Sully is a neutered male Rottweiler born March 7, 2009
and last adopted June 22, 2017.
He is 10 years and 10 months old.
Sully is like no other. He means more to me than words can begin describe. He is a sweet ol’ pup I’ve known since his youth, and have loved ever since ♥
Sully is one of the most playful dogs you’ll ever meet. Nothing can slow him down. He has no issue playing with you for hours, but also no problem snoozing away the afternoon with you :) He is extremely lovable and craves affection all the time—not something that bothers me! He adores cuddling, receiving kisses on his head, and being pet softly. Sully really is a gentle giant—all he wants is love. I have no problem giving him all that I have ♥
Sully’s story is a long one. This entire section will cover the events that have occurred since I found him in 2009—it will cover eight years worth of my history with him. I never thought the day would come where I’d write it all out, but here we are. This is Sully’s story ♥
It all started when I came across his link in a “looking for fosters” thread in the Breeding Forum. Back then, it was popular for people to have foster pets. Members used to come and go, and it was the norm to see pets being abandoned. When I stumbled upon his link, he was named Here to abuse (“HTA”). The poor pup was neglected on an account with some obscene word as the username. I immediately felt so sorry and so sad. I know he is just made up of pixels—and I feel like I’ll be wanting to say that the entirety of this section—but my heart really broke for him. Keep in mind I was 13 years old at the time and I never had any pets growing up. I put all the love I had to give towards my babies on FooPets. When I discovered HTA in that state, I immediately took it upon myself to save him.
I took care of HTA for several months. Eventually, I became the only person watching out for him. I’d sit and play with this pup for hours on end. He had completely stolen my heart and I wished he were mine. I wished I were able to bring him home. If only I had known that this longing would stick with me for eight more years.
In the beginning of FooPets, there was a policy that allowed members to remain with their pets even if they were abandoned. This is why fosters were so popular. However, at one point, FooPets implemented a new rule that would send neglected pets to The Shelter if they were left uncared for ten days straight. While this was fantastic news because it’d mean I could finally have the chance at buying HTA, he would cost me 150 FD. At the time, that was not something I could afford. Back then, like the majority of members on here, I struggled to even get 20 FD to buy a pet from someone else! So for a while, I worked on saving up money so I could eventually buy him.
One day, I left for an extended vacation abroad. I didn’t think much of it, since I was confident at least one of my friends would care for all my fosters. But one fateful day, FooPets released stats. And when I returned from that trip, I came to find HTA in a new home with the new name of Ninja. My heart sank. This is the beginning of how he started being passed around.
I didn’t really understand back then why his stats were so special. Like I messaged the first member, I did the same for every one of his owners after. I’d share with them my history with Ninja and nearly beg for them to sell him to me. But each member, quite understandably, rejected me. They all would tell me how hard they worked for him and how valuable he was. I was so hurt. How could they not empathize with my experience? I felt totally lost. I didn’t know what else to do. I had done all I could by messaging those members. So I just followed him. He went from home to home, name to name. Each time my heart breaking more and my hope being crushed further.
Eventually Ninja fell into the hands of Kaelizilla, a member with a respectable reputation and a home full of rares. He was given the name of Bugsy OS Malone. Once again, like I had so many times before, I shared with her our story. This time, however, I was given a response that completely surprised me.
I was absolutely elated. Finally someone was giving me a chance! Even if it wasn’t today or tomorrow or years from now, I trusted her to keep her word in that Bugsy would be mine someday. I believed this with every fiber in my soul. In 2011, however, Kaelizilla left FooPets. And when she did, all of her beloved pets were frozen on her account. At least I knew Bugsy was safe, but I feared that he would be stuck there forever. As years passed, I came to terms that he would never be mine. I had somewhat made peace with the fact that he would at least be safe there until the end of time. I still had the ability to care for him and the rest of her pets, so it wasn’t all bad. Could definitely have been worse.
In 2014, Kaelizilla returned for a brief time. She thanked me for taking care of her pets for so many years. I was glad to see her return, mainly because I was hoping she’d finally see the dedication I had shown Bugsy for so long. But she did not. And in 2015, right before she left again, she removed me from her friends list. I cried that night.
I still checked up on him in the years following. Some old members took over caring for Kaelizilla’s pets in her absence and I could only sit by to watch. I missed playing with him. I missed how he made me feel. Soon, I began to grow bitter and angry. All anyone ever saw him as was this object—something valuable, worth collecting; something rare, but nothing more than that. I was furious that they viewed him as nothing more than a trophy when to me he was everything. I had genuinely fallen in love with him. My heart ached for him every time I came on this site. I started growing resentful of this place because all it did was remind me of him. At one point, I stopped checking on him every day. I knew nothing would change.
When I logged onto FooPets on my birthday—March 29th, 2017—I was shocked to see a message from a friendly member who went by the username viintage. She started off by wishing me a happy birthday, but ended with how Bugsy was in a new home. Tears came to my eyes and I started shaking. I was so infuriated with Kaelizilla for lying to me and betraying my trust, and more so I was disappointed in myself for putting so much stock in a stranger’s word. I couldn’t believe this had happened. I found that on March 26th, just a few days prior, he had been traded to a new account and given a new name: Oddwin. Like I had done so many years ago, I messaged his new owner and told her our story.
Like every member before, she expressed her hesitance to sell. Thankfully, she allowed me to be her friend so I could care for him like I always had. I was so happy to be able to do that again, to see his handsome smile and adorable mannerisms. But I was also struck with anguish and heartbreak. I had no idea what could happen to him. I was scared because there were rumors of this member trading around in USD. I was scared because it meant Oddwin could be traded or, even worse, deleted at any moment. Every day I was anxious for his future. This took a toll on me.
At one point, she made a thread taking offers on her rare pets—nearly all having come from Kaelizilla’s account. My best friend, May, exchanged contact information with her at some point and she became my biggest advocate. May did everything in her power to convince that new member to trade Oddwin to me, but to no avail.
In May of 2017, the member made a thread announcing a rehoming for her rarest pets—five gorgeous oddstats by the names of Oddrey, Oddelia, Oddilla, Oddina, and of course Oddwin. I applied because even though it seemed like a shady situation, I had to remain hopeful that this could be the chance to finally own him. I ended up making the Top Five in this rehoming. I felt closer and closer to the possibility of bringing him home. I was nervous, but excited. I didn’t know what to believe because there was so much drama surrounding this member and her existence, but from the conversations May showed me with her, it seemed like this rehoming was legit. And so I kept all my fingers and toes crossed.
But in June of 2017, not a month after the rehoming was opened, the member deleted the thread without a word. Everyone was confused and some were shocked. I was shattered. I had no idea what had happened. I came to find out that she had received negative commentary on each of the Top Five members and therefore had decided to shut the whole thing down.
During the few months prior to this, I had been growing close to Mely, a well-known member that I’d just never gotten around to talking to before. Like I did with my friend group at the time, I expressed to her how I was feeling all throughout those challenging times. I recounted to her my history with Oddwin, and Mely sincerely felt for me. I knew there wasn’t anything she could do about it, but I at least appreciated her lending me an ear during the struggle. She really cared about me and that alone meant the world.
Not a few days after the rehoming was deleted, at almost one o’clock in the morning, I got a message from Mely on Skype. I didn’t think anything of it, because that’s usually when we’d talkl. We started chatting like any other time, something about whether or not we felt sleepy. Out of nowhere, she said something along the lines of, “I’m sorry, but you won’t be able to sleep after this.” I was immediately horrified because I knew from her and May that the new member was trying to trade her pets. But to my utter shock, Mely sent me Oddwin’s sale link.
My heart was pounding and I couldn’t stop shaking. I couldn’t believe this was happening. I was so deep in disbelief that I thought I was dreaming. I had waited eight excruciating years for this boy to come home, and here he finally was. I couldn’t believe it. There was no way it was real.
But it is. Reality has set in. I can breathe and I can smile. I feel so complete with him in my home. I feel so blissfully happy. My boy is home and he’s finally mine. He’s finally safe in a home where he will be loved, appreciated, cherished, and cared for every single day for the rest of his days. He will finally have all that he deserves ♥ My heart is whole.
TL;DR: I fostered this boy (named “Here to abuse”) in 2009. Eventually he was sent to The Shelter, I couldn’t afford his adoption fee, and soon after stats were created. He became an oddstat. Obviously he was purchased instantly and traded around homes. I messaged every owner explaining my story, but no one cared. He was frozen on an account for many years before suddenly being transferred to a new one. Like always, I explained my story to no avail. Eventually this member held a rehoming for her oddstats, but the thread was randomly deleted a month later. That member ended up taking offers on her pets, and somehow my friend was able to purchase Sully for me ♥ So here he is.
There are many people I need to thank in this section. I have been chasing after this handsome boy for over eight years. It has been arduous and filled with suffering, but there are people in my life who never stopped believing in me. Somehow, they had faith I would bring him home and that he’d be mine one day. So here I am finally saying thank you for all they’ve done for me.
First and foremost, I have to give the biggest thanks to the girl who did absolutely everything in her power to try to bring Sully home to me. Thank you, May, for your undying support in the long fight for this boy. Thank you for never giving up on me and even putting my greatest dream ahead of your own. You kept me hopeful day in and day out, no matter what. I have never had someone sacrifice themselves so much for me when expecting nothing in return. Thank you for being the most amazing friend I could ever ask for. I love you ♥
Thank you to the squad: Danny, Del, Hayley, Liv, and Tam ♥ All of your encouragement, loyalty, and strength made an incredible difference in my life. Y’all wanted nothing more than to see Sully finally come home and your love for me during trying times really kept me hopeful. I don’t know what I would’ve done without y’all to talk to about what was happening. Thank you for sharing my pain and my excitement. I couldn’t be happier to have y’all in my life to share all these moments with :’)
Last, but certainly not least, the greatest thank you to Mely who is the entire reason why Sully is finally here ♥ You did something that was so unimaginable that it shook me to my core… My heart was beating straight out of my chest. I’m crying now as I write this because the shock has passed and I’ve realized this is real. Sully is mine… and being able to say that is unbelievable. Up until this point, it would’ve all just been another dream. But you made it come true, Mel ♥ Thank you for changing my life and giving me the love of my life. It has been a long and indescribably hard 8-year journey, but it is over now. All thanks to you. There aren’t enough words to explain how grateful I am to you. Just… thank you ♥