October 24th 2011 9:31 am
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It has been one year since Mom adopted me from the shelter!! I was estimated two years at time so now I am 3!!!
Mom had been looking for a dog for a while, but hadn't gotten too serious about adopting one yet. Her previous dog passed away the February before and she said there is something big missing in her life and she just needed another best friend. It has always been a dream of hers to have a dog of her own, that she can train and care for.
Mom was first looking for a cute puppy that she could train easily. But in recent events of her Sister-in-law looking to adopt a dog, Mom decided to look more into it too. She contacted one or two she thought were cute but wasn't sure about them.
But when she saw pictures of me she was so curious! Obviously he is a boarder collie, but in one of the pictures he is the same size of the dachshund next to him. She emailed the shelter to ask about him only to find he is not at all a puppy, that he was a dachshund/papillon cross that is already 2 years old!! She just had to meet me to see for herself.
A week or two later on a day exactly a year from now the lady of the shelter brought shy little me to my new Mom's house.
I was very scared of my new Mom. I didn't want to go near her, I curled up with the shelter lady and refused to leave her side. Mom and the shelter lady talked. I wanted to be as close to the shelter lady at this point because my new Mom wanted me to come to her! After meeting my new Mom from the security of the shelter lady, she handed me over to my new Mom and left.
It took a few days to get adjusted to my new Mom. I wouldn't let her pet me or come anywhere near me. But soon enough I decided she was trustworthy and from that point on I stuck to her side like glue.
Its been a year since that point, and some say I've made it a long way since then. I have to admit I am still super shy, I walk with more confidence now though, I go up to people offering me treats (usually) and even some without, I let grandma take me out for walks, etc... I also know how to sit, lay down and shake a paw Where before I knew none of the above. I am fine with people and dogs if they don't pay any attention to me, I only want to meet them on my own terms.
I now live with two cats! I don't like it when they join me on Mom's bed, I would prefer them to come up on my terms, but they never listen. I love to play with these guys, other then Mom they are my best friends. The only ones I will play around with more then willingly.
I still have a ways to go, but guess what!! Mom and I have 10 or more years to work and play together. And Mom loves me very much! (I love her too).
Now I am unofficially 3!!
Mom says she has a treat for me later today, and hopefully we'll get a chance to go for a nice walk too!! If not, Mom promises plenty of nice walks later this week.
Thanks for reading my adoption story. :)
Thanks Redford for the awesome Gotcha Picture.
And thank you Chewbacca, Princess Leia and family for the heart.
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Happy Gotcha Day!! So glad that you have found your furever home with your Mom! Many more to come!!