Leeanne and Allan Hewey live in Brewer Maine. They own hotels in the greater Bangor area and have a marketing company called New England Marketing Solutions. They have two dogs, Chance, and Blue.
Their first dog is Chance, a black and white border collie. He was two years old, and the couple was considering getting another dog for companionship for him. They had discussed but never acted on it until they were at a waterfront community event promoting their hotels and helping to raise money for Pints and Pups that rescue pups. Pixelfund.com was in the event with a litter of black puppies. Leeanne’s husband fell in love with one of the puppies, and when she showed the pixel fund staff the dog. The staff said to wait for another puppy because when they see him, they will surely change their mind. When the staff showed the new puppy to the couple, they did choose Blue.
The Hewey couple rescued Blue. Blue’s mom was an Australian cattle dog. The couple is not sure what the father was, but they suspect the father may be an English lab. Blue just turned one year old this past April.
Leeanne shared that she had been going through a difficult time. “My son had almost died several times as he was addicted to heroin, and even ended up in jail. But Blue’s addition to our household was a way to heal some broken heartedness. Blue did that for me.”
She goes on to say that “Blue is an amazing, loving loppy warred goober he is. You would have to meet him in person to understand his gentle 85-pound hugs. My son has recovered now, and he is back with his daughter and wife.”
Blues has to hug. Has to be in your lap. Has to be eye level with a big sloppy kiss on his face. When Blue sees the couple, he doesn’t wag his tail. He wags his whole body. He loves to chase the red led light on the floor like a cat. It is so entertaining to play with him. His older brother Chance teases Blue by taking the one toy blue wants, and Chance had taught Blue how to wait. Chance had taught Blue to be patient. Chance definitely has taken Blue in like he is his kid pup.
I asked Leeanne, what your dogs mean to you? She answers, “My dogs are my life. After so many broken-hearted instances with human beings. I learned that no matter what, my dogs Chance, and, Blue will always be there. They never fail me and always love me unconditionally. They always heal my broken heart.”
Blue’s personality has also captured the hearts of everyone that works for the couple in their hotel business. Blue loves to interact with the hotel staff and guests.
When the couple traveled to Florida for 14 days to set up a retirement home. Leeanne missed her dogs, especially blue. “He is mommas buddy. He doesn’t leave my side ever. Always on my heel, making sure I am ok wherever I go.”
Blue’s favorite snacks are his rubber carrot filled with his food, which releases pieces of food. Another is his deer antler to chew on. And he loves cheese balls and popcorn. Blue likes to go outside their house and run back and forth in the hallway about five times. Our hallway is 400 feet long. He would run back and forth, then wander back in and take a nap. This is his routine. Also, he loves people.
“Our bonding time is at camp, riding in a car going for ice cream, swimming, and laying upside down on the floor at my feet while I rub his belly for two hours before bed with my feet while he and I both watch tv. He is the perfect man.”
“Another reason my husband and I have dogs is that we were both formerly married with kids, Allan had two, I had three. We came together as a blended family in 1994. In 1995 after trying to have our own child together to make an even half dozen kids. I ended up with major complications and had to have a full hysterectomy leaving us without a kid of our own. So now we rescue puppies.”
When you read Leeanne’s story, I hope you see how her dogs had and continue to help her in her hard and trying times in her life. It reminds me of a quote about dogs that they are angels with four legs.
Her story once again is another testimony of the link we have to our paws.