Mayzie is hosting a Rescue Me week blog-a-thon in honor of her human Grandpa J who crossed the bridge recently! Since all my babies have been adopted, I thought it would be fun to play along.
This is our second entry in the contest! ;-)
We are playing for the Rottie Rescue of Los Angeles, where I've gotten most of my girls from. Today, I'm writing about a dog named Grumpy who apparently isn't... You know, you can change a dog's name. I often feel that I should... I want my dogs to think of their name as a happy song and I'm often concerned that their old name may have come to mean something negative. But back to Grumpy:
Grumpy - he isn't - has a good temperament, very social dog. An
outside dog in his former home, big, very handsome boy. Sold as a
potential show quality dog, disqualified due to medical condition called
cryporchardism, an autosomal recessive trait.
Cryptorchid dogs are not candidates for breeding/showing because the
condition is heritable. Click here to fill out our adoption application.
For those of you reading along (I can't wait to read what Mango has to say about this!) Cryporchardism means... his 'nards didn't drop. While this makes him unbreedable... don't we have enough dogs in shelters anyway??? It doesn't require medical treatment. The boy just needs a good home!!!
If you can give Grumpy a home, please get in touch with the LA Rottie Rescue.
If you would like to play along too, today is the last day. Mayzie is going to draw names and choose FIVE winners and donate $100 green papers to the rescue organization of the winner's choice.