If you have a dog, you know how crazy excited they can get over the most mundane things, like you returning home every day, or even the mention of a W-A-L-K. They frantically run around and, of course, wag their little tails in the universal sign for dog-glee!
But tragically, this can go too far. That was the case for Buster, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier from Scotland. The happy-go-lucky pup had been with the SPCA for two years, and was known by his carers as an overjoyed member of their shelter for pets looking for a forever home.
Unfortunately, his high energy levels, and cheerful demeanor did not mix too well. After some time, his violent outbursts of rump wagging took their toll and Buster needed to have his tail amputated because of the damage.
Our hearts were broken when we heard the news, however, there was an amazing stroke of luck coming to this poor pups future!
Despite the tragic loss of his happy-tail, the shelter wasn't giving up hope on Buster! After his surgery, they posted his story online, highlighting his extraordinary love and affection. Not long after, someone stepped forward and adopted Buster into his new, happy family!
Michelle Lennox welcomed Buster into her home, and now makes sure he has plenty of care and belly rubs.
"Buster was very well behaved from the start, he was well trained by the staff at the centre," she says. "People say he's lucky we found him but I think we're the lucky ones."
The SPCA already miss the young Staffie, but they know this was the best possible ending for him.
"After two years with us here at the centre, it's great that he has finally found his forever home where he has unlimited bum scratching and a big sofa to snuggle up on."