Dogs Open Hearts- Giveaway


Westley the three-legged Wonderdog entered our family’s life on Mother’s Day 2013.  The three legged bouncing bundle of joy had lived in four homes since he was born in 2010.  His first family surrendered him to rescue after he was hit by a car and lost his leg during his first hunting trip.  He could no longer hunt so he was tossed aside, but from the moment our family saw his profile on the German Shorthair Pointer rescue website, we knew he belonged with us.  We could see the love in his eyes.  Wes bonded with each member of our family in unique ways.  He is so sensitive, he knows who needs him at any given time.

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As a special needs dog, Westley draws attention wherever he goes.  At first, most people don’t even notice he is missing a leg; he runs and jumps with gusto, just like any other dog.  When they do notice, though, his untethered joy and energy tug at the heart strings of even the toughest soldier, sailor, airman or marine.  Westley serves as a diplomat, just like the rest of our family.  His uniqueness and unconditional love bring people together, bridging language barriers wherever we’ve lived.  Wes even has his own identity card in China!


Westley doesn’t care what nationality a person is, as long as he gets a pat on the head and acknowledgment that he’s a “good boy.” He is among the best US representatives you can find.

Wes was even the center of a project at the International school, where, under direction to create a dynamic project of his choice, Bob took it upon himself to design and 3D print a prosthetic leg for our pup.


“Dogs Open Their Hearts To Us To Love, And To Be Loved…”  – Dog Days

DOG DAYS is a hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals.  When these human and canine’s paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected.  This is a sweet film about the joy our furry friends bring into our lives and what they can teach us about treating people with kindness and compassion.  DOG DAYS releases in theaters in August 8.  See below the photos for a chance to win a Target gift card.

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To enter for a chance to win a $50 Target gift card, comment on this post to tell me something about your pet, and share the blog post with your facebook or twitter followers using #DeploymentDiatribes.


About Commander in Chief At home

Erin is a military spouse and, sometimes temporarily single mom to 4 boys. She's a parenting coach, writer, teacher, special needs (Autism) mom, and much more.
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8 Responses to Dogs Open Hearts- Giveaway

  1. Marcie Levine says:

    We call our rescue “Tacoma, the wonder dog”. He is our 3rd golden retriever and the most obsessed with tennis balls of all our owned and foster dogs.

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  2. mami2jcn says:

    My poodle watches TV like a person. 🙂

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  3. mami2jcn says:

    shared on Facebook–

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  4. Margaret S Porter says:

    Love this story. I have a little Pom who is my best friend


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  6. tat2gurlzrock says:

    We have 2 rescue kitties and I also take care of a colony of ferals. This post is so heartwarming! Westley looks like such a sweetheart!


  7. tat2gurlzrock says:

    I shared on Twitter


  8. Anne says:

    Love Wes the wonder dog – almost as much as I do Buddy! Xo


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