Posted in Doggies on 16. Jun, 2012
I remember sitting at my dining room table one morning, drinking my coffee, staring out the window. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed movement. I turned to look and it was a dad and his son. Tagging along behind was a dachshund. I kind of felt a pain in my heart. I was having a rough time in my life and I felt like I was ready for another dog.
Millie kind of fell into my lap. She was a rescue and the smallest of three survivors from a neglect case. She was like having a baby. I would get up several times at night and feed her. I was working for an organization at the time that allowed me to bring her to work with me, so I would take her. I had some towels bunched together and she would lie there… curled up in a tiny ball.
It was three months later that I adopted Riley……
I was at PetSmart one day, I can’t remember what for, and a dog that was there with a rescue caught my eye. I kept going over to check her out. She was adorable. I left and went home. I sat there for about two hours thinking about her. So, I finally decided I was going to get her but by the time I got there she had already been adopted out. Bummer. However, there were still some dogs there. There were four smaller, younger dogs… siblings. I walked over and the one little girl came right to me. I’m not sure why this was the day that I had to bring another dog home but I really thought Millie could use a friend, a partner in crime, so I told the lady that she was the one I wanted to adopt. It’s like fate happened.
I had always been use to the unconditional love of one dog but now I had two. To watch them play together was spectacular. Both of them brought so much joy to my life. It’s really not easy to find the words to describe it. Several years later we adopted Kiko. She was adopted from the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana in 2009, which was also the year I battled illness after illness. I was hospitalized 5 times, I think, that year. It made me feel better to have them around. She was a snuggle bunny when I got home and I am sure she has something to do with me getting better!
We kept telling ourselves that 2 was the limit but now we had 3. I started wondering if I was going to be the crazy dog lady. It turns out I was but not for having 3 dogs! LOL!
With three dogs I make sure that each one gets equal time. They all make me smile everyday. If I am sick they lie in bed with me and don’t make a peep unless I move. It’s like they know I am not feeling well and so they are silent and just want to be near me. Riley lets me use her like a body pillow. I wrap my arms around her and she is still unless I move.
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