Meet Happi

Heading into the Christmas week, we emailed the coordinator at the animal shelter offering to take another dog before Christmas. We were given the choice of two dogs. One was another pit bull who would have been a lot of fun. The other was described as a new dog who was very shy and having a difficult time at the shelter. We took the second dog, Happi.

Happi was fearful from the moment we met him. It took three of us to get him in the car. He didn’t fight us; he was just resistant. Once home, he began circling the kitchen table endlessly. We never thought he’d stop. He was overly alert and spooked easily. By Christmas Eve, the pace of circling had slowed. He began to lie down behind my wife‘s chair during meals. He also started to make brief excursions into the living room.

By Christmas, the circling was almost gone. Happi began to lie down on the living room floor and play with toys. Unfortunately, he remains hyper vigilant and startles easily. We hope with time he learns to trust us as well as others. Meanwhile, it’s made for an unforgettable Christmas.

23 thoughts on “Meet Happi

  1. picpholio

    I hope Happi will feel more comfortable soon. Just take care for the fireworks on New Year…
    I wish you good luck with Happi and hope he has found a real home now.

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  2. photobyjohnbo

    So many people get dogs and then mistreat them. I have a couple of friends who take on those animals who were mistreated by previous owners. Sad that people have to reprogram these poor animals.
    Hopefully, Happi won’t take long to get to learn that there are people in the world who will love and care for him. Someday he may bring joy to the hearts of a forever family.

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  3. niasunset

    welcome Lovely Happi, welcome! Your new humans/family are great and so nice, I am sure you will be so happy with them. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you ALL, this is the most beautiful time for all of us. Thank you, Love, nia

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