This is my dog. His name is Toeffe which is danish and refers to the cute way he walks around. Yesterday it was exactly 5 years since he came to our family. Allow me to tell his story ..
It was the 23. of april 2004. At that time my family lived in a small apartment with no pets and no plans to get any. That day my mother went to an outdoor market where all kinds of stuff is being sold – animals included. A man had this cute little dog with only one eye for sale. He told my mother that it was a puppy about 5 months old. I can only imagine the way Toeffe must have been looking at my mother with his one brown eye, but she ended up buying him, even though our family has never had a dog before. It was an impuls :)
When he came to live in our house, it was soon clear that something was not right. He didn’t act like a puppy at all and he was afraid of almost anything: sudden noises and movements, other dogs, other people, his own toys .. My mother took him to the vet who said, that for one thing he was not a puppy. He was at least 4 years old! She also said that it was possible that his former owner had been beating him up since he was so afraid of everything. The vet was not able to tell what had happend to his eye and I don’t really think I want to know exactly which kind of pain he has been through.
It’s not a nice thing to think about other people, but I sure hope that bastard who sold Toeffe and gave him such a hard time is feeling really bad about himself!
Toeffe has now been living with us for 5 years and he is no longer so afraid and anxious about everything. He is a loving little charmer and I’m so happy that my mother decided to take him home. Once we really got to know him it turned out that he had an amazing personality. Even though some people might say that he is only a dog, he is just right for our family and fits in perfectly. I’ll love him till death :)
In the picture I am wearing a nude vintage sweater that I bought on the internet and my mothers old worn out booties.
Sorry that I wrote so much you guys!