~ Nine years ago today, I first met and held this beautiful girl, who was a pup at the time and who ‘came home’ a week later. She has become one of the greatest loves of my life. My child, my heart and soul mate, my sunshine. I utterly adore her and am eternally grateful we found our way to each other. Although it was our first physical meeting that day, I am sure we already knew each other. The first time I held her, she calmly placed her head against mine and her tail wagged so beautifully. Pure love and joy in both our hearts. We have had conversations that some would say couldn’t have happened, but I *know* we understood each other.
I would urge any lovely people who are thinking of welcoming a dog into their hearts to please adopt. Whether you are looking for a puppy, a young or older adult or a real oldie (I’ve welcomed all of these adoptions over the years), there will be a suitable dog out there if you look, are patient and remain open hearted and open minded about who may turn out to be the right dog for you (and vice versa of course).
When our next rescue dog came along, he was not a cute little puppy, but an old chap who had been left at the vets to be put down – and he was as loved and a part of our family for his time with us as any dog could be.