This is our NINE. If you read our "About" page, you would've seen our dog before and you might see that he looks different. He's a mix and when we cut his hair short, he looks like a poodle. When his hair gets long, he looks ...well... different. But to our eyes he's cute no matter what!
We are not exactly sure of his age since someone gave him away to us some years ago. Back then he was almost like a stray dog. All dirty and VERY sensitive (he would always bark and tried to bite anyone who was trying to pat him. I think he thought we were gonna hit him or something.) We don't know what happened to him before he met us, but he used to run away and hide really fast if he hears ANY loud noise. And if we touch his tail or anywhere near his rear side (even accidentally) he would bite his tail. We felt sorry for him. Obviously he wasn't loved and I don't even wanna think about what happened to him before. But we believed that "love" would change him eventually and it really did change him.
Couple years after, he started to be more friendly and became more approachable. He would even come close to people and ask us to pat him ( by scratching and giving us a meaningful look!). He also started to recognize who the FAMILY is, so he wouldn't bark if a family member(even the relatives visited) but jumps around and greets the family. "Love," "home," and "family" could easily be taken for granted, but whenever we see our Nine, we get reminded of how powerful those are.
Even our baby is getting old and he started to like furry and warm things (He didn't like anything near him before like I mentioned before.). Since Maryland is getting colder, I've got him a new cushiony and fluffy bed just for him.
As soon as I got it out, he got himself comfortable without ANY hesitation. Guess he knew it was for him. I guess dogs get wiser with age too.
Dog's Bed on eBay