As some of you know Sam and I lost our sweet furry family member, Kona, a little earlier this year. Kona was Sam’s first dog that was his very own! He adopted Kona in college through the South Texas Aussie Rescue organization and loved him for 13 good years. Sam had Kona all to himself until I entered the scene and we started dated in 2011 and then I quickly ‘adopted’ him as my dog too 🙂 He was literally THE BEST DOG on the planet. I still don’t know if there are any dogs out there as great as he was…
Anyway after we lost Kona in May, it was pretty hard on Sam and I because he really was part of the family! We weren’t planning on adopting another dog so quickly because while Kona was still alive we had adopted Zoey (our sweet half Aussie half Border Collie knucklehead) from South Texas Aussie Rescue too and we felt like we needed a little time.
Well also in May, while Kona was still with us, Sam was on a work project in Oklahoma and came across Nugget, our Blue Heeler, on the side of the road out in the middle of nowhere that he wasn’t sure was still alive at first. When Sam got closer he could see that Nugget was barely conscious and had a badly broken leg, so he scooped him up immediately and took him to a Vet who kindly stayed open past hours to take care of him!
Sam contacted Texas Cattle Dog Rescue to let them know about Nugget so that they could find him a good home, because at that point we didn’t plan on adopting another dog so soon. After Nugget’s leg surgery, Sam brought him home and we took care of him through the whole healing process (Nugget had to have two leg surgeries too) as we waited for him to heal and for the organization to find him a good home. But to be honest, the second I met Nugget, I knew we weren’t going to give him away! I knew that God had brought that little puppy into Sam’s life to help him through the process of grieving Kona. And in a lot of ways, he and Kona were so similar. Both personable, both with their little noises and talkative-ness and the way Nugget jumps like Kona used to. Sam and Nugget had already created a little bond because Sam saved his life and I knew we couldn’t take care of him through two surgeries and then let him go too. He quickly became part of the family and Nugget and Zoey LOVED each other right away.
Nugget’s leg is now fully healed and he is the cutest little guy, he’s spunky and sensitive and a little mischievous and we LOVE him. We are so thankful for both Texas Aussie Rescue and especially Texas Cattle Dog Rescue (who payed for ALL of Nugget’s surgeries and medical expenses) for bringing us to all of our furry family members!
Have a great weekend 🙂