It is with great sadness that on June 21, 2018, Michael crossed over the rainbow bridge. Michael became suddenly ill and would not respond to any treatment. During the course of the treatment, it was discovered that he also had cancer which was unrelated to the current problem. After considerable discussion with the vet, the difficult decision was made that it would be best for Michael to be put to sleep.
Michael was one of the rescue dogs brought over from Taiwan. We adopted him in May of 2015. Though we only had him for a short time, Michael provided us with tons of joy and great memories. We will always remember his everyday reminders that it was time for his afternoon banana treat. Michael is missed very much.
Michael has settled in quite well into his new forever home since being adopted about two months ago. He has been a wonderful addition to our family. My wife and I enjoy him very much. Michael fits into our lifestyle very well. He is very laid back and does not get very excited about much unless it involves food. He has three hobbies, sleeping, eating and playing with his toys. You never know where you will find him sleeping. He enjoys going for walks but would rather ride in the car. Everyone who meets him takes a liking to him right away. We are looking forward to several years of his enjoyable company.
Michael was adopted on May 15, 2015.
Michael’s Available Story:
Hi, my name is Michael (#2557) and I am ready, willing, and more than able to give some family a ton of love. I have just recently arrived from Taiwan and have settled in nicely with my foster family and my rambunctious foster brother. Like most of the Taiwan dogs, I am gentle, sweet, and good natured. The description I hear most often when people talk about me is “mellow.” I am so laid back that my foster parents checked to see if I was deaf since nothing much fazes me. Yes, I can hear, but I just don’t see the need to get all excited about everything, except maybe food! I go on three short to medium length walks every day with my foster brother. While he goes crazy at walk time, I’d probably be almost as happy to jump into the car for a ride. But I like to be wherever my foster family is and I do like it when strangers stop to pet me and tell me what a handsome boy I am. I am working on learning basic commands in English and will need continued work with that, and reinforcement that paper is not food.
If you are looking for a dog that’s rather aloof and independent, I’m probably not your dog. I like lots and lots of love and will stay with my head on your knee as long as you keep petting me. My motto for life is that there can never be too much petting or too many treats.