Count the Spots
smooth mini Chocolate Dapple Dachshund from
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Count the Spots
Anything soft and warm that he can actually eat!
Anything! He will try anything and if it is too hard for his gums he will not give up!
He never got to learn to play! BUT he will occasional let Posey attack him and wrestles with her a bit!
Favorite spot to sleep:
He is so happy to be loved he will sleep anywhere it is warm!
Going back to a puppy mill!
The first day I laid eyes on Count was October 13th of 2008. My boyfriend Gregg and I had driven 5 hours to a breeders home to pick up some of her "not needed" dogs.
It is a long story how I found out about these dogs but I ended up with 28 dogs from this breeder and of the 27 (1 named Posey went to the Bridge on October 17th) we have 4 are still looking for forever homes! The rest have been adopted!
Back to my new boyfriend Count! As soon as I got out of the car he caught my eye. I had never seen a Dachshund who looked like this! He was a beautiful dog even though he was in terrible shape. Very skinny and slow moving! I instantly wanted to pick him up. He was a bit shy but finally came to me and let me pet him! There were about 20 dogs in this same pen and he was the one I could not take my eyes off of!
We ended up with 14 dogs that day including Count. It did not take long once we were on the road to realize he was not happy in that crate. So I had my boyfriend take him out to pee on the side of the road. That was not it, he still was crying in the crate. So I had my boyfriend get him out again and hold him on his lap in the car. Little did either of us know how bad he smelled! It only took a minute for my boyfriend to be gagging and rolling down the window to puke. I told him to give me the dog and I would hold him. I could not figure out what the smell was. It smelled like a dead animal. Soooo I opened his mouth to find greenish black rotten teeth that smelled like nothing else I have ever smelled! Oh it was bad!
Count had such bad teeth that he could not eat the dog food the woman had been feeding him so he was eating all the other dogs poop! Yes isn't that nice! So I rinsed his mouth with water and wiped his teeth with a dog wipe and we were off! I just put the smell out of my mind and hoped this little guy could survive all the treatment he needed!
Another long story in regards to the rest of the dogs we received and all the other problems. Needless to say we ended up with all her dogs due to the conditions of the ones we took! I will not let this woman do this to another dog if it is the last thing I do!
So it was decided that night that Count was not up for adoption and as long as he could survive he was going to be a member of our family!
He was the first to go to the vet that week. He had a pre-surgical exam and other than the teeth and his weight he was approved for surgery. I was still a bit worried. This old man was 10 and in bad shape! He made it through the surgery and did fine.
It was when the vet came in the room without Count that I was now worried. He came in with a medicine bottle. I assumed for Count to take when I got him home! NO IT WAS MY LITTLE BOYS TEETH! THE HAD TO REMOVE ALL HIS TEETH BUT HIS CANINES! My vet knew I was documenting the neglect and abuse these dogs had suffered so he saved the teeth!
All I could do was cry! I could not even speak! I had never had a dog with no teeth. I had never experienced anything like this! I had no idea what Count had in store for me!
Well the first night he was pretty miserable and it broke my heart. I was the one who took him there and made him feel so rotten! But guess what the next day he was better and the day after that he was beyond better he was great! He was wagging his tail and eating and running and kissing me and wow it was a new man!
I have never known a dog like Count the Spots. He has made me appreciate the love of an old dog! He will make eye contact with me from across the room and come straight to me and all he wants is for me to hold him and let him kiss me! He is so thankful and sweet I wish the world could meet him!
He has gained two pounds since coming to his new home! He has a whole new personality that was stuck in pain and sickness!
I have no idea how long this special one of a kind little guy will be in my life but he will be so loved and taken care of I never want him to remember the first 10 years of his life!
We have had some road blocks in getting this Dachshund Rescue started but each morning when I wake up and I have my little old man come to give me my morning love I remember why I fight! I fight for all those little long dogs who need someone to care and fight for the love and life they deserve!
I could go on for hours about the last 8 months and the over 50 dogs we have rescued! It has been a blessing and a heartbreaking journey! I would not trade it for a thing!
Dogs like Count are one in a million but there are millions out the like him that need someone to care!
You cannot change the world by saving one dog! But I know a changed one dogs world by saving him!
I am hunting mom do not disturb me! I am very busy waiting for the mouse to come by these crates! I am ready to get em mom!
Piggles got her first mouse just last month!
Comments about Count the Spots
April 19, 2019 9:18 pm
by herbmeister from Tomball, TX
Proud owner of Herbie
Special special DOTD
I am so thankful that you were able to be cared for during your senior years. So sorry that you were so badly neglected before you were rescue. Those who foster and adopt make the world a better place. Until I see you with my loves on the other side of the bridge
April 19, 2019 9:53 am
by Brian from Parksville Vancouver Island, BC
Proud owner of Dewy
Count the Spots you have left your loved ones lives , but not their hearts. RIP Sweet one.
September 3, 2015 1:05 am
by cpn2jxp from Tobyhanna, PA
Proud owner of Sabrett
God bless your mom and dad for being such caring people. I love your name. I'd also like to know how things are going, even though your house must be very busy. Enjoy your special day and many more happy healthy years to you!!
April 15, 2012 5:57 pm
by herbmeister from Tomball, TX
Proud owner of Herbie
Glad to Meet You Count
Your story is really amazing. I am so happy you now have a home forever. I am a 14 yr old senior myself and have a special interest in the senior doxies life. So glad you now have a great one.
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