I would like to take a brief moment of your time today to introduce you to a special lady named Nunu. She is currently available for adoption at the New Rochelle Humane Society. Before you squint and squirm around and think to yourself “Oh God, I can’t read these things – the guilt is too much!” – just hear me out. I get it. It’s hard to look at. It’s hard to think about. It’s difficult to accept that shelters everywhere are filled with dogs in need. Some get adopted, some stick around, and some don’t make it.
Nunu is not in a kill shelter. She has a great chance at finding love. But I need your help.
She deserves at least 3 minutes of your internet grazing time. Pull up a chair, give it a read, or a skim, or just look at the pictures. Maybe when you’re done you could share it on Facebook. Maybe you wanna take this thing old school and email the link to your nicest friends. Maybe you’re recapping the weekend with your coworkers at the water cooler and you find the perfect segue into Nunu’s plight. “Speaking of military scandals, you’re not allergic to dogs are you?” I don’t know. I’m not you. But I hope this little entry doesn’t stop at your screen. That’s all I’m sayin’.
Let’s begin with the facts. Nunu is about 2 years old. She is an American Pit Bull, which means in a past life she was a nanny. True story. She is house-trained, leash-trained and downright gorgeous. Alright, technically her gorgeousness is an opinion. She loves to play fetch, which means the two of you will always have something fun to do together. She is fantastic with kids, which means she would love to be part of a family, big or small. It also means that when people see you walking down the street with a pit bull, you can say disarming things like “It’s okay, she looks tough, but she wouldn’t hurt a fly” or “Don’t worry, I like my dogs like I like my candy bars: brown on the outside with a creamy nougat center.“
Now on to my personal observations…
Nunu is as soft as my childhood teddy bear, sweet as pie and as smart as they come. She picks up on training cues very quickly and she has splendid social skills. We took her for a group walk at the shelter and she was such a lady around the other dogs. She politely sniffed noses (and other regions) with the pack and never once barked or expressed dominance. She is calm and cool as a cucumber. One person in our class said she had swagger. She doesn’t have to try very hard. Her coolness is innate.
If there is one thing we at the shelter all know about Nunu, it’s that she is very passionate about tennis balls. What this tells me is that she has a genuine interest in interacting with her human friends. She has a hobby. She’s active and healthy. She is a gal pal.
Her fetching abilities also tell me that she will be very easy to train and exercise. She could also be a great agility trainee!
If you give her the opportunity, she will drop that ball right at your feet and look deeply into your eyes.
Throw. It. For. The. Love. Of. God.
One of my favorite things about Nunu is her beautiful cocoa fur coat. When the light reflects off of it and wraps around the ripples of her furrowed brow, she looks like she’s made of pure velvet. Her ears are cropped into little kitty points. Her smile is wide and free.
I saved the best for last. This is my favorite picture of Nunu because it captures the essence of her personality so well.
Happy, healthy and head-over-heels for YOU.
That’s Nunu in a nutshell.
If you would like to adopt Nunu, please visit the New Rochelle Humane Society in person, online or by phone at (914) 632-2925.
Start your week off with a heaping spoonful of good karma by sharing Nunu’s story, visiting your local shelter or adopting a dog in need.