Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Introducing Oscar

Recently I received an e-mail from someone looking for help with a deaf Boston Terrier.  Since I love working with deaf dogs, I immediately offered to take him.  The people who had rescued him weren't able to keep him, so after giving him a lot of love and attention, and getting him vetted, they contacted the rescue community for help.  That's how I came to foster Oscar, a five or six year old Boston Terrier.

Oscar has had a rough life.  Before being rescued, he was moved around to several homes.  At one point he was reportedly injured by one of his previous owners when they poured lighter fluid on him and set him on fire.  He has a long scar on his back from this injury.  He's a happy little guy though, and is quickly settling in here.  He's doing great with the other dogs, and he will do just about anything for a belly rub.

I've started teaching Oscar some basic hand signs, and he is learning very quickly.  It shouldn't take long for him to find a perfect forever home, but in the meantime we'll keep working on house-training and some basic obedience.  I think as long as I keep those belly rubs coming, he'll be happy!


Kari in Vegas said...

A Boston is on my super long list of "future" dogs

Stop on by for a visit

Anonymous said...

Someone poured LIGHTER FLUID on him?! Just awful! Well, lucky for him there are good people in the world who saved him and now you! Can't wait to hear more about Oscar!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Add me to the "need a Boston" list! What handsome guy! Surely, after what he's been through his happily furever after family will treat him like the king that he is!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Anonymous said...

Poor Oscar. I sure am sorry that your life started out in such a very sad way. But I am SO super happy that you are safe now and that you have a chance at a whole new Most Wonderful life!

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. Miss Laurie, thank you ever so much for your nice words on my bloggie today. They sure did mean lots to me and mom.

H Ski said...

It makes me sick that people can do those things to dogs. But then there are people like you that care about these animals and show them what love and care really is.

Can't wait to hear more about him

Tucker The Crestie said...

Who are these people that do things like this? Thank God he's with you now! What a cutie!

Ruca said...

Hey! I'm just letting you know that I've passed on a blog award to you as a thank you for providing me and all your other readers with top notch blogging. Peace!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Laurie for finding Oscar a good home and fostering him until one can be found. I miss him... Please stay in touch. God Bless you!