This is Archie, formerly Moon, who was adopted on May 8th 2014.
Lily and Andreas are both animal lovers, but with all the travels they have done in the past, having a pet of their own was never really an option – this is their story.
We became pet owners the day that our beautiful Emmy (our first cat love) walked into our lives. Not long thereafter we also took in our gorgeous Sophie from Feline Friends. Both of them have been the centre of our lives for the last 3 years and they have become very pampered, loving but ever so demanding creatures. In other words, they have trained us humans well.
Having a dog join the Mueller family has always been a dream for both of us. But with futures being uncertain in this part of the world and summers extreme warm, we thought it best to wait until we decide to settle somewhere for good.
However, when our neighbor brought home ‘Moon’ to foster for a little while we fell in love at first sight, not long after that we decide to make him a permanent member of our family.
How anyone can abandon a dog like Archie is beyond us (Any dog for that matter but Archie has become extra special to us of course). He is such a good natured, affectionate & smart 3 year old boy; not to mention very handsome too.
Apparently his previous owners gave him up because he was destructive. We can only guess that the sole reason for this was that he was left alone all day long and not interacted with enough. We now take him for at least two long walks/runs a day and give him plenty of play and cuddles at home and he hasn’t shown any signs of being destructive whatsoever.
We did have our fair share of challenges with him though and mostly with our cats that he just loved to chase. The first few evenings went fine but then on the 3rd evening he decided that cats were there to be chased and boy! did he chase them; poor Emmy & Sophie are still recovering.
Since we knew that the only option was that this situation had to work and were not too sure how to deal with it, we decided to call in help of dog trainer Nikki, from The Pleasurable Pooch, this has been a very worthwhile investment. The funny thing was that we thought we were doing everything right, apparently not! Once we tried Nikki’s methods we saw improvements right away. We are now a few weeks further and Archie is such a well behaved dog and most importantly, he leaves the cats alone. In fact he actually totally ignores them now.
Archie will be with us forever no matter what happens or where we move to. It’s a commitment we have made until death does us part. We love him to bits.