Naga's Story

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  1. Simmonsfunnyfrm

    Simmonsfunnyfrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a branch off of my original thread, "New puppy needs training asap *Updates and training tips for your puppies!* in the Predators and Pests category. I figured it would fit best here. This thread is about a very special puppy that came to my family in August, 2012. I feel compelled to write about her because of her quirks, and the fact that she has made an impact on my life that I never thought a dog would make, being a cat person, and having been one all my life. These are Naga's stories, and our stories about the journey we are taking together. Naga's saga, if you will [​IMG] Please enjoy, and feel free to share stories about your special furry family members as well.


    August 17th was an exciting day on the Funny Farm. It was the farmer's birthday! The farmer's wife had spent all day preparing a special dinner and an entertaining evening for him once he got off work. She had just gotten home with the groceries and was scurrying past the wooded area alongside the carport, making her way to her front door when she heard a rustle.
    "Probably the neighbors's bantams", she thought. They were cute as could be so she walked a bit closer to the bushes to see what she could see. It was not a flock of bantams.
    A small, skinny puppy fell out of a bush in front of her. This is no fancy narrative. This little puppy tumbled out of the bush as if she had tripped over her big paws trying to come out. The farmer's wife stared in amazement, wondering what to do next. The answer to her quandary came as soon as the roughed up pup looked up at her with a teary eye. One of the eyes was half blue, on the bottom half, making her look like she was constantly crying. Well, that was the end of it. Though the farmer's wife didn't particularly care for dogs, there was nothing for it. She scooped the puppy up in her arms and took her in the house for a bath and a bit of scrambled egg.
    The bond was formed instantly. What a strange feeling! This had only happened with cats before. What was with this puppy? She did wonderful during the bath, seemed to enjoy it even. Surely she did, because the fleas were abandoning ship and she received what was perhaps her first ever scratch behind the ears. The puppy didn't act afraid as if she had been abused, but she had definitely been ignored all her life. In fact, the farmer's wife later found out that an uncaring but unknown person had intentionally dumped her down their road like trash.
    Luckily, the farmer's wife had some dog equipment left over from their first dog, who had passed away about a year before. She kept the puppy entertained with old toys while she finished preparing for the farmer's birthday dinner, all the while wondering how on earth she was going to explain this puppy to him, as she had already come to the decision that the puppy had to stay.
    The farmer came home shortly after dinner was done. It was dark in the bedroom when he went in to find his comfy shoes, but not so dark that he couldn't see the silhouette of the old dog crate on the floor.
    "Sugar....what's the dog crate doing out?" He asked.
    The farmer's wife had not quite had time to prepare a convincing speech.
    "Well...There was an accident...." She said.
    "What kind of accident?"
    The farmer's wife was about to just come out and say it, but that was when the puppy squealed a little.
    "Umm....Happy birthday?" the farmer's wife laughed, a little nervously.
    The farmer let out a huge sigh, and turned the light on to have a look. There she was, in all her scrawny pitifulness, and she caught his gaze with her teary eye. To this day, the farmer's wife thinks there is something extra special about that cracked glass eye that has a powerful captivating quality, because what came out of the farmer's mouth next was a surprise!
    "Alright, we can keep her."
    And that is how the sad little forgotten puppy who never had a friend before found a home, by falling out of a bush.

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    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
  2. Simmonsfunnyfrm

    Simmonsfunnyfrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The once-forgotten puppy grew quickly in all directions and in all the wrong proportions! She had huge feet, short legs, a long body with a barrel chest, and a smallish head with droopy ears. her skin was twice as big as what would have sufficed. When she stood up, all the wrinkles gathered at her shoulders and when she sat down she acquired a case of 'wrinkly butt'. But she was loved. It pained the farmer and his wife, but they decided they needed to at least try to find her people. After all, she looked like a working type dog and even though she was not in perfect condition, they didn't want to be accused of stealing her. So, a little saddened, the farmer's wife put the pup on a leash and visited all the neighbors, asking if the pup was theirs.
    To her relief, no one claimed her. Although she did speak to one neighbor who told her to wait while he asked another person in the house if the puppy belonged to them. After 15 minutes of waiting nobody came back out and the farmer's wife took that as a rude way to say "No." The good neighbors told her that they had seen an unknown man dump unwanted dogs out here before. They suspected this pup was just another casualty. The farmer's wife looked at the goofy puppy. As awkward-looking as she was, she was smart and sweet, and was already obeying basic commands after only a few days of being with her now official new people. How someone could throw out such a good little girl like trash was beyond her, and with that thought they returned home.
    Now for a momentous event! This puppy needed a name! The farmer and his wife thought long and hard, searching for a special name. They looked at her ridiculous proportions and started comparing her with other animals. The one that stuck was polar bear. She was mostly honey colored with only a few white patches on her head and chest, but she was obviously going to get big one day. The front half was stocky and muscular, the back much more dog-like. She was very loving, but also lumbering, like she had no clue how big she was. This was a polar bear dog. They only knew of one other polar bear dog, Naga, off their favorite anime series called Avatar. In the series, the dog really is half polar bear, and is an animal that hails from the water tribe people. The color of their culture is often blue. The farmer's wife looked into the polar bear puppy's broken glass eye. That was a water tribe eye! No doubt about it. This little girl was Naga. And so it came to be.

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  3. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love her eyes! She's beautiful!
     

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