Introducing Oby - My beautiful rescue dog

Yesterday marked a whole month since this little fellow came into my life. This is Oby, my family's beautiful rescue dog. He is six years old and a border collie x German shepherd (just like Jazz). I wanted to share the story of how he came into our lives here on my blog, because I think it is truly special.


Let me start by saying that my dad is not an avid tweeter. He rarely logs in to his account, let alone send a tweet, but one day (about a month and a week ago) he logged into his twitter and came across a random tweet from a lady that had just followed him. He clicked on the link in the tweet and it took him to the Nottingham City Stray Dogs facebook page where they were 'advertising' a dog called Oby. This beautiful dog had been stuck in the kennels at Babbington Rescue Centre for over four months - no one wanted him and he was losing weight extremely fast because he was so restless and depressed. 

As soon as my dad saw Oby on that very facebook page, he felt an instant connection, so much so that he told my mum, who as an animal lover was bound to fall in love him. What we didn't anticipate was just how deeply she was going to fall in love with him. We already had a dog, Jazz, as well as a cat, Thomas and had no plans to add to our family, but there was just something about Oby that pulled her in.


After a phone call to the rescue centre, my mum and dad took Jazz to meet Oby, to see if they got along. We weren't sure that Jazz was going to accept another dog, but we knew we had to try. We were so pleased when it turned out that Jazz had no problem with Oby and in fact seemed to enjoy being taken on a walk with him! After a nervous few days waiting for a phone call, we were told we could bring our new baby home.

When I first saw Oby at the rescue centre, I couldn't believe how skinny he was! You could literally feel every single one of his ribs and his backbone was more than obvious to the eye. A month on and we are glad to see that Oby has definitely put weight on! He has filled out quickly. Not that we are surprised, as if there's one thing our family is good at, it's at feeding people up! Oby settled in with us so quickly and we definitely can tell that he's happy here. He's every bit as loving as Jazz and though we don't know what happened to him in the past, we can tell that he feels safe and loved in our home.

Oby already has a favourite purple bone toy, a favourite place to sit and a new found love for belly rubs. Oh and I love for food. The boy sure loves his food.

Whilst we have improved Oby's quality of life by bringing him into our home and making him part of our family, he has truly done the same for us. I can't imagine not having this little one in my life. I feel like it was fate that my dad logged onto his twitter that day, had been followed by that particular lady and clicked on that particular link. It proves that social media can definitely do some good in this world! :)

xo

Megan Jane
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26 comments:

  1. Aw this is such a cute story. So glad he found a happy ending :)

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  2. He's so cute! What a sweetie!
    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/
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    1. He really does have the cutest face! Thanks Kate :) xo

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  3. Ahh this is such a lovely story :) he is a beautiful dog, it's so heart warming to know that nice things happen like this.

    I plan to re-home some animals in the future once I have my own place.

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  4. What a lovely story! :) I can't believe that no one wanted that beautiful face for four months. I'm so glad you're all happy together xx

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    1. I know, bless him, he did have to wait so long but I'm so glad he waited for us :) Thank you for your lovely comment Leanne xo

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  5. what a nice story, Oby looks so cute! Everyone should get their cat/dog from a rescue home!xx

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    1. Thank you Rachel! I think people should definitely consider going to a rescue centre when they want a new pet. There are so many animals there that need good homes! xo

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  6. he's a beaut! yay for oby! x

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  7. Oh that is such a wonderful tale...you were all meant to be together. Bless you all for taking on a rescue doggy xxxxxx

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    1. Aww thank you for your kind comment Vicky!xo

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  8. Awh, this is such a sweet story, I hate the thought of any dog being stuck in a Rescue Center for a long period of time, I wish I could adopt them all! Oby is such a beautiful dog and its nice knowing hes gone to a loving, caring home =)

    Hannah
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    Dainty&Ivory

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    1. I'm the same hun! I wish I could take every single one of them home. THank you for your lovely comment :) xo

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  9. Aww how could nobody want him?! He's such a cutie! This is such a heart warming story! Thank you for introducing us all to Oby =) xx

    Squares - Bookworm and Beauty Enthusiast

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    1. And thank you for your comment lovely! So pleased you liked the post on Oby :) xo

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  10. I came to find this post after we talked about it on Sat! He is so gorgeous, love his little patch round his eye! So sad he was so unhappy at the Rescue Centre but so lovely that he's happy and loved now! X

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    1. Aww bless you thank you! His little patch has pretty much disappeared, we think he got it because he used to rub his eye when he was stressed. We gently wiped it with this special eye solution that was suitable to use on dogs once a day and it's much better now! :) xo

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