And then there was the big arrival, with a group photo! The staff said, "On behalf of us here at the SPCA Suncoast, we would like to thank Poh and his family for taking time out of their "Big Adventure" to visit our shelter today! We hope by sharing his story with our community, it will not only encourage shelter adoptions, but also teach us to live in the moment and enjoy every day as if it were your last."
And that's the same sentiment expressed by DJ, who added, "What's better than having him walk around a beach, take a nap with the sun on his snout, the wind, breezing through his ears... nothing better." To DJ, never having had a human child, Poh is his family. Though he knows they are on borrowed time, he's making memories now, with Poh, and his fiance', that will last them forever. While in Florida, he also visited Fort DeSoto Park, which has a large, fenced-in area for dogs.
Earlier this week, he stopped in Beaufort, South Carolina. While there, he visited with a veterinarian who fitted Poh with "Toe Grips," which help dogs get traction on hardwood floors and other surfaces. The vet, Dr. Julie Buzby, invented the little helpers, and DJ says Poh loves them because it gives him help walking, even on a sandy beach. He also received an acupuncture treatment from Dr. Buzby.