Gordie T.: From The Valley To The Bay And Loving It
Gordie T. came to the Thulani Program because of the dedication and hard work of Karyn Sabin who saves German Shepherd Dogs from Shelters in the San Joaquin Valley. With Gordie, she was helped by the Kings County Animal Services staff at the Hanford shelter. Lucky, lucky Gordie.
Gordie is a fine old gentleman, but old he is. The shelter estimated him to be 13 years old, which is a ripe old age for a GSD. Now that we have gotten to know him, it is quite apparent that a big factor in Gordie living this long is that he is the sweetest guy you will ever meet. He moves kind of slowly, and he scrapes his feet as he walks. But his tail readily wags at the sound of a happy greeting, and he will lean against you for people contact as well as any dog I have ever met. He is arthritic, especially in his elbows (but then who among us isn’t at his age), but seems to do well on a daily dose of carprofen. He has a great appetite, and a willing attitude when it comes to short walks. He is house trained, and comes and goes easily through a dog door. As with the rest of us old codgers, he likes to take naps during the day, and he knows when it is time to turn in for the night.
Gordie is one of those dogs that will brighten up any house he lives in, but in a very quiet and unassuming way. He is super with other dogs, and we bet he would do fine with a cat.
Welcome to the rest of your life, Gordie. We promise to make it as good as we can.