be forever loved by an animal if you do.
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