Happy adoptaversary Tucker!!! We brought Tucker home 4 years ago today. We were passing by a local shelter when we decided “to just stop and look.” 😅. It was actually my husband who brought my attention to him. He was curled up in his crate just laying there. I remember being that person who was afraid of “pit bulls.” But he was so emaciated and sickly looking I couldn’t leave him there. We went home and got our other dog and took him to the shelter for a meet and greet. I think little Wrigley was more worried about being at the shelter and getting left there that he couldn’t even focus on anything but leaving. So, we brought Tucker home. We let them play in the backyard and Wrigley started to use Tucker like a track hurdle. Sprinting around the yard and jumping over Tucker. Instant best friends. For the next 2 weeks we dealt with explosive diarrhea 🙈. It was so bad. Every time we came home Tucker had made a mess in, and outside, of his crate. To be honest, it was exhausting. However, Tucker was found as a stray in Detroit and resorted to eating rocks and garbage to stay alive. How do we know this? Because he was pooping out rocks and garbage. We finally got his tummy under control and spent many, many months going to training classes and having trainers come to our house because Tucker had absolutely no manners. For example, he once jumped out of the car window at a gas station and I almost died. He was finally starting to come around when he had to have surgery on both of his back knees (equivalent to ACL human surgery). That took up a full year of recuperating. I can’t believe it’s been 4 years already. Tucker has completely changed my views on “bully breeds” and “pit bulls.” We will never not own a pitty. Tucker is kind to everyone he meets, humans and dogs. He likes to snuggle with our cat. He has gotten along with all of our foster dogs and despite everything he’s been through, he absolutely loves life. We love you Tucky bear!
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