ACHILLES – 14673
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Hello, my name is Achilles. My animal id is #14673. I am a desexed male brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 8 years 2 months 4 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 14-Feb-2018, with the surrender reason stated as other.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.” It would be hard to quantify the life in 8 year-old Achilles’ years. Though I didn’t know him then (if only) it takes but one glance into his warm, honey-colored eyes to see all that might have come before. Under one eyebrow tinged with white there are holidays and birthdays. Achilles’ round belly and butter-soft fur suggests there might even have been a cake all his own, maybe a present under the tree. And under the other brow, the not so “special” occasions. Walks in the park, lazy Sundays on the couch. A million moments that to some might be unworthy of safekeeping but that Achilles would keep forever. Achilles is easy to leash (“easy” is a word I’ll say often) preferring a slow and steady pace on our walk all the better to sniff and savor. And when we finally land at a shady bench on a not-too-brisk day, Achilles is happy to plop down right at my feet and watch the world swirl around him. Achilles comes to us as an owner surrender having lived with one family all his life. He is said to have previously lived with two other dogs and to have had exposure to young children and cats. At one point during our time together, a woman comes upon us snuggling and stops right in her tracks. “Oh how beautiful! What’s his name?” And after we finish chatting about my very easy boy, and she takes one more long look, she wishes him well, says she’ll keep in her thoughts, and sings out, “See you later, Hercules!” I don’t bother to correct her. It’s just as fitting of a name, maybe more so. One famous for his strength versus a famous point of weakness. Maybe she also saw every moment pooled in those honey-colored eyes. And knew that one with all that life in his years could hold only the strongest of hearts. But Achilles? He’s easy. Content to collect more memories, to just lay happily at your feet. It doesn’t matter to him what you call him. As long as you call him home. Achilles is waiting in adoptions at Mahattan ACC.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 66 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
You may know me from such films as…
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