Hi, my name is Nemo. I frequently get called Captain or Cappy. My dad calls me a mama’s boy. I am the head of security here at the house, not much gets past me. I like to police the fence line and snuggle with my mom.
My mom was the Executive Director at Mission Valley Animal Shelter when I came into this family.
One day while she was working a family brought me to the shelter and said they were moving to another state and could not take me. Mom questioned as to why moving to another state meant they could not take me, especially after my old mom told her they had me since I was a puppy. I was five years old at the time. I was so scared as they took me into the building with my blanket, toys and food. My old family filled out the proper paperwork and my mom asked them some more questions.
I sat in front of the door and stared at it for hours hoping they would come back for me. Mom felt so sorry for me she let me sleep in her office for the next few weeks.
I went to a new family and they truly loved me, but I just couldn’t seem to fit in so they brought me back to the shelter because I nipped at someones ankle. Mom knew she would have to put me to sleep, it was the rules. I remember her crying and telling me how sorry she was that I was dealt such a bad hand in life. She then called my dad and told him the story and within a half an hour I was on my way to my forever home.
I have lots of great brothers and sisters. Sometimes Ollie can be a putz! A guy thing I guess. You see, 98% of us here at our home are society’s unwanted, for whatever reason. We are their throw backs, their disposables. Mom and dad say it is a miracle we have as much harmony as we do in this house
A couple years ago we all went on a hike to the lake to go swimming. Wow, what fun, I had never swam before. Becky taught me how, she dove into the connecting stream and looked back as if to say, come on kid this is how you do it! I love her. She also taught me how to play and have fun with toys. Lilly is my favorite wrestling partner though, she’s is really good at it.