How anyone could dump a sweet Pomeranian on the side of the road is beyond us. Every Pommy Mommy knows the capacity that these pups have to become a sweet, reliable companion. Poms give us love when we need it… are there to be loved when we need to love, and are always ready to cuddle or play. So when we hear stories about a Pommy being abandoned, we can hardly imagine the type of person who could do such a thing.
Conversely, we’re grateful when we hear about people like Katie McGill, our Pommy Mommy of the week, who happily took in a Pom in need. Katie had no plans to become Pommy Mommy, but when she came across a lost and homeless Roo, she knew what she had to do.
“We found Roo on the side of a busy road in the middle of July,” Katie says. This was in 2014, over three years ago now. “It was very hot out. I was driving and saw a car in a ditch that had swerved out of the way, and another car trying to block traffic to get him. I pulled over and he came running to me.”
The fact that Roo chose to approach Katie in the midst of all the chaos foreshadowed their close relationship. Katie immediately took pity on Roo, and was concerned about his well being and curious about his history.
“His hair was overgrown and matted and his nailed were so long they almost curled into his paw,” Katie remembers. “I picked him up and talked to a local kid that was riding his bike. He said he’s been running the streets for a few weeks.”
Katie found herself attached to Roo, but wanted to be sure that he didn’t belong to someone else before she brought him home.
“I still took him to the vet to check for a chip and hung up flyers,” she says. “No one claimed him.”
The vet helped clean up Roo, and explained to Katie he had probably been used for breeding. Roo was unfixed, and was past his prime breeding years. Sadly, since the breeders had no use for him, they decided to just dump him and make him someone else’s “problem.”
But Roo is far from being a problem, of course. He’s much more like a blessing for Katie. “Now it’s been almost three years,” she says, “ and he’s my best friend.”
Like most rescued Poms, Roo has become much more comfortable, healthier, and happier since he met Katie. He loves to play with friends and do silly things that make Katie laugh. Her favorite behavior?
“He puts his paws together to beg when he wants something.”
Katie recently celebrated Roo’s “3 Gotcha Day” party and looks forward to many more years with her sweet furry friend.