At some point in all of our lives we have experienced the loss of a friend. It may be to death, or they moved away, or for some reason our lives just drove us apart. We all experienced the feelings of extreme loss, loneliness, and always wished through some means we could bring our missing friend back.
Blackie, a small 6 year old black dog in Miami was the constant companion of a homeless man. Unfortunately, the man died in October and Blackie was left to roam the streets of Miami alone. He was constantly looking for his "human" until early December when a couple found him on the streets with the rope leash still around his neck. He also displayed injuries indicative of having had a run in with a car. His paws were scraped and he had a wound near his ribcage.
They took Blackie in and had him checked by their local vet. The vet gave Blackie a clean bill of health. When calling the number on his microchip, a very inebriated individual advised them Blackie's owner was dead. The couple had no choice but to find alternate living arrangements for him. They took him to the North Miami Beach Humane Society for an evaluation. Blackie appeared to be a very frightened dog but not aggressive. He was nervous and seemed to be constantly looking for his owner who passed away. While waiting in the reception area of the Humane Society he lay on the floor and did not bother with any of the other dogs who were in the room or came near him. It was discovered that Blackie responds to commands such as sit and lie down and will allow others to pet him, leash and unleash him. He does not display any aggressive tendencies.
However, when the vet techs took Blackie to do some evaluations and tests they advised Blackie's benefactors that they were unable to perform the tests as Blackie had given them aggressive warnings. This ruined his chances of becoming a resident at North Miami Beach Humane Society.
Not to be daunted, the couple found a temporary home for Blackie with a friend who has three other dogs. Blackie interacts well with the other dogs and has never shown any aggression. Unfortunately the friend can only keep him until the middle of January. After that Blackie's fate is a bit precarious.
According to a local man "Robert" who knew Blackie's original owner, he was a well known, well loved dog who enjoyed the free roaming lifestyle of his transient master and loved swimming in the Bay and was generally a fun, affectionate dog.
Right now, Blackie is just a poor, frightened, misplaced dog taken away from the only person and life he has ever known. He just needs a new buddy.
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