Many of you not only remember Marlan, a lot of you have met Marlan. Marlan’s story is in an earlier blog, but he is a 9 yr. old pit bull who lived with a tow chain wrapped around his neck and the other end around a tree. He is totally blind, his owners didn’t even know he was blind (paid no attention to him whatsoever). His doghouse was full of snow and it was very cold out the day we found him. It was a terrible situation and Marlan (as we named him later) had suffered horribly. Marlan is the Chain of Hope mascot. He lives at Chain of Hope, hanging out in my office. We have a recliner someone donated in my office and Marlan has claimed it as his. He lays in it all the time and sleeps in there and snores. We have the chain that Marlan was imprisoned and neglected on hanging in my office-chain, padlocks, keys and all. Disgusting. People need to meet Marlan and see the chain that he was forgotten on. Although it is not the heaviest chain we’ve ever taken off of a dog, it is totally nasty and represents why we get out there everyday.
Every once in a while when Marlan goes out and investigates the rest of the house, another dog will sneak into my office and get into Marlan’s chair. We’ve caught Libby snoozing in it a couple of days and we had an old Beagle that got in there every chance he got! Marlan shares, though-he doesn’t get too upset. He just tries to go ahead and jump up in his chair anyway, which usually makes whoever is in it move!
Marlan has recently begun jumping over the gate that was keeping him in my office. Now we have another problem to solve. He is a determined dog, that’s for sure! That’s why he survived out there, I know.
Anyway, I just wanted to update you all on old Marlan. He’s doing just fine and will start his heartworm treatment soon. I thank God that Brittney and I saw him that day. He has totally enriched everyone’s life who has met him.
Thanks for your continued support!