by Erica Redmond
Meet my dog, Buddy. He is the dog that changed my life forever. Buddy is an Australian Shepherd Border Collie mix and has an unusual coat of fur color. His back is black as night and fluffy like unattached thread on a sock. Buddy’s ears are tiny and soft, similar to a teddy bear. His twinkling eyes are hazel. His face is black as a bat but also brown as mud. Buddy has, what I think, a snow white birthmark directly above his pitch black nose. I love his tail the most because it looks like it’s a skunk’s tail.
I first spotted Buddy at the Cobb County Animal Shelter. When we arrived at the dog section, every single pooch was barking except for one. This doggy was completely noiseless, as silent as night. The second I laid my eyes on him, I knew he was the one. Also, he had a torn teddy bear in his mouth and was wagging his “skunk tail,” which I found was very hilarious. My family and I adopted him and happily drove him home.
When we finally entered our house we all realized our new pooch needed a name. I remembered the old ripped up stuffed bear, therefore I suggested the name Teddy. Eventually my family and I had to agree on Teddy or Buddy. Later on, our superb canine was named Buddy Teddy Redmond. After a few years, he grew in length and personality. Buddy is a humorous doggy because he chases his “skunk tail” and always drops his slobbery toys on our laps. Also Buddy barks with fury whenever he spots anything strolling by the window. You can say Buddy is my canine security system.
Buddy was born on May 9th, 2006. I can tell that Buddy knows when it’s his birthday because I’ve always done something special that even humans get on their birthday. My family and I make Buddy a homemade cake with certain ingredients. His cake is made from special doggy peanut butter and loads of different brands of dog biscuits. Buddy is a member of the family and almost feels like a fluffy brother to me.
There are countless things that I love to do with Buddy. When my dad starts a fire in our fire pit in my backyard, I play fetch with Buddy. Also, when my family and I go to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, Buddy usually goes with us. He continues to be funny by chasing sea gulls with his “skunk tail” being blown in the wind. I’m very lucky to have a dog like Buddy. He is my little bundle of joy.