Dogs have always been the favorite choice for pet owners. A young family adopted a dog as a companion for their son. Bobby is a juvenile cockatoo canine. Cockapoos are known for being sweet and good-tempered which made Bobby the best candidate for the family.
George and Kyla, a young couple from Sydney, Australia, sought for a puppy to grow up with their young son Peter. Almost of the same generation as Peter, Bobby was the best choice until he gave them a big scare one night.
Bobby’s rough history
George and Kyla wanted Peter to have a playmate during his growth, and what could beat a lovely dutiful dog? The family was very glad to welcome Bobby into their household, and this joy was surely mutual between both parties. Truthfully, Bobby’s chances of gaining a suitable family were slim. The owner of Bobby’s mother was a cruel breeder who coarsed dogs to breed to make illicit gains by selling the puppies.
The breeder didn’t care at all about the health of the dogs. To him, each puppy is a source of financial gain and the puppies were usually sold in an auction-like setting. The unfortunate thing was that the buyers didn’t often provide suitable homes for the dogs. Some cubs unfit for sale were often sold to an illegal zoo. These cubs became prey to other animals in the zoo. It was a cruel fate for the puppies who could not be bought.
After birth, Bobby was treated quite badly. He was forced to live in a very small compartment and got only enough food to stay alive. His early life was quite unfortunate. Fortunately, Bobby’s tribulations only lasted a few weeks. His breeder’s illegal breeding operation was discovered by Sydney security operatives and closed. His breeder was arrested and all dogs found with the breeder were moved to a local animal pound for adoption.
Bobby finds a new home
George and Kyla met Bobby at the animal pound. Kyla birthed Peter a few weeks before. One day they read an article that stated the benefit of a child-puppy companionship. The young couple thought well of the proposition and therefore visited the dog pound to get a fitting puppy for Peter. George and Kyla had wanted to own a dog and the article was a hint for them. The timing fitted perfectly.
Love at a Glance
They loved Bobby the moment they saw him. They decided immediately that he was the pet they wish to have at home. But when they got to the adoption office, they realized that dog adoption wasn’t an easy affair. You see, animal shelters, seek the assurance that families that adopt their canines can be responsible for them. They needed to complete a lot of procedures before getting Bobby home.
A home inspection, a lot of legal documentation and attendance at a short talk about the obligations of dog owners were required. It was a compulsory procedure to ensure that all dogs get the best care after adoption. Bobby was truly an exceptional event. He was one of the dogs which made everyone affectionate with them, so many staff at the pound liked him. At first, he was an introvert. It took a while for her to get familiar with the experience of being truly cared for as he had never been treated like that before.
They Passed The Test
He soon discovered that it was a good thing and began to enjoy every moment of it. Many members of the shelter’s staff had wanted to adopt Bobby, but were unable to. When the young couple visited the shelter and expressed their wish to acquire Bobby, the staff sought to ensure that they were responsible dog owners capable of giving Bobby a great home. After a series of assessments, they confirmed the young couple to be a perfect match for him.
Adjustments had to be made
Because they were a small family, George and Kyla didn’t exactly have a big house. But since the Cockapoo is a dog of small physique, he was small enough to fit in their home space. Despite his physique, George and Kyla were surprised by Bobby’s energy. Bobby kept on scurrying all over the house stumbling upon things. He had broken two vases at home in his first week there. George and Kyla knew that this behavior needed to be stopped.
Bobby and Peter
Fortunately, George and Kyla realized that all disturbances ended quite easily as Peter’s presence was able to quieten Bobby. During Bobby’s first interaction with Peter, he didn’t understand how to deal with the strange little creature. Still, it was quite telling that the pup was very curious about Peter and seemed to know how delicate a baby is.
A Growing Vineyard
In time Bobby learned to interact with his new friend Peter. Bobby was very attached to the baby. He was always beside Peter, responding to all of his acts. George and Kyla observed that Bobby never barked nor did anything to upset Peter. Whenever the two were together, peace was restored in the house. George and Kyla were delighted with that. Bobby and Peter’s relationship grew stronger and they became inseparable.
George and Kyla took them out together. At home, Peter played with Bobby most of the time. The relationship between the duo made George and Kyla quite ecstatic. That continued until Bobby started acting strangely. A strange incident occurred when Peter and Bobby were about three years old. The couple woke up to Bobby’s barks at midnight. This was uncommon for Bobby and made the couple uncomfortable. After a while, they realized that Bobby’s barks were accompanied by faint weeping cries. It was Peter!
They were unsure whether Bobby’s barks were due to a misfortune befalling Peter. As Peter wasn’t likely to get hurt by Bobby, they concluded that things didn’t seem to bode well for Peter. They traced the sounds into the living rooms. On getting to the door, they were presented with an unexpected scene – Bobby and Peter both standing, staring at each other as if in a face-off.
His son did not pass
His parents’ arrival increased Peter’s cries. But that didn’t deter Bobby. Bobby then obstructed Peter who tried to move towards the table beside the sofa. Bobby continued to barked loudly. It seemed that Bobby didn’t want Peter getting to the table. Peter glanced dejectedly at his parents while still crying loudly.
The couple understood Peter’s desire for the table once they saw its contents. Peter’s elephant plush lay on the table. Peter loved sleeping with the plush, his favorite plaything. He couldn’t find the plush when he woke up and he came to get it. Bobby’s strange act was puzzling. George tried to move near the table, but he received the same treatment as Peter. Bobby blocked George from getting to the toy. Something was amiss.
Bobby’s behavior angered George. Bobby didn’t stand down even at George’s rebukes. George decided to lift dog whose protests amounted to nothing. He could only keep barking in George’s arms. With Bobby controlled, Kyla moved to retrieve the plush from the table. She had almost picked up the elephant plush when she screamed at the sight of something. A huge hunting spider was beneath the elephant. Although in Australia, this specie of spider wasn’t quite uncommon, this was their first experience with one so large.
The truth had come out
As Kyla took a step back while still screaming, Bobby started barking more loudly in George’s arms. Again, Peter started crying. It was chaos! Seeing the spider, George released Bobby to Kyla and rushed into the kitchen to get a frying pan. He came back and encircled the spider with the pan and lid. Though hunting spiders aren’t quite poisonous, their venom could cause a variety of diseases. George then understood that Bobby was protecting them by stopping them from approaching the table.
Family is safe
When George got back from the kitchen, Kyla showed him the spider at the edge of the table almost escaping. He approached it carefully and covered it with the lid before sliding it into the pan and covering it. The spider had successfully been trapped! Soon after, the couple relaxed as Bobby stopped barking. They were still quite agitated but they were relieved as the spider was caught.
Peter finally got his plush
Peter unaware of the danger continued crying for his plush. George took the plush and evaluated it. He sought to ensure the absence of spiders eggs on it before returning it to his son. After a deep examination, George released the plush to Peter. Peter was immediately pacified by this and he went back to sleep. The boy was worn out.
A loyal and reliable dog
Bobby trailed after Peter into the bedroom to take his spot next to Peter’s bed. His role as Peter’s best friend and guardian was thus dutifully fulfilled. He was also ready to sleep after the tiresome night. George and Kyla gave him a well-deserved dog award. They appreciated Bobby’s loyal intentions and wouldn’t doubt him again.
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