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Every few years Hollywood comes out with a movie where by some plot device, a kid ends up occupying the body of an adult. There was "Big", "Freaky Friday", "17 Again" and a bunch of others.

Gomez reminds me of one of those characters. He looks like an adult but he's still got the somewhat schizo personality of a kid. One moment he's like this:

The next moment he's like this:

Gomez is not quite a year old yet and you can tell he's at that awkward stage with two feet at the kid's table and two feet at the grown up's table. He's got a good heart, this one, so I think he'll turn out well. And judging from the couple who have been in to see him a few times already, he'll have a good family to guide him along his way.

Gomez may have been adopted already. If his profile has been taken off the TAS adoption website, it means he's probably home.

5 Comments to “Gomez - Husky mix”

  1. I hope they keep the name: he really looks like Raul Julia in the role!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great minds think alike, Tigerspirit, I kept looking for Morticia! *L*

  3. Darrel says:

    We've adopted him! We changed the name only slightly... he's "Gomer" now because he really is a goof! We're very happy to have him home!

  4. Fred says:

    Congrats Darrel! You guys were doing a really great job with him at the shelter.

  5. Bri-Bri says:

    Gomer is a good name, but you can't disconnect him from his Latino roots. Make sure to make his home a multicultural one, with tacos, burritos, six-shooters, salsa music and Selina music.

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A request

The reason for this blog is to help get specific dogs adopted from TAS but equally important is to try to normalize the idea of shelter dogs being just as good and just as desirable as any other dogs including those which are regularly merchandised by backyard breeders, puppy millers and those few remaining pet store owners who still feel a need to sell live animals. The single greatest stigma shelter animals still face is the belief that shelter animals are substandard animals. Anyone who has had enough experience with shelter animals knows this is untrue but the general public hasn't had the same experiences you've had. They see a nice dog photo in a glossy magazine and too many of them would never think of associating that dog with a dog from a shelter. After all, no one abandons perfectly good dogs, right? Unfortunately, as we all know, perfectly good dogs are abandoned all the time.

The public still too often associates shelter dogs with images of beat up, sick, dirty, severely traumatized animals and while we definitely sometimes see victims such as these, they are certainly not the majority and, regardless, even the most abused animals can very often be saved and made whole again.

Pound Dogs sometimes discusses the sad histories some of the dogs have suffered. For the most part, though, it tries to present the dogs not as victims but as great potential family members. The goal is to raise the profiles of animals in adoption centers so that a potential pet owner sees them as the best choice, not just as the charity choice.

So, here's the favour I'm asking. Whenever you see a dog picture on these pages you think is decent enough, I'd like you to consider sharing it on Facebook or any other social media sites you're using (I know many of you do this already and thank you for that). And when you share it, please mention that the dog in the photo is a shelter dog like so many other shelter dogs waiting for a home. If we can get even five percent of the pet buying public to see shelter dogs differently, to see how beautiful they are and how wonderful they are, and to consider shelter dogs as their first choice for a new family member, we can end the suffering of homeless pets in this country.