“My son and I piled into the car with our two dogs for the trip to pick up our new family member. Three hours later we saw his sweet little face, followed by one, two, three legs. Ahhhh, so THAT’s what the special love and attention part was all about!”
“This tiny little ball of pure joy was all wiggles. He came hopping over to us with a phantom left paw and my heart just melted. My son named him Buster and he got the middle name Boom because my husband — who was sweet and supportive of my decision — is a boom operator with the United States Air Force.”
“Buster’s original “owners” were running some breeding business with English Spaniels and apparently took a go at Corgis. When they couldn’t sell Buster due to his deformity, they just allowed him to live unchecked under their porch. By the time we got to him he was about 15 weeks old, no vaccinations, had fleas and a few ticks and was really kind of feral. He didn’t come to people willingly and exhibited some fearful aggression towards other dogs and strange people. It was as though he felt being slightly different put him at a disadvantage and he lashed out because of it. Bless my sweet soul dog Cooper (a Daily Corgi alum!) who tolerated his biting and snarling. He makes a great nanny dog. After just a few days of following Cooper’s example, Buster was a happier, less anxious dog.”
“Its been five months now since we made the decision to expand our happy home, and I’m so glad we did. Long walks are not Buster’s specialty and he doesn’t always make it to (or through!) the potty door in time, but the love he’s shown us is without measure. Our Buster Wigglebutts (aka Boom Diggity, Boom ba Boom, Boomtastic) deserves so much in life for teaching us so much about patience and teaching my son empathy (a HUGE life long lesson!). All Corgis are special in their own way, but we’d take ten more of both Cooper and Buster if we could! They’re our kind of special.”
Buster’s story doesn’t end here. He seems like the luckiest guy in the world, despite his disability, with his loving new forever home: a soldier Dad he can be REALLY proud of, a Mom who saw past his disability and rocky past to the beautiful soul underneath, a totally kick butt older doggy brother, AND a human brother who loves him more than anything. What else could Buster possibly need, right?
Well, actually, there is one thing. Buster’s disability makes it difficult for him to get around in his home state of Colorado when the weather is icky. Snow, ice, rain … anything that makes it slippery can cause Buster to faceplant, since he doesn’t have dual support in the front to break the fall. Paige Davis over at CorgiPals (who has a big ol’ crush on him) has just begun a Helping Paws Campaign to help raise the money for a custom front cart for Buster.
Zip on over to CorgiPals to get the full scoop and help this little charmer out!
UPDATE: Buster’s Helping Paws Fund has met — and exceeded — goal! He’ll get his new cart for Christmas!
I wonder what would happen if some people were left under a porch for 15 weeks…
On a nicer note, I hope Buster gets his front cart for Christmas
Chris Beam says
Once again the tears are rolling….just want this little man to get his car.
oh my gosh!! He is SO sweet!! His coloring is just like my Rosie & she goes after wriggling fingers too!!
Cannot BELIEVE they left him to live on his own! God bless these people for taking him in. What a precious, sweet dog.
awesome! Buster gets his cart!!
It will be a very Merry Christmas for Buster. He gets his wheels! What a wonderful story and thank you to his family for having a great big heart.
amazing story~He is a gem of a Pem!
Wow!!! Been busy for 2 days and checked in to donate to Buster's cart fund only to find it's been DONE! Great! I will participate in the next one. Merry Christmas little Buster!
Erin Otters says
What an incredible story. Thank you for sharing it, and thank you for being so generous . What a lucky dog and what a lucky family. Merry Christmas to you and your family.