My name is Fudge!

October 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Be sure you read the side story for this session.  It is an eye opening experience.  Hello!  My name is Fudge, aka Fudgy Wudgy!  This handsome and incredibly silly bully mix is a 1-year-old male, altered, incredibly happy and ready for his forever home.  Fudge was brought to the HSPRAC having been found wandering the streets of Gadsden, Alabama dragging a 20-pound chain around his neck.  Those days are long gone now thanks to the shelter staff and his rescuers.
Fudge LOVES attention and snuggles!  He will do just about anything to please you and is super sweet and incredibly fun loving and goofy.  He does very well with children and loves to play with other dogs.  Fudge has met a few cats and kittens but knows who’s the boss in that situation and he just lets them do their thing.  Did I mention Fudge wiggles?  A LOT?
Fudge is a great dog, does very well on leash, does not pull unless he sees a new friend he hasn’t met but with some training he will be the perfect walking companion.  He did very well for his photo session at Coosa Landing and even got some kisses from two infant brothers who were hanging out with their family.  He definitely lives up to the reputation of his name, he is very sweet, satisfies an indulgence, loves to please, wants everyone to be happy and melts like butter when you pet him.
We have many animals waiting for forever homes and all they need is a chance to wiggle and purr their way into your heart.  Come meet our incredible animals today!
A side story for Fudge's photo session yesterday.  We were walking him prior to his session to get some kennel stress off him and let him explore.  While walking next to me, he is fantastic on a leash by the way.  No pulling at all.  He was walking next to me over a narrow walking bridge when this couple comes walking by.  Fudge is exploring and just sniffing new things when out of nowhere the woman screams like she is being attacked.  Fudge was scared to death, he tensed up and tried to get away from her.  When she passed she said to the people behind me (who work at the shelter where he is available) "HE SHOULDN'T HAVE PITBULLS OUT HERE!  HE NEEDS TO KEEP HIM CLOSER!"  I spun around and said "This is a public park, he has just as much right to be here as you do.  If you are that afraid of dogs you should give yourself enough room to feel safe or stay at home."
After about 20 minutes of walking, we turned around to walk the other way and the couple came back toward us.  I let them cross the bridge without crowding them and Fudge sat down and waited for them to pass.  She said "Thank you."  I said "This is to protect him, not you.  Your safety and well-being are YOUR responsibility.  If you are afraid of dogs don't walk close to them expecting others to move them when you don't say anything about being afraid.  He is just as easily scared as you are."
Then we kept walking and another couple who were riding bicycles at the park came by, Fudge was curious about the bikes and he seemed interested but didn't lunge, etc.  The woman fell off her bike and hit the wooden rail to keep from falling into the wetland area in the park.  I asked if she was ok and she said "HE LOOKED AT ME!"  I responded in my best Gene Wilder Willy Wonka impression "Help.  Police.  Murder."  The ignorant prejudice these dogs face on a daily basis is lethal.  Fudge is a great dog and everyone in our party felt completely safe with him including a 9 year old girl who he LOVED and she loved back.  I am open to conversation if ANYONE is afraid of dogs because of past experiences, but don't assume all dogs will attack you for no reason.  They have enough working against them as it is.

 


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