Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Dec 20, 2010

Bertok was a stray that was picked up by Animal Control in Cedar.
When they picked him up he was near death, starving and cold.
They took him to the shelter, and after the mandatory quarantine to give his 'owners' time to claim him (HA!) was up, we went and got him.

He didn't have a name, and my friend Lisa helped us come up with a perfect name for him. Bertok means "New Beginnings", which is just what this boy needs.

Bertok was like a skeleton with skin. I've never before seen in real life a dog that skinny. It was painful to look at him.
He was weak and seemed sad, but very very sweet.
We brought him home, and had him vet checked. Other than being grossly underweight, he was perfectly healthy, and we were given some good advice on how to build up his weight.

So begins Bertok's journey to his new life.

He is an incredibly happy boy, with an amazing heart. It never ceases to amaze me how much an animal can go through in life, and come out the other side with a smiling face and a wagging tail.

Bertok is ALWAYS happy, tail is always wagging.
He is So polite, and asks permission for everything. He has SO smart, and has already learned 'sit', 'down', 'shake', 'wait', 'come', 'get in bed', 'go outside', and he is AMAZING at fetch! When you grab a tennis ball, his whole face lights up.

He has gained about 10 lbs already, and is well on his way to being a healthy weight. His fur is SO shiny and healthy.
This dog is going to make someone a wonderful companion, and I can't wait for him to find his forever home. Though I know already I will miss him terribly when he goes.

Photos that the shelter sent me when asking if we wanted him:

Photos of Bertok the day we brought him home:

Photos of Bertok not quite 2 weeks later:

Bertok is adopted! What a perfect home for this perfect boy! I'm so happy for him. I f I could have hand-picked the perfect home for him, it would have been this one.
He's going to be traveling a lot (he loves car rides!), and has kids to play ball with. He's already bonded with his little boy, and is loving life. He's SO happy!

Photos of Bertok the day he got adopted. Isn't he gorgeous??
I cried when he left... but they were happy tears.

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