RESCUE Mission

Meet Hemingway.

Like Ernest Hemingway, who was struck by a mortar shell during WWI, Hemingway the Pit Bull was wounded when the home he shares with his dog dad, who is a police officer, was burglarized. I fetched a few facts about this dog who almost dodged a bullet:

Hemingway, how does it feel to be named after a famous writer?
It feels mighty fine. Hemingway was all man, and just like him, I’m all Pit Bull. Plus, I hear he was smooth with the ladies, so there’s that.

Do you have a favorite toy?
I don’t really have a favorite toy, but I do love grabbing toys from my pal Lucky and running with them. He runs after me, trying to get it back, but I run faster – it’s silly fun and drives him crazy! But yea, I shred my toys pretty quickly, so playing with friends is better.

Cats – friend or foe?
Cats don’t want to play with me. Whenever I approach one, it hisses and swipes with its claws.

What about treats – bacon or peanut butter?
I prefer bacon treats, but wouldn’t turn away peanut butter treats. Only a fool would turn down a treat.

Do you have a hidden talent?
If I told you my hidden talent it wouldn’t be hidden anymore. Next question?

What THREE words would best describe you?
Well, if this was a doggie dating app, I’d say handsome and lovable, for sure – but leave out stubborn. 

What do you like to do for fun?
I love to play tug-of-war with my dog dad. He’s pretty strong, but I’ve won a few times.

Do you have a best friend?
Yup. His name is Lucky and he’s a Bichon – one of those frou frou dogs. He’s my DBF.

If you could make one rule that every dog at the park had to follow, what rule would you make?
No fighting. We might be different colors and come from different homes, but we are all here to play. We should just accept one another and have fun together.

How did you find your way home?
After getting shot, I panicked, ran out of the house, and got lost. I tried to find my way home, but it was dark and I didn’t know my way around. I searched for three days, but no luck.  I’m an indoor dog, so the great outdoors is unfamiliar territory. The community formed a search team and walked the streets looking for me. Two nice ladies saw me wandering and brought me home. I had no idea everyone was sniffing around for me. 

Are you receiving medical care?
The staff at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists has been taking good care of me. Dr. Benjamino and Dr. Aragon performed my operation and treated my gunshot wound.  They say I’ll have a scar, but chicks dig scars, so I’m cool with that. My dad is donating the reward money to AVS because they saved my life. 

Hemingway the Pit Bull is home safe with his dad, Paul Shaw – and eating ice cream.

Davi the dachshund has never been wounded in battle – but he would fight tooth and claw to protect his mom!