Hi! My name is Tiendi and this is my story...
My mom tells me that she just went in to the HSCI that day to donate some pet food (little did know). I guess you could call our meeting a fluke.
I remember being so distracted that first time my soon-to-be mom and dad played with me at the HSCI. I was just so glad to be out of my cage. I had been at the shelter for a few weeks. I was also distracted that day because I didn't want to get too excited about a home and a family because, even though I am barely two years old, I had already been through this before.
My first family that adopted me from the HSCI when I was a puppy lost me and never bothered to try to find me. I was running around loose in Weldon, IL and was picked up by DeWitt County Animal Control in late spring of 2005. I transferred back to HSCI. Since the HSCI had not yet used microchips when I was a puppy, my first family could not be tracked down. Honestly, I don't even want them back. I now know that I have a forever family. I used to worry sometimes, but my mom would always hug me and tell me that I'd be with her for the rest of my life!
Everything is great now. My new mom and dad love me unconditionally --- that's a very good thing because I was really naughty at first, but it really wasn't my fault! I didn't know how to be an indoor dog because my first family left me outside all the time. My mom had to start from scratch and leash train me, potty train me, and teach me a name that stuck. Sorry, HSCI, but I just didn't like "Henrietta!" I just ignored everyone who called me that! Just two short months since my adoption, I am now potty trained very well, I come when I'm called, and am improving with leash training! I can proudly call myself a well-behaved indoor dog! People often seem to think that only puppies can learn the basics, but I think I turned out pretty well IF I do say so myself!
Next on my "to-do" list is to perfect the art of Pet Therapy. My mom hopes I will cheer up senior citizens well enough to do it on a regular basis. My doggie sister, Moonie, has been doing Pet Therapy regularly at a retirement home for a whole year. I watch her carefully when she is working because she is SO good at it. I have done it a few times, but I need to learn how to be calm and quiet like Moonie. I am still learning every day.
So here I am at the end of my story and at the beginning of my brand-new life. I am a very happy, face-licking, tail-wagging dog! THANK YOU, HSCI, for helping me get here!
|Name of Pet:||Tiendi|
|Type of Pet:||Dog|
|Gender of Pet:||Female|
|Age of Pet at Adoption:||1½ years|
|Month / Year Adopted:||May 2005|
|Name of Pet at HSCI:||Henrietta|