Six years ago today Toby came into our lives. He was a frightened, starving little pup with a broken leg and Mom found him stumbling along the side of the road as she was headed home from work. He was so afraid of her that he tried to run away but he couldn't because of his injured leg. But Mom was very patient and carefully picked him up, put him in the car and hurried to the Doggie Doctor. As Mom was driving to the Doggie Doctor the little pup whined and cried so Mom turned on the radio and that seemed to calm the pup down and he soon drifted off to sleep. After having his leg set in a cast and a couple of days at the Doggie Hospital, Toby was allowed to come live with us. He was very timid and shy and it took a long time before he would even play.
Top Dog Scuba had a long talk with Keiko and Norman and together they worked with Toby and helped him overcome his fears. Scuba taught Toby how to use the doggie door, Keiko taught Toby how to play and Norman taught Toby how to lift his leg. Soon Toby was happy, healthy and terrorizing anyone who dared venture into the yard. And as far as how Toby got his name, the song that was playing on the radio when Mom was rushing him to the Doggie Doctor was 'My List' by Toby Keith. Little did Mom know that when she named that frightened little pup after the country singer, he would soon take on some of Toby Keith's bad-ass attitude and the rest is doggie history.