April 21st 2010 1:08 pm
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My mom and I are furry excited about this contest! Since I am the most recent adoptee in our home, we wanted to bark all about how pawsome adoption is!!!
First, let me give a bark out to our Humane Society - The WI Humane Society to be exact - they are the best! Every pup and kitty too, that comes to there is welcomed and loved from day one. Each pup and kitty live there until the right furmily comes along. I am furry grateful that I was lucky enough to be one of their residents.
Now fur my story....
I was born somewhere in KY. I lived there for a little over a year. Someone, I think may have loved me because they taught me how to sit and stay, how not to bark in the house, not to jump on furniture and how not to beg. What they didn't teach me, was how to play and how to be a pup.
One day, my furmily disappeared. I don't remember if someone drove me somewhere and just left me or if I left them. But someone found me and took me to a shelter. The people at the shelter did the best they could fur me and tried to find my furmily, but my furmily never came back. I waited 30 days and nothing.
Then I overheard people at the shelter saying that it was time to "put me down". Put me down? Where? I didn't know what that meant, but by the looks on their faces, it wasn't too good. They then decided to call other shelters to see if they had some room. That's when the WI Humane Society stepped in. They were furry excited to come down and pick me up.
The Welcome Waggin' drove into town and I went fur a long ride. When I got to my final destination, I was furry tired, but I listened to everyone and went into my holding suite. The vet gave me a once over and then I had an operation. When I woke up, my belly was shaved and I was a little tired, but okay. The volunteers told me my name was Maggie and escorted me to my suite and I sat real pretty and they gave me some toys to play with. I had no idea what to do with these, so I started to eat them.
A few days later, I took a ride with a couple of kitties and went to a place called PetSmart. I had a little blanket to lay on and a few toys. A lot of kids came up and tried to play with me, I gave them some kisses and just smiled at everyone that walked by.
Soon, a couple walked by. The woman stopped at the suites that had the little kitties and the man stopped by me. I looked up at him and he looked at me and there was something in his eye..... the woman then decided to walk over and I made eye contact with her. There was just something different about this couple. I couldn't quite put my paw on it, but.... the woman came and petted me and I gave her some kisses and gave her my prettiest smile ever. Then I saw the couple go and talk to the volunteer that had brought me. They kept talking and looking at me and I tried not to show my excitement, but I kept thinking, "could this be my furmily?"
I saw all three of them walk into a room and soon, they came back and the volunteer said, "good - bye Maggie". I was so excited. I stood up and they walked me through the store, letting me pick out a bed and some toys. I felt so much love! I could just see it in their eyes! I was going home!
My first day home was a little scary. I have two sisfurs, they are cats. Their names are Isabella and Tallulah. Bella liked me immediately, Tally did not. I would later learn that Tally runs the house - but that's okay. My sisfurs also came from the WI Humane Society. My mom immediately changed my name to Nikki Lou and I love it!
My pawrents noticed some things about me, first, I had no idea how to play, I do now, but I didn't then. I don't bark in the house - ever. I rarely even bark outside unless I see another pup walk by. I prefer to lay next to the couch instead of on the couch, but I do jump up every once and awhile. I don't beg fur food.
Sometimes, when I lay outside, I think back to my first year of life and wonder what happened. Did I do something wrong? I don't know, and I can't answer that, but what I do know is that I am loved. Furry much. Mom and dad say that they can't imagine life without me. My daddy takes me fur a walk everyday! Everyday! Even when it's raining, or snowing or just freezing cold! I get play time everynight and I have my furry own "sleepy" spot right next to daddy!
My life started out kind of rough, and I almost didn't get a second chance at a happy home, but through my adoption, I did! I always cross my paws that other pups waiting fur their second chance get theirs! Mommy says that they would never buy a pup or a kitty fur that matter, only adoption which is why my mommy supports several animal organizations. Like our Humane Society, Best Friends, ASPCA, Alley Cats Rescue and even Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Mom says that every creature deserves a happy and healthy life.
Which is just what I got - a second chance. Please spay/neuter your pets and support your local adoption agencies.
With much love,
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Hiya Nikki! What a beautiful grrrl you are. Glad you hopped on the Waggin train & found your furever family too. Have fun with your purry sissys. Hugs & pokes, DarlaMae