Shoeful of Drool was inspired by Dudley, a golden retriever/German shepherd mix, and Zoe, a black & tan hound mix (maybe Doberman). They would stand right beside me as I doled out their food, slobbering the whole while. In the summer when I wore sandals, it invariably ended up in my shoe. Dudley was a rescue from Hurricane Floyd and lived with me from October 1999 until he died in December 2012. Zoe came from the pound (by way of a friend) and lived with us until she died in June 2011.
One year and one day after I lost Dudley, I adopted Louie from Saving Grace Animal Rescue. He is very different from both Dudley and Zoe, for starters he rarely drools. The only time I see slobber from him is when he’s hot in the summertime. He has the same playful personality and sense of gratitude that I think all rescued dogs have. I believe having dogs has made me a better person and they certainly make me laugh every day. I hope that sharing some of their exploits will make you laugh, too.