Good evening! I'm Amber! I'm 27 & married to a cool guy names Todd. We live in Maryland. I've had pets my whole life & my first one was a "mutt" I named "KiKi" given to us from a rescue when I was around 1 year old. She was a wonderful dog & had a lot of Cocker Spaniel in her mix..which started my love of Cocker & Cocker Mixes!
My loving little buddy is Biscuit!
We adopted Biscuit in June from "Oldies But Goodies" Cocker Spaniel rescue. They are an awesome group & we are SO lucky they took care of him until he found us.
I put lots of pictures of our fur-babies on my flickr photo sitehttp://www.flickr.com/mrswaves
Biscuit (previously named Buddy) is 10 years old & happens to be deaf but it's so not even relevant to us! Only time I am more aware of him not hearing is when we take extra caution on walks near roads. He weighs 28 lbs & gets around pretty darn great! His ears and eyes are an issue but with daily drops and cleanings they don't seem to bother him much. His left eye has little to no tear production but looks SO much better nowadays. We visited an ophthalmologist recently to rule out anything serious & much to my relief he is clear of any cataracts/glaucoma. I learn something funny & new about Mr.Biscuit all the time. He has little quirks & opinions about things such as wet grass, not being fed dinner at 9:40PM on the dot & closed doors.
People constantly ask why we would adopt a 10 year old dog? Or tell me how lucky HE is that we have him/spoil him/love him.
*I* am the lucky one. HE loves ME. My life is better because of Biscuit. I like to think his life is better with me too but the bottom line is this dog was with someone for 10 years. Then poof! In a shelter, then the rescue, then kenneled, then neutered, kenneled, fostered & finally with us. You would never guess his past by spending 5 minutes with him. He is loving, aloof, silly & just plain awesome.
My goal is to give him the best most loved, wonderful, happy, safe, comfortable life possible.
I lurked on this site for a long, long time and learned so much! I appreciate all the info & pictures everyone posts.
Next weekend I'm going to meet a foster in PA -another 10 year old deaf Cocker! Biscuit is coming with me to meet her and her foster family. We hope the following weekend they will approve us and bring her to our house for good!