Ziggy spent his first year of his life chained to a car in a junk yard. He was used as bait for other dogs that where being trained to fight. The neighbors would hear him cry everyday from pain and loneliness. The cruel dog fighters decided he wasn't needed anymore so they just left him tied up to the car to die. When he was found after days of no water or food and not enough slack on his chain to even lie down comfortably he was close to death's door. But his Guardian angel, Emelinda, came to his rescue him just in the nick of time. He was in the vet for over a month recovery and was so happy to be warm and safe that his tail got raw from his nonstop wagging of joy. When he showed up at his new home he still very skinny but he was so happy and is it was instant love all around.
Over the year Ziggy got nice and plump and his adopted parents realized it was time to get him some more exercise. Ziggy's favorite sport was snuggling up and taking a nice power nap. So they took him on daily walks in Central Park but Ziggy was only friendly to his roommate, Doc, and his adopted sister Honeycomb. So he didn't get a chance to get a good run in. So they got a weekend place in Upstate NY with a state park down the road and the Delaware River right in the backyard
It was doggie heaven for sure. Ziggy worked out daily chasing balls and doing laps in the river and was looking more and more buff.
He even took up life saving to help out if any animals were found drowning in the river.
And of course there was time for just
lounging around with his buddy Doc and admiring the sunsets.
He would think about his Guardian angel that rescued him from the junk yard and his adopted parents that didn't give up on him even though he was a special dog that needed extra love and attention.