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Pick Me, Pick Me!

Badger weight

Badger went from weighing 450g to 2.5 kg in 24 days!

I met him on a cold and windy day on the beachfront, this wee-little rescued pup, a ball of mange, too weak to carry his own body weight, only 450grams!!


Surviving, feeling his mommy’s heartbeat!

We weren’t sure if he would survive the weekend, but his foster mom and dad had faith! They took him in, ensured specialist veterinary attention and with each visit, weeks apart, I could see profound improvement! His coat started to shine, his eyes no longer had that sick weeping look. He could take a few steps without falling over, and he started gaining weight…


Badger today! A boisterous puppy, despite having a hernia, internal bruising, coccidia, mange, inverted eyelashes and deteriorating sight!

Today, I look at him, his name, a reflection of the boisterous puppy that he is. Badger, “to be relentless, persistent, to get under someone’s skin”, and this is exactly what this miraculous little being is capable of. He gets under your skin, he is a lovable ball of shiny fur, he runs circles around you and loves to play.

This pup, is slowly losing his sight, but my golly, is he a survivor! Today I urge YOU to PICK HIM!

Badger, has been entered for the Muizenberg Festival Dog of the Year contest. Your LIKE can secure him this most deserving title! Dog of the Year!  PLEASE click here, and like his entry on the Facebook Page.  Thank you!


Pick Me, Pick Me!”, is this week’s title of a tandem blog, 3 bloggers 1 title. All published on the same day at the same time. Read my fellow tandem blogger’s interpretation by following the below links. Click here to LIKE Badger and share, so that this miracle pup can take the Dog of the Year title home to his loving mom and dad!

Celeste: Surviving Jonkersville

Shelley: The Deal Is


16 comments on “Pick Me, Pick Me!

  1. catjuggles
    October 1, 2015

    What abeautiful boy! Off to pick him


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  3. survivingjonkersville
    October 1, 2015

    Awww he’s so precious!


  4. The Blessed Barrenness
    October 1, 2015

    He is gorgeous! I voted for Badger!


  5. melanieblignaut
    October 1, 2015

    I voted for him. 🙂


  6. Marion Wagner
    October 1, 2015

    Just so awesome!!


    • ChevsLife
      October 1, 2015

      Yes, Badger is awesome! I still can’t believe it’s HIM each time I see him!!!


  7. Sula
    October 5, 2015

    voted 🙂


  8. ChevsLife
    October 11, 2015

    Thank you all for voting for Badger! He placed 2nd even though we know he IS a WINNER ❤


  9. survivingjonkersville
    October 12, 2015

    Well done to Badger!


  10. Chantel
    October 13, 2015

    Gorgeous dog!


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