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MATTY is turning 13 and it just feels right to let him know he is HOME…no more question about where he can feel safe and sound. While we thought he might just find someone special to make him their center of attention, his age is making that unlikely SO WE WILL CELEBRATE MATTY AS A GLEN HIGHLAND RESIDENT! WITH OPEN ARMS!!
Resident Matty has done beautifully with the gang of rescues, all new to him…he actually keeps track of all the action and seems content to be ‘the boss’, albeit a more amenable one than some of the girls. He is super sweet and very, very friendly with everyone. He also loves to chase the squirrels in the yard and watch any neighborhood action, so pleased to announce any changes. He is quite a character!
Matty lived in one home for the last ten years, until his elderly guardian could no longer care for him. His vet work shows he’s in good shape, very strong for his age but does need pain medicine for a prior leg injury. He is also benefiting from MYOS, the supplement that builds muscle without exercise.
At age 12, Matty is tackling a new life again…he was 2 when he was first rescued after his first person went into a nursing home and here he is again with an elderly guardian no longer able to care for him. We met Matty two years ago when we were asked to be ready to step in when the time came…that time is now.
Matty is known for his very friendly nature, 'never meeting a stranger.' Living as the only companion to his person, he has been a devoted friend for many years, loyal day by day. He’s the one who intently listened to all the conversations and heartily brought laughter to his person’s life. He got green beans as goodies, a special biscuit each night and the freedom to bark at any deer that dared to show itself in his yard! Matty has been a good friend, curled up by the bed every night for the past ten years.
We have a tall challenge ahead since Matty is a one-human guy, never engaged in a dog’s world much. We are confident with lots of love and a new world to explore, we can help him find new meaning. Matty faces a transition that only he can tackle…day by day. We’ve seen this before…a ‘heart-worker’ is more than a dog and they themselves decide what’s now next to DO.
Matty’s vet work came back with great results, but we are holding off on pain meds for his back leg injury because he seems to be walking pretty well and now on the Myos supplement, should gain more muscle development. He came to Glen Highland from NY.
Special thanks to Lisa Barrett for transporting Matty to Virginia.
Karen & Clem Arrison, Deedee & the whole Arrison Gang
Hugs from Vicki & GH alum Cookie
Michael Opalinski - In memory of Zach and Theresa
Joanie Beskenis & Alan Bing, for Matty: "Long may you run!" - Neil Youg