Poe’s Story

Poe’s Story

Where it all started…

This was Poe's first day with me. He always knew he belonged in the kitchen.

This was Poe’s first day with me. He always knew he belonged in the kitchen.

I love all my dogs very much, but Poe holds a special place in my heart. Poe was a stray dog that was found just before Christmas in 2011 strolling down the center of a subdivision street alone.

Unfortunately, after searching through many mediums for almost two months Poe’s owners were never found and I had decided to surrender him to a sheltie rescue. I very quickly ended up becoming very attached to Poe and he lived out the rest of his doggie days with me.

Poe was a deaf, arthritic sheltie with a multitude of health problems that kept me on my toes. Poe was in bad shape when he was found. He had hair matted so badly he was bald in places, had nearly two inch long nails, and he had a difficult time getting around. It was later determined that he had hip dysplasia.

Poe was often referred to as the fun police in our household. When things got too high energy he would jump up and retort a few whiney barks in an attempt to get everyone to calm down.

Poe had to be shaved to the skin due to severe matting after being found.

Poe had to be shaved to the skin due to severe matting after being found.

Poe was also not a fan of any kind of housework. When I would vacuum the house he would chase me around barking and growling feverishly… this could also be said for dusting, doing dishes, folding laundry, and picking up toys.

Though I like to joke about his role as the fun police, Poe was a very loyal dog and followed me from room to room and waited anxiously for me to come home from school or work every day. He could always be counted on for comfort when it is was needed and he was always up for a trip to Buckle’s Feed Depot.

I lost Poe to chronic kidney failure May 31, 2013. His legacy lives on in Poe’s Pantry treats.

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