Finally - it's all about Gizzy
For all of my previous dog walk efforts, Gizzy has been my partner, but never subject of my fundraising page. It looks like 2017 is his lucky year, as he's earned the right to tell his story - and we seriously hope that it will inspire you to support the SPCA of Wake County and its life-saving work..
Gizzy had four homes before coming to me, but it's the story of his first owner - the one forced to surrender him to animal control - that has stayed with me all these years. It is said that the wife of Gizzy's dad (I can't call her his mother) decided that Gizzy had to go, and animal control was called to come and pick him up. The ACO told the SPCA folks that it was one of the saddest sights they had ever seen - that Gizzy's dad followed the truck carrying his dog to the end of the street, crying all the way. Once at the SPCA, Gizzy was adopted and returned three times before he came home with me, and from the start, he's always preferred men, and will gravitate to males in almost any situation in which he finds himself. Someone (almost certainly first dad) had worked with and spent a lot of time with him. During his time with me, he's lived with a brother and sister (both gone now), a foster sister (also gone), and a foster brother (snoring next to him at this very moment) He LOVES other dogs, and is happiest when there are two or three to keep him company.
Fast forward 11 years - Gizzy is now an elder statesman, sporting a gimpy walk to match his intellect. He's had a tough fall and early winter, but is as I write this, healthy and much-loved. My only regret is not bringing him home the first time I met him, in the winter of 2005, because then I would have enjoyed an extra year with him. He'll be with me at the walk this year, although he may not be able to go on the actual route (the arthritis in his right rear wheel is no joke); regardless, he'll be there, raising money for the place that saved his life and brought him to me. Gizzy's story is one that countless other families could tell - stories of pets who were adopted and returned, summarily "surrendered" at rural shelters, and/or just couldn''t catch a break when it came time to find a family.
This year, with his dearly departed siblings on our hearts, and with (potentially) his foster brother at our sides, we will walk in support of the organization that brought this daffy, sweet, one-of-a-kind creature to me. We hope that you will consider supporting the work of the SPCA of Wake County, not only for what it does for all of our community pets, but beacuse it saved Gizzy's life. Without the SPCA, no one would ever have come to know this thunder-phobe, ceiling-fan-fearing, pine cone eating, creature .....
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