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Zoey and her Squeeky’s

DSC_4740We all have a favourite sound. It could be the sound of rain on a tin roof, the sound of birds singing outside your window or even the sounds of a happy bark just as you get home from a busy day at work. To me the best sound in the whole wide world is the sound that my favourite toy makes when I bite down on it. My name is Zoey. I am a bright and young German Shepherd Dog. I used to have a bad habit of carrying rocks around in my mouth all day, every day. That soon changed when on the lovely morning of Christmas my caregiver gave me the best gift any dog could ask for. It was a one eared bunny toy that sang the prettiest little song when I dug my teeth into it. I ran around with that shouting bunny the whole day, and the day after that and the day after that. What a glorious squeaking sound it made!

Unfortunately the horrible day arrived where my beloved one eared bunny toy lost its voice. I was so upset that I ripped it to shreds trying to find the cause of its silence. I guess I underestimated the power of my pearly whites, we shepherds have quite amazing teeth to give us the most beautiful of smiles. Ever since the passing of my bunny toy I’ve been quite a sad dog. My caregiver tried replacing it with squeaky sticks and squeaky balls, and don’t get me wrong I loved them all to bits! But they just go quiet after a day or two. The silence really gets me down.

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You see the noise I get to make with these toys can be heard all the way down by the Dogtown office. All kinds of people popping in for a visit can hear me. What if my forever family comes along and they don’t know I’m here because they can’t hear me? What if they don’t come to see me because I cannot make a noise? So I now find myself in the situation where I desperately need your help. Please please please find me a toy that will not leave me in silence, please find me a toy that shouts so loud that my forever family will hear me from miles away and come running to get me, a toy that makes my favourite sound in the whole wide world. All I want is to be heard.

By Danel, Caregiver