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Ricky Schlueter  🗻Colorado Native. Vegan. Dog dad of 2. Writer, Entrepreneur, and Builder of wooden things🛠 #onepersonacted


When I went to the shelter, I didn't give you a second look. You were just barking behind the glass door. It was annoying. It's not like I was even there to adopt a dog - I was a freshman living in the dorms - I just wanted to play with a cute puppy for a bit. And had it not been for my girlfriend at the time dragging me, I wouldn't have gone to the shelter in the first place, and I'd never been to one before. It was awfully loud in there - they were over capacity because Denver had just banned Pitbulls so they had all been shipped up there... turns out you were the only non-Pit in the place, and because my home address was in Denver, they wouldn't even let me play with any of the other dogs. Well that would have been the end of the story. I was ready to leave. But my girlfriend thought you were cute and insisted we play with you. Fine. I guess I can tolerate the barking for a few minutes. They took us to a little outside area with a bench. They were going to bring you out to meet us. I sat down. The door opened and you came out. Your tail was wagging so fast. My arms were crossed. And you ran right past my girlfriend's puppy-voice-beckoning and outstretched arms. You hopped up on the bench, sat down next to me, looked over... and I was so in love with you. I don't know what it was. The memory brings me to tears instantly. That was 8 years ago today. 8 years ago tomorrow, you were scheduled for euthanasia. But instead, you've made every single one of the last 2,922 days incalculably better. Happy 8th adoption-anniversary, Boomer. I love the shit out of you.
#boomerschlueter #adoptdontshop

10 years old. Still got it. #vegandog #boomerschlueter

"Hate has no home here." #resist #muslimban

Gone 'splorin

😢😢 it's hard to guard your toys when ya ain't got no teeth! #bernieschlueter

He has to wear a sweater so I can find him. (Also bc he shivers if it's less than 60.) #bernieschlueter

Nothin to see here. Move along. #adoptdontshop @realhousedogsofco

Sometimes, when we're at a stoplight, we just stare at each other. I love him so much. #boomerschlueter #adoptdontshop

This is a fucking travesty. If the Bundy clan were Muslims, they'd be shipping them to Gitmo. Meanwhile, #NODAPL

I have to say, it was pretty cool turning this old pile of broken oak flooring (top left) into a beautiful countertop for my friend @l_mharvey and her husband Wayne's new Rainy Day Cafe coffee shop. What wasn't cool was realizing the night before delivering that I'd built it backwards and had less than 18 hours to take it apart and rebuild the entire thing 😂 Three hours of sleep, three pots of coffee, and 14 hours of frantic work later, it was successfully delivered... and looking mighty fine, if I do say so myself :) Big thanks to @the_co_kid and @rschluet for stepping in to help me meet the deadline, and to @americanrelics for sourcing the awesome materials! #rainydaycafe #reclaimedwood

True story.

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