Wild Thing

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Little Baldwin was one of four feral pups literally raised in the wild, the son of a Golden Mom and Black Lab Dad. Somehow, his Dad – broken jaw and all – got them to a firehouse for rescue. Little by little they learned the ways of loved dogs.

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One by one, they were adopted; little Baldwin – the mightiest of them all – was last to be picked. Suddenly alone, he was not quite so brave anymore.

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“The king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.”

He attended a couple of puppy classes, but at the end of each, he went back to his yard as the others went home. He was still a rescue dog.

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“There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen.”

That place is called ‘home.’ One day, these very nice people took a look at him and said “you’re the one we’ve been waiting for.”

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“And the walls became the world all around.”

Just a few weeks later, Baldwin – now Duke – is not looking from the outside in – he is officially enrolled in puppy training with his best buds Oreo and Sage. Each lesson begins with a little wild time to get the energy out.

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“And now…let the wild rumpus start!”

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“And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.”

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“But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go- We’ll eat you up- we love you so!” ~ Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

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Inside all of us is… hope.

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Inside all of us is… fear.

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Inside all of us is… adventure.

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Inside all of us is a wild thing.

27 comments

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    I love happy endings that have so much love in between…
    Y’all are such special people…. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing Baldwin…Now Dukes story…The photos were so cool!
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

  2. Sue

    Wonderful wild rumpus pictures! So happy to hear that Baldwin/Duke eventually found himself on the inside looking out.

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