Buster’s 4th Adopt-a-versary!
It has been four years since Buster was adopted into his forever home. Where has the time gone? He still is the handsome, well mannered dog I encountered during a routine vet visit for my other puffball – Tiny. Buster or Mayo found his way to my veterinarian after he was surrendered by a motorist who witnessed a dog dodging moving cars on a very busy highway and was able to safely rescue the dog from certain death.
It only took a day to decide to bring this sweet boy home. He immediately got to work on making himself comfortable after scarfing down Tiny’s food. She was not pleased at all with that behavior and to this day she makes a point to bark annoyingly at Buster while he eats his dog food.
Below the cut are a sampling of photos of Buster through the years. I’d have more photos but I quickly discovered that he is extremely camera shy. It takes a bit of work to snap a good photo of Buster, but I’ve managed to capture a few of them for your perusal.
I’m adopted! This photo was taken his first night at home. Buster was so excited and did not want to settle down, exploring every inch of the house. He finally curled up and slept under my bed that first night, continuing to do so for at least a year.
His sweet smile was the first thing I noticed about him along with his big button nose and black eyes rimmed with golden lashes.
It didn’t take Buster long to feel right at home.
Buster rocks his winter coat in all its fluffy glory. Buster is half Pomeranian and half Eskie. A combination that gives him double the poofy coat.
Buster snoozing next to the Christmas tree is cuteness overload! He tried to knock over the Christmas tree a few times in his zeal to sniff every single ornament. I’m so glad he is over that little obsession.
How can you not love a dog who matches the color scheme of your Futon?
Or matches the color scheme of Tiny?
Snow is clearly Buster’s favorite season:
Buster has rocked quite a few hairstyles over the years – this one is my favorite – not sure if Buster would agree:
Buster was the subject of my first Instagram photo. Here he is excitedly waiting for me to drive him to the dog park. Yes, he does have two ears. He likes to lay the left one down when he is happy. This dog came with many other quirks that revealed themselves as he settled into his new home. Buster will not go up or down a flight of stairs without someone walking with him. Tiny goes wherever she pleases but Buster will wait at the stairs until you walk up or down the flight of stairs with him. This is the only dog I’ve owned that eats grass - all the time. Does not suffer any abdominal issues from eating the grass, he simply enjoys munching on grass. Odd duck, this Buster.
I’m so looking forward to many, many more years with my Buster-bear. Adoption is the best thing to happen to both of us!