October 9th, 2015
Perusing Facebook on my brother’s 47th birthday, I saw Thor’s Petfinder profile on Reggie the Deaf Pit Bull’s page.
ABOUT THOR – CUTE & DEAF CATTLE DOG PUPPY
Thor and his brothers were surrendered to us by a family who had an accidental litter and needed help finding responsible homes for them.
Thor is DEAF, but he does not let that get in his way! He is happy, outgoing, and very smart. He responds well to signs and will be easy to train with signs.
Thor is about 9 weeks old. A SUPER CUTE lab / cattle dog mix. We were told dad was in the 70 pound range, so Thor could grow up to be a BIG boy.
Thor has been well socialized with other dogs (large and small) and cats. He LOVES to play with his brothers, nap on the couch, and investigate the yard. We are working on his house and leash training. He is kennel trained.
Thor is not old enough to be neutered yet, but he will be as soon as he is old enough. Adopters must sign a spay/neuter contract affirming their understanding he will be neutered once he is old enough. He is current on his shots.
Thor is very smart and incredibly friendly. He loves everyone and everything he meets!
Thor’s adoption fee is $250 (which includes all of his vetting – shots, neuter, and microchip).
If you would like more information on adopting Thor , please email LC at email@example.com
With spotted ears, a pink and black nose, and soft eyes, I was charmed.
Two days later, I messaged LC at Reggie’s Friends and asked if anyone was interested in Thor.
LC’s responded, “No. No hits on him yet. He is PERFECT beyond PERFECT. So sweet and SMART!”
Since I could not stop thinking about him, I wrote, “If we could arrange transport, I’d be happy to adopt him.”
Having been one of Reggie’s friends on Facebook for years, LC replied, “I would LOVE for him to be with you—I’d know he was safe and loved forever.
Because he was on my mind, I started thinking about names.
I messaged, “Since Thor is from Texas, he is either going to Woodrow Call, Ranger or Cowboy. Which name suits him best?”
“I think Ranger is perfect for him!” exclaimed LC.
On Monday, October 13th, I asked about Ranger. LC replied, “He is great. He is home with us. He is having some separation anxiety with his brothers being adopted, so he is much happier when he is with the pack. He is SUPER sweet.”
Then came the really good news.
LC wrote, “I’m looking at a flight that would get him into SLC on Friday at 12:09 your time. Pick up is usually within an hour. Sometimes they are slow getting the dogs across the tarmac, but they pull them from the plane first and put them in climate controlled vans.”
But, when Ranger flew in on Friday, he became Houston Hooker. Houston was easier for my mom to remember.