Some pet owners have fun dressing their mild-tempered puppies in the ‘Chuckie’ outfit for Halloween, but in everyday life, when dogs are not treated with care and properly socialized, the behavior that follows can be, say, a little cranky, no disguise required.
And that was exactly the case with Prancer, whose cheerful name concealed a four-legged “demon” dog that his exhausted foster mother feared would never find her furever at home.
“Ok, I have tried. For the past few months I’ve been trying to put this dog up for adoption and make it sound … nice. The problem is that it is not ”, the now viral Tyfanee Fortuna. Facebook post started.
In addition to her belief that instead of a dog, Prancer was “a vessel for a traumatized Victorian boy who now haunts our home,” Fortuna admitted ruefully, “there is not a very large market for neurotics, who hate men. , to animals, children-hating dogs that look like gremlins.
“But I have to believe that there is someone out there for Prancer, because I am tired and so is my family. Every day we live in the clutches of the demonic Chihuahua hell that he has created. “
Placing the short-tempered puppy was starting to seem like a near impossible task, but love and social media work in mysterious ways. When Ariel Davis read the hilariously forceful profile description Fortuna had posted for the diminutive Beelzepup, it seemed as if her life had come full circle.
Several years earlier, Davis had been forced by circumstance to hand over Doodle, a chi / jack russel terrier mix that she had raised from a puppy that was eerily similar in personality to Prancer.
“He had many of the same qualities as Prancer,” he said. TODAY. “He was a bit neurotic and barked a lot and didn’t work well with other people and other animals. I spent a lot of time working with him and understanding his personality and learning about myself through him. “
With her life back on track after rehab, Davis felt she was ready to make the commitment to being a dog owner again, and she was pretty sure that Prancer was her doggy soul mate.
“Reading about Prancer brought back intense memories of the dog that I still love so much,” Davis wrote in his email request to the Prancer sponsor, The League of Second Chance Adoptions. “They were very similar in behavior … I’m not looking to replace Doodle, but I’m looking for a partner that I can care for and provide a loving home.”
Davis, who is single, has a housemate, works at a women’s rehab center and has no other pets, seemed like the perfect Prancer match. Their first meeting confirmed it.
“I got there and we connected,” Davis told TODAY. “Prancer took me pretty well. Finally, I took [him] for a walk and he didn’t bite or chew on my heels. We just get along. With my story and the fact that I didn’t come off as unbelievably crazy, just a little tangled up and everything seemed to be going well. He went home with me that day. He was a perfect gentleman in the car. “
The perfect knight or demon may be in the eye of the beholder, but one thing is for sure: Prancer is one lucky dog who will be loved for the rest of his life.
And Fortuna, whose sarcastic adoption strategy won online, couldn’t be more pleased. “Time flies when you’re having fun. Time flies when the chihuahua who held your family hostage for 6 months is finally adopted. Prancer is almost a distant nightmare for me now, even though he was adopted just over a year ago. one week. Her adoption day was one of the best days of my life. ” She published.
“On the other hand, I couldn’t help but feel a bit bad… it was like casting myself out of a demon and passing it on to someone else. I justify it knowing that it was a consensual exchange, and I could not have made the terms and conditions clearer. It also helps that his new victim is madly in love with him (or already has Stockholm syndrome). “
PS: if you are on Instagram and you I want to follow the adventures of Prancer, you probably won’t regret it.
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