- About CCR
- In Memory
Hello, you may know me as black beauty, but my official name is Scuda 😉 I am almost 4yrs old, born on 4/10/2013. I was introduced to my family in the summer of 2013 and they cuddled me, loved me, and showed me off to everyone they knew. It was the BEST time of my life !!! There was a time, as a very young pup (3mos old) that a little human kid moved very quickly and startled me. At that time, I reacted as any 3mos old puppy would and I put my mouth on him. THAT’S WHAT I DID TO MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND MY MOM EVEN DID THAT TO ME! It wasn’t serious but I did make him cry. I didn’t mean to hurt his feelings, but he really startled me and scared me when he reached for me… he was so big compared to me. My family was very upset with me but they did forgive me eventually. They realized I was just scared and they told me that they should have protected me from the boy grabbing for me.
The years went by and my family loved me more and more and made me part of the family. I loved being with my family. We went on trips, we played, and they fed me yummy treats. I was the light of their life- it was awesome!
Suddenly things changed. Mom and Dad came home with a baby. Nobody told me things would change. I didn’t get to go for car rides any more, but the baby did. I didn’t get to go on day trips, but the baby did. You know who got shown to all the friends…. the baby did! I was so upset, but I loved watching everyone smile and be happy when they saw the baby. That’s what they used to do with me.
The baby is now bigger and she walks around, all wobbly. She throws things. She yells. She’s pretty funny looking when she does these things. I like to watch her. I watch her a lot and it makes me happy to see her happy. But one day, I got in trouble for turning my head to quickly and rushing towards her. I didn’t touch her, I didn’t growl at her, I didn’t do ANYTHING to her. I was just watching her. I don’t know why my family got so angry with me and yelled at me. I was now a “bad dog”. What did I do? The following days, things really changed. My stuff got packed up and I was moved into a room by myself. Things were so different. I didn’t get to see my mom and dad much and I didn’t get to see my baby at all. I still don’t understand…..
There were other things that happened and I don’t understand those things either. The little, OLD dog you see me with….. her and I got into a few spats. She’s old and grouchy and she pushed my buttons. I don’t want to hurt her, but come on, she’s so grouchy and nobody ever hears or sees the mean things she does to me. Now, my boxer brother is the BEST!! HE and I cuddle, play, wrestle, and just “talk” sometimes. He even told me that he doesn’t like the grouchy dog, but we all have to get along.
Yesterday, my Dad loaded me up in the car!! FINALLY, things were back to the way they used to be, I thought to myself. I was so excited. A day trip. woohoo! I got to meet some really great people and they took me on a car ride. He introduced me to a really cool gal named Ange. She said she loved me and other dogs like me. She also said “don’t worry, baby, you are going to a family that will love you forever and make you that princess you once were!” I am still pretty confused, but, my “Dad” isn’t here any more. So far, the two guys that I have met are super cool and they gave me treats. I am not sure what is going on now, but things sure are different. My family is gone…. I am being cared for….. but MY family is gone.
From her previous owners: “Choosing to surrender Scuda has been a very difficult decision. She is a wonderful dog, very sweet and affectionate with me, my wife, and a number of our friends and family members.” Her owner went on to explain that Scuda can’t be trusted with their very young daughter. Scuda has not done anything at all to his daughter but he describes that “… the rapid jerk forward of her head towards my daughter was too much….” CCR attempted to explain to the owners how wonderful this breed tends to be with their kids and that Scuda needs some training and socialization with the baby. It does take time to adjust to a new addition. The family was not comfortable, mainly because the wife will be alone with the dogs and baby very soon due to the husband working long hours. Therefore, Scuda is now with CCR and she is in urgent need of a foster or adopter.