This beautiful gentleman will be coming to live with me upon my return from Helsinki!! He is a rescue dog who comes from a difficult background and I found him through Cork DAWG. I’ve been looking to adopt an animal for about 4 years now and I finally am in a place where I can honestly devote the time and care needed to an animal who needs it.
He’s a gorgeous mahogany brindle/white staffie who is just so gentle and charming. He’s very shy though what with his past, and it takes a while for him to open up around you - even to look into your eyes/allow you to pat him without avoidance signs. However, when he does, it is just the most beautiful feeling. (he seems to like me singing to him in Finnish! ^.^; allowed me to belly rub him and went for a snooze while I did…) I believe that with love and attention and proper care and exercise, he can become so much more happy and relaxed, and perhaps let go of some of the hurt he is holding on to. I adore him already!
I’m re-naming him Maru, the suffix in Japanese - one, because I decided years ago that I loved the sound of it, but mainly because of the meaning it would denote. Circle, full circle, perfect, whole. He may have been in a negative situation but beyond that as a soul he has always been perfect and whole, and hopefully now he can come full circle and start to live life with joy again.