This is the story behind getting my puppy. Saturday morning I drove my roommate to work and ran a few errands. As I was headed home I stopped at Petsmart to see if any adoptions were going on. The sweetest little puppy was cuddled up next to a dog in a sweater looking for warmth. She had the sweetest disposition. As I was thinking about how much I wanted a dog, this dog, a girl walked up holding the puppy’s sister. She had talked to the supervisor and found that they are Australian Shepherds and about eight weeks old. The one I was looking at was deaf and her sister was deaf and blind. They were rescued by a group called Ohana Animal Rescue that takes animals from shelters that are on the list to be euthanized. After multiple phone calls, texts, and new friendships, she was mine. I renamed her Bandit and her sister was renamed Keller by her new mom. Today was Bandit’s first full day at my place and she is doing very well. She is figuring out the lay of the land faster than I anticipated. The next battle is potty training! Bandit loves to snuggle and take naps. She snores as well, but it sounds like a little kitten purr.
I am so excited to train her useful and important things as well as being able to watch her true personality shine through. Pictures and possibly video to soon follow!
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal.”—C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves