14 years ago yesterday was my Gotcha Day. WOW how time has flown by. Here is the brief story how I came into my MOM's life and my forever home.
MOM went into a Petco to get some rocks for her Leopard Lizards. When she walked in she saw all these puppies and doggies for adoption through New Hope Foundation, I was one of them. She just walked on by. It had been over two years since her beloved Pete went to the Rainbow Bridge.
That's Pete, a 140 pound Lab/Great Dane mix
Mom got her rocks and walked back up front. A volunteer with New Hope noticed MOM glance at me and asked if she would like to take me for a walk. MOM said "No", that she was not interested in getting a dog. The lady kept talking to MOM about New Hope and asked again if MOM wanted to take me for a walk. So MOM said "Sure". After the walk MOM gave me back and walked to the back of the store. She called a friend of hers and MOM said, "Do you think it is time?" That's all the words my MOM got out when her friend said, "Michelle it is time you opened your heart to another dog." WHAT?!!! MOM did not say anything about what it was time for. So MOM walked back up front and said she would take me home. The lady gave MOM my leash then told MOM that my adoption fee was $600 (on account that I came from a very good blood line of show dogs, whatever that means). MOM then handed the leash back and said she could not afford that. She gave me a kiss on my head and started to walk away. Then the lady talk to MOM some more about stuff and it turned out that she lived down the street form a couple of kids in my MOM's youth group, "Oh your that Michelle" she said. They talk a bit more about MOM's kids, and dogs and stuff. Then MOM turned to leave and the lady put my leash in my MOM's hand and said, "He is yours. You two belong together." With tears in her eyes my MOM took my leash and I went to my forever home and life could not be more blessed for both of us. Just think of it, for the first 6 months of my life I was abandoned TWICE by two different people. Butt the 14 years since then have more than made up for being abandoned. Just the car ride home with my MOM made up for it.
My MOM took this photo of me with Alane on the 2nd day I was with MOM. I was attending a staff meeting at church. MOM calls this photo, "You probably wonder why I have called you all here." Hehhehe. Would you just look at me. Good thing I grew into my ears and collar. Some say MOM rescued me, and that would be true. Butt MOM says I rescued her. The lady from New Hope was right, we belong together and I would add we were meant to be together ,of that there is no doubt.