Zora means “new beginnings”

Date: June 11, 2018 | Posted in: Rescue Stories
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“Hello, hoomans! A couple and their Boston Terrier pooch came by the shelter on a few weekends to take me on my walks. At that time, I wasn’t sure why I had to spend time with them. Before I knew it, I found myself in a car and in a new home! Life has never been the same for me since.

For starters, I got myself a new name – Zora. My hoomans like that name because I was timid and they thought that a powerful sounding name like Zora would give me super powers. More importantly, Zora actually means “new beginnings” in Slavic and they wanted the adoption to give me a new lease of life.

I love my new home and my favorite spot is in front of the planter as I get to feel like I am outdoors without leaving the comforts of my home. I sometimes sit there for a few hours just to relax my mind. I now have my very own tepee, which is right beside my favorite spot so I get easy access to my personal “backyard”.

Food is awesome at my new home. It took me a while to transition from kibble to raw food but I have taken to eat raw meat well and I don’t shed so much anymore. There also seems to be an endless supply of deer antlers and mussels!

I have coconut oil baths twice a month. I don’t like getting water on myself but it seems to give my coat a nice glow. I would consider myself a fine looking pooch, if you ask me.

I used to hang around the Fort Road area before SOSD took me in. I now live close to Gardens by the Bay and we go there all the time cause my hoomans love it there. I’ve also gone to Tanjong Beach Club and frolicked in the sand. I haven’t been into the water cause I really don’t fancy swimming very much. Because my hoomans take me everywhere they go (I think), I am in the car a lot and have perfected the art of balancing in the backseat. Such a smart way to get around!

I saw my hooman and pooch friends from SOSD at the Netflix & Woof outdoor movie screening a few weeks ago. It was so nice to see everyone again; I miss them dearly and hope my buddies find homes for themselves soon.

My hoomans recently started me on dog training. It’s stressful but satisfying to be learning new things. I have learnt to sit, stay and heel now. Baby steps, my hoomans tell me. They seem quite encouraging.

I have an older brother – Homer Simpson. I think he is older than me cause his teeth don’t look as pretty as mine. He’s quite a tyrant and ignores me most of the time. I think he is upset that he is no longer the only child. “Get over it,” I always tell him. Although we are not yet the best of friends, I really like having him around because he gives me courage. He is extremely confident and knows his way around the hood. He also seems to have many pooch buddies. I think my brother is good for me cause I don’t like being left on my own. In time, I know I can be like one of the cool kids in the hood.

When SOSD found me, I had a leg injury. I continue to see the vet as we have yet to pinpoint the problem but being in a home is great for my recovery/ recuperation. My hoomans tell me that we may need to start hydrotherapy soon to strengthen my limbs. Did I mention that I really hate the water? I am not looking forward to water therapy.

I love my new home, my hoomans and my big brother and I cant wait for all the adventures that are to come. Thank you, SOSD, for taking me in and finding me a forever home.”

– Zora, previously known as Indie

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