Today marks the two-year anniversary with our little Biscuit! The time has really flown by! Doug and I cannot imagine our lives without Biscuit. Biscuit has really helped us in so many ways. Our lives have been enriched ten-fold!
Biscuit came to us after being found on the streets of North Carolina malnourished, covered in urine, with a non-existent fur coat, and a ruptured ear drum. Soon after being found on the street, Biscuit was taken to a sheltie rescue, Sheltie Haven Sheltie Rescue, Inc., located in Frederick County, Maryland. We first met Biscuit on December 24, 2010, and decided to adopt him on the spot. However, because Doug and I had a trip planned over the Holiday, we could not pick Biscuit up and take him home until January 7, 2011.
When we first brought Biscuit to our house, he was very scared, and he would not leave his bed. Biscuit did not know the term, “potty,” but he quickly learned. (Biscuit still does not know his name, as it was given to him at the sheltie rescue, but he does fortunately know, “potty!”)
Doug and I had never had a dog before, so we decided to do dog training for several months with Holly Wallace, Your Spot Dog Training. This helped us get acclimated to having a new dog and Biscuit loved getting dog treats as a reward for his efforts! Biscuit now gives us the paw all the time indicating that he wants more kibble!
With time, Biscuit began to trust us, and he really liked (and still likes) his routine and predictable schedule. He never misses a beat — he knows when it is dinner time! We think that he has a little alarm go off in the early evening for dinner!
Biscuit has made more trips to Dr. Calvert, our vet, than we would like. We have to monitor his kidneys via blood work and urinalysis; and about every quarter, Biscuit has an ear infection — fortunately, the medicine clears up his ear infections. Due to Biscuit’s ruptured ear drum in his left ear, he is prone to ear infections. Luckily, Biscuit seems to be in really good spirits these days and his health is not worsening. Biscuit is actually running outside on his walks these days and we found out that Biscuit loves the snow! Perhaps his joint supplements for his arthritis in his legs are working!
Biscuit has been able to travel everywhere with us. He has been to Nova Scotia two times already! Fortunately, Biscuit travels well in the car. All of our trips are planned around little Biscuit. Doug spends a lot of time researching accommodations to ensure that Biscuit has a fun and safe trip! Our trips are always better with Biscuit!
We are proud of Biscuit. He has really come so far in a short period of time. He has gone from a “street dog” to becoming an ambassador for Orvis representing the Petfinder Commitment; he is an Orvis Cover Dog and centerfold; and he is on the Green Apple Jones Soda Co. bottle!
Biscuit has been an inspiration to me to start photographing again. He is my muse; and sometimes I really think he knows what a camera is! We are so blessed to have Biscuit! Please consider rescuing and adopting an animal today!
Below is a video commemorating Biscuit’s two-year anniversary with us! We hope for many more wonderful years with Biscuit!