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Happy Birthday, Kudzu

Some of you may remember the story of how Kudzu came to be a member of the Love Shack Pack, but for those of you don't...

In May - a month after bringing Boondocks home - we received an email telling us about a four month old Golden Retriever whose leg had been amputated after his prior owner left him unattended for days and he'd become entangled in a hammock.  The owner didn't want the expense or burden of a "disabled dog" and surrendered him.  The wonderful staff at Crystal Springs Animal Hospital raised the money for his medical costs and then re-homed him with us.

Kudzu has a couple of quirks to work out and as soon as we do, he'll test for his CGC and do his therapy dog test.  He has a great personality - so full of love.  He greets everyone with a hug that can melt the coldest of hearts.

Kudzu turned "one" Sunday, January 15.  We couldn't be more thrilled to have him as part of our family.


Here are some pics of him that mark his first year.

Our first meeting.

Two days post surgery.

He fit right in from the start.

First Day Home

Who needs four legs??

Happy Boy

Kudzu LOVES to swim.

Kudzu's first therapy visit.

Kudzu works as a reading tutor.

The girls just can't get enough of him.

Kudzu's first Christmas

The Un-Stoppable, Kudzu

What a gorgeous boy he's become.

You can see the depths of his soul with a glance into his eyes.

Come back Sunday for Boon's Sunday Sermon to be encouraged by Kudzu's "testimony".



  1. Hap Happy birthday handsome boy.

  2. Hey Kudzu!
    Wow, I'm so glad to get to wish you a Happy Barkday! I hope you had a wonderful day full of fun, treats and scritches. You are very handsome and I loved seeing your pix.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  3. I remember when Kudzu joined you not all that long ago. He has so much to celebrate for this past year, and so much to look forward too!!


  4. Such a Hearywarming post, Thank you for Saving Kudzu and giving him a wonderful life and allowing his wonderful Golden Heart to bring joy to so many.

    Hamish & Sophie

  5. Kudzu's story breaks my heart and warms my heart at the same time. Happy Birthday Kudzu!

  6. Hi there and Happy Birthday to Kudzu!
    What a truly wonderful story; so glad you rescued him. I can tell that being less one leg hasn't impacted him at all. What a great family you all are.
    Blessings, Noreen & Reggie

  7. Happy Birthday Kudzu! So glad you found such a great home after a rough start.

  8. Hap-pee Birthday to a very special guy...Kudzu!

  9. Happy Barkday Kudzu, you are amazing.

    Essex & Sherman

  10. Happy Birthday, Kudzu!!! We are so very happy that you now have a life you so deserve and not that horrible one where you were abandoned. It makes us so upset to think about that.

    Hope you have had a wonderful birthday.

    Woos - Lightning, Ciara, Thunder, and Phantom

  11. Happy Birthday Kudzu! You are beautiful!!

  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kudzu. You really are an inspiration!

  13. Happy Birthday Kudzu!!! We love you!!

    Southern Jewel and Rosebud

  14. Happy happy birthday Kudzu! From the looks of it, you've already had quite the life... I can't wait to see what's next for you! Keep the updates and the pictures coming, and again, happy birthday!


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  15. Happy first birthday and blessings to you, Kudzu.

  16. Way to go Kudzu - Happy Birthday and without a double you are one active happy boy that is for sure - what a hero !

  17. What an awesome boy he is. Blessings to you for adopting him and making him part of the family. He obviously fits right in. He is amazing.

  18. Hi Y'all!

    Oh Kudzu, I hope you had a wonderful birthday! So glad you are having a wonderful life!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  19. Happy Bark-day, Kudzu!!! You have had a pawsome first year!! Here's to many many more!!

    Doggy Kisses,

  20. HEy Kudzu, I remember when you first came to your loving family. My Vickie fell in love with you immediatly. We had been watching Boon as he grew up and now we got to watch both of you.

    WE are so excited for all the work you, Boon and your family are doing in therapy too. We are so proud to call you friends.

    Bert and My Vickie

  21. What a story of love, to see Kudzu in the midst of your happy family.

  22. Happy Late Birthday!

    Stop on by for a visit

  23. Happy belated birthday, Kudzu!! :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)


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