Now living happily in Kansas City, Missouri.
It is possible that Willow will go down in the history of the HUA website as the only dog who needed more than one page for her biography. She is that spectacular. Everyone at the shelter loves her so very, very much and here's why: Willow was found in Kansas, wandering out of the woods, alone and afraid. She has a breeder's microchip, so we can only assume that she was literally thrown out after she stopped making puppies for money. More than likely, her many pups were taken from her too soon as she is the Mama Bear of All Time. When her good friend, Fern, gave birth to 7 unruly, hairy, beastly puppies, it was Willow who took over their care. She fussed and fretted over those children. She cleaned them and didn't even shove them off when the tried to nurse from her. Those puppies jumped and climbed and pushed and pulled all over Willow while Fern left to get a mani/pedi or a massage, and Willow never once complained. Rather, she found great joy in taking care of the babies, no matter how unruly. Since the puppies have all been adopted, Willow has continued to greet every new dog, big and small, and has mothered them all. She is the most sensitive, loving, responsible creature on the planet. As an honorable mention, Willow loves people too. She gets all wiggly and bouncy when she sees us, even though she should hate all humans for the way she was treated in the past. She waits for affection and soaks it up when it it hers, but she never commands it. Willow will bask in the warmth of a home. She promises to keep everyone safe and happy and warm. It is her job. It is her mission. And she takes it very, very seriously.