Tito looking back at his former life

Tito looking back at his former life

 

Tito's new life

Tito’s new life

Tito T. was dumped at the shelter by his owners because they said “he had a stroke two days ago” and requested he be PTS.  They better hope that when they get sick, whoever is looking out for them is more savvy than they were about Tito.

Because, as it turns out, he did not have a stroke, he had a bout of old dog vestibular disease–an episode that looks awful, with the dog unable to get up, rolling its eyes, head tilting, etc.  Typically, four days later, with no treatment except quiet, the dog is mostly back to normal–in Tito’s case, he was still a bit wobbly on his feet at first, and he has a slight head tilt.  Most dogs live a perfectly normal life following one of these episodes–one of ours lived for 2.5 more years even though she was already 12 when it happened.

Clear Lake camping

Clear Lake camping

So Tito lucked out because the Miracle GSD Network recognized his plight and came to his rescue.  They bailed him out of the shelter, tended to his medical needs, fostered him, and took care of him until he could be passed along to the Thulani Program of German Shepherd Recue of Northern California.

Being the terrific dog that he is, he was snapped up very quickly by Morris and Jackie, who brought him into their home and pack, and introduced him to a fantastic life, the likes of which I am sure he never before experienced.

Wow, this is great

Wow, this is great

 

Chillin

Chillin

 

Man, am I bushed

Man, am I bushed

He lives in the Sierran foothills with his two fur sibs, that is of course when he is not out exploring the wonders of the beautiful western US.  He now knows about camping (wahoo!!!), Clear Lake, the beach, long hikes in the woods, the companionship of his fur pack, and the loving attention of his human family.

Enjoy the pictures of his adventures.