Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Adoption Story & Pressies for my Peeps

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Thursday, November 25,2010
Our Thankful we were Adopted Stories

My Adoption Story
Frankie Furter Price
I am Adopted and very much happy about that. I was born to parents who were Show Dogs. They have many many trophies and awards for how perfect they are. Every litter of puppies has one that is called the RUNT. That was Not me. However, for some reason, I just did not grow long enought or tall enough to meet breed standards for showing. My brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles and all my cousins made fun of me. They actually named me TINY TIMMY. I felt terrible about that.
Every time I was called by name I was reminded that I was not a perfect DACHSHUND. I began to withdraw into a deep shell. I quit trying to be like everyone else. I just wanted to be left alone. I didn't feel that I was cute or smart or even worth living. I started being afraid of things and I never did learn to love and trust people. I didn't measure up. I was a misfit among all that perfection. I never thought things would change. No one would ever want me.
While all of that was going on, my adoptive parents were going through a really rough time. They had lost one short haired dacshund named Duchess Lisel Von Schnitzel when she was 13 years old. That left a hole in their hearts, even though they still had the twin boys, Sarek and Baron VonSchnitzel who were then 13. Next they lost Sarek when he was 14 1/2. The hole in their hearts got bigger. And when Baron crossed the Rainbow Bridge at almost 16 years old, they thought they could never stand to go through that pain ever again. They said that they were just TOO OLD TO FACE THE HEARTACHE AGAIN. They were almost ready to retire. They wanted no more "tie downs" of any sort. They agreed... to live the rest of their lives dachshundless.
These people loved their dachshunds sooooo much that within two days of Baron's passing they knew they could not face another morning without hearing the click click of toenails when they woke in the morning. They could not sit in their 'cliner chairs because they were too empty. Their lives were not the same without a dachshund. They had not been without one or two or three at a time for over 30 years.
So they started the search. Every conversation resulted in tears of grief over the loss of the "last one of our little dachshund fleet". Sometimes they would have to tell the person... "Oh, God. I can't talk about this right now. I'll call you back in a little while." Then my soon to be mom would just sob and sob. She missed the three who were gone. She was miserable. She needed another dachshund to fill her life. So did my future dad. Sooo, she would dial the number again... and try to tell the story and ask if they had any dachshund that needed a home. Call after call went like that. Crying begging hanging up, then trying that number again. She must have called fifteen different sources. Finally she got through to the home were I was living. She was told that they had one dog that wasn't up to standards. IT... was eleven months old and no one really wanted it because it was just too little. What a stroke of good fortune that was for all three of us.

Mom had to hang up three times before she was able to make arrangements to come and meet me. I was the ONLY one they looked at. My new dad grabbed me and went right back to Jennifer Jeep, calling over his shoulder,"Pay the lady." to my new mom.

I don't know why they decided to take me. They had never had a Long Haired Dachshund. I was dirty and stinky. I tried to hide from them, but one puppy kept grabbing my tail and pulling me out into the room. I was scared and shivering. I had never had a collar on. I had never been "potty trained". I was not abused, but I certainly was not "AT HOME".

My new mom and dad threw out that AWFUL name right away. No more Tiny Timmy. Frankie Furter became my name. But I did still have some terrible hurdles to overcome. I needed to learn a million new things. I needed to have that "certain type" surgery. Basically I needed to be RE-BORN. I became my mom and dad's CHANGE OF LIFE PUPPY.

They feel so very lucky to have me. I fit their lifestyle to perfection. Can you believe that. A dog that didn't "MEET BREED STANDARDS" suddenly became PERFECT. So I guess you could say that, on this hill, there are THREE VERY HAPPY CREATURES. I am LOVED and I LOVE them back. We are all three THANKFUL to be together.

and WHY...
I want to get my MOM a Slanket thingy. Beclaws she needs to be nice and warm when she sits in MY 'cliner chair with ME.

I want to get my DAD a new Snow Shovel. Beclaws he LOVES to shovel Tootsie Roll Trails fur ME.

I want to get my DAD a new Wheelbarrow, since he can use it to bring Wood into the house. He can put the wood in the WoodBurner and keep ME nice and warm. He LOVES that.

I want to get my MOM some Toilet Paper, beclaws she always needs that stuff since she drinks toooooo much coffee every day.

I want to get my DAD a new John the Deers Green Papers holder thingy, beclaws he Loves John the Deers stuffs that look like the thingy he mows my grass with, so that I can run fast and make zoomies. And my dad likes to use his green papers fur stuff like Milkbones and stuffies and all like that.

I want to get my MOM new needles and threads, beclaws she just LOVES to sew stuffie holes. I will be SURE that I have plenty of those READY fur her on Christmas Morning.

I want to get my DAD some nice thick soft flannel sheets, beclaws they are soooo comfy and will keep him warm in the places I can't reach all at one time.

I want to get my MOM a new book so that she will have something to do when I (Frankie Furter) am busy doing MY impawtant works outside.

I want to get my DAD some new gloves to keep his hands warm hen he wants to go outside this winter and play with ME (Frankie Furter).
I want to get my mom some new Treat jars with Easy Open Lids to save wear and tear on her old stiff joints and stuff.
Whew... I better look fur some gooooooood sales... so that I have green papers left to buy my BrideS and my Mom J. some nice thingys. I'm NOT tellin you what I want to buy fur them though beclaws... they might PEEK at the List. I'm just sayin.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great post, Frankie. We loved hearing your adoption story, and you have a very impressive list of ideas for your pressies for Mom and Dad. We think they are very happy to have such a thoughtful boy like you.

We are sorry to tell you that blogger ate our post. It was supposed to post at midnight last night, and when we got up, it wasn't there. It isn't anywhere. We don't have time to redo it now, but we will enjoy reading all the others that so many wonderful furiends have done. Thank you and Minna K for this wonderful idea.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

3 doxies said...

Oh gosh, I can't believe dat I is gonna say dis but here goes...Frankie, you is perfect in our book! And you has personality to boot. Them peoples sure did miss out on alot with lettin' you go but I is so glad they did. You has a wonderful family dat loves you and ya'll is so lucky and fortunate to haves each other. And thank you fur bringin' da joy back to your mom and dad.
Nows, bout dis list...bwhahahahaha...toilet paper...hehehehe...oh me, I's trying to catch my breaf on dat one. Oh dis is some good stuffs.
I knows your dad will be super excited to gets a new shovel.
You betters be checkin' da papers fur some coupons.


AFSS said...

Great post Frankie, ours is up and we will try to visit everyone tomorrow. The Mom is fixing to dessert us. ~Fenris

Mango said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I think if you got mom any one of those gifts she would be very happy.

Oh yeah, and thanks for the BB auction link. I posted it immediately.


Ruby and Penny said...

Happy Thanksgiving Frankie
We love reading your adoption Story. The best part is when your dad scoops you up & takes you off to a wonderful life.
Your mom & dad are going to be so happy on Xmas morn. That is a great list.
Love ya
Ruby & Penny

Hoke said...

You have a nice list for your peeps!!! My peeps aren't getting nuttin from me cause they make me wear silly clothes and this is my way of getting back at em!! Happy thanksgiving!!! My story is up too...come check it out.

Mr. Pip said...

Tiny Tim!!!! That makes me MAD!!!! Please refer to #4 of my life lessons from yesterday's post. Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. It's not how you look, it's how you feel. You are all SUPERHERO, buddy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Your pal, Pip

P.S.: My mom drinks too much coffee, too!

Zona said...

Frankie this is a most wonderful post. I cannot BELIEVE anyone would think you were less than perfect. That is just crazy talk! I'm so glad the timing was right and you found the most wonderful family!! And I just know they'll love your gifts! Even the toilet paper... BOL


Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Frankie~
Tanks for sharing yous story and pressies~

You have a Happy Tanksgivings!!
IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

Amber DaWeenie said...

Fwankie(Furter) you has a wonderful furever home and a wonderful Mom and Dad who loves you's wit all dere harts. Happy Thanksgiving from da Amber and da brudder, Max (DaOdderWeenie) and from R Mom too.

Team Beaglebratz said...

Hi there Mr. Frankie - thoze FORMER peepz who sed u wuz not pawfect - they wuz just sooooo wrong. BUTT Shasta kind no'z all'bout that cuz mom tried her in a couple showz - their (the show peepz) loss iz our gain.

'Bout that list - our mom don't shuvel much of that white stuff (oh we du git it) butt our hoo-min cuzin uzually duz it. Our mom du drink tu much of that pop stuff so may-b we shood git her sum t.p. tu.
Shiloh'n Shasta

Stella said...

Oh, Frankie! What a terrific story. You weren't tall enough or long enough. Its like me in the slammer all those months because I was the wrong color (black)

When will more peeps start thinking like your pawrents and mine do. That the only thing that matters is that they love us and we love them back!


rottrover said...

Oh Frankie Furter! Your story made me cry. You all have a lot to be thankful for - each other!! Have a happy day!!

Mollys Momma said...

Ohh Frankie I have always thought you were perfect obviously those who had you first had no idea what perfection looks like. I got quite choked reading how sad you used to be and I am so glad your Mom n Dad came and got you, they obviously know a very good, perfect young man when they see one. Thank You for sharing your story with us all.
Great pressies ideas as well you are a most perfect and thoughtful boy

Momma Tea
xx xx xx

Anonymous said...

Frankie Yu be da most perfect zample ov manly doxie-ness evver !
Awesome pressie ideeas too my most purfect furiend
xx xx

Anonymous said...

Fwankie the furst time mee saw a photy ovs yoo, yor most perfekness-niss left mee speechiless. Mee woz bowled ovver by yor shinin locks an yor gawjuss chocolate brown eyes.
Dems peeps dat had yoo b4 yor Moms n Poppi woz deffo not da brightest bulbs in da box in fakt mee finks dey woz a hamper short ovs a picnic !
Sooper de dopper pressie finkin mee must say

x x x x

Anonymous said...

Mee cantz get da link to Blueberry auction to work rite, every times me gets dere da screen freezes ups

x x x x

Anonymous said...

Oh, those are very much great pressies you want to gets your mom and dad, Frankie. Specially the toilet paper. Most Thoughtful!

And I just luved reading your adoption story. I kinda knew some of it but I didn't know all of it. And I can SO relate to so much of your story. You and me sure found the pawfectest family at the pawfectest time, didn't we? You're an inspiration with how much you've accomplished and overcome, Frankie. I just luvs you and your pawrents! You're all pawfect in my eyes!

Wiggles & Wags,

Benny and Lily said...

Frankie you are the doxie of perfection in our book!! Thank you for sharing the intimate details
Happee Thanksgiving
Benny & Lily

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo are home NOW!

PeeEssWoo: Great story - great pressie ideas - great day fur all!

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Hi Frankie, Happy Thanksgiving! I think you is very handsome! I never even noticed your tail and body not being long enough.


♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Happy Thanksgiving Frankie!!

Mommy cired when she read your adoption story. When Mommy fecided to adopt a dog aftr Samantha died, she didn't want another red smooth hair because it would be too much like Samantha. I'm so glad she choose me. She had never even seen a wire hait before.


detroit dog said...

Wonderful post, Frankie (Quasar & Star writing here; "Mom" doesn't know that we can use her laptop!).

You have inspired us to write a post about our adoption, too, for this weekend.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving in the meantime. We got pumpkin and yogurt with our dinner tonight!

Wyatt said...


I bet that first home, didn't know what a great gardener and watch dog you were to become.(and international superstar) If they could see you now!!
You have a lot of shopping to do. You better get an early start!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Kari in WeHo said...

it sounds to me like your new home was so much better!


sprinkles said...

What a sweet story! The beginning was so sad but the end was wonderfully happy.

That's a pretty great list of things you'd buy your pawrents if you could. Especially the John the Deers Green Papers holder thingie. If you got him that, I just bet he'd use some of them green papers to buy you (Frankie Furter) 87 different kinds of toys and treats.

Sarge said...

Hey Frankie!
Thanks for letting me hog up your puter while I'm here! Love your are definitely in the right place now. Those other peeps would never have appreciated you like we all do. Your list of presents is perfect. BTW: We brought toilet paper for Mamaw, 'cause we know how that is for her! BOL
Grr and Woof,

Sagira said...

Great adoption story. :)

You have the best home and are such a lucky pup :)