Photo Comments Age: 5 Years Sex: Male
Leave a bone for Raisen
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November 13th 2010
Run as fast as possible in circles, play with his toys, annoy his Mommy
Not being the center of attention at all times
Any toy his Best friend Scooby Gave him.
Next door to see Scooby
I have a new dog already. I did not think I would find one that quick, but I did! I knew I wanted another dog. Though I also knew it wasn't going to be just any dog. Jun Jun happened as if fate had intervened and put him right in our lives. The second I heard about him, I knew he was right for us. When I actually got him, our bond was instant. The way it unfolded from the very moment I heard about him seems like it was planned.
When he passed I decided that no matter how long it took, I would get a dog when that same connection happened. I knew I would have the same feeling as I did with Jun Jun. I would know when I found it, but it had to be just right. I could never look for it, it would just happen.
The Saturday after Jun Jun passed away, my sister and mom thought it would be good to go and see some doggies. Animal lovins always makes everything better, so I agreed to go. But before we left, I made it clear I was not looking for a dog, and the likelihood of finding one that day was slim.
By 4pm we had seen close to 40 dogs of all sizes and age. Of them all I had a connection with one, unfortunately her rescue is well known for being impossible to adopt from (they denied a family because they were involved in a reality show). Given what I have heard from others, as well as what the rescue itself has said, I knew my application wouldn't get approved. I realized through out the day that my living and employment situation was going to be an issue with some rescues. I have always believed in rescuing over purchasing animals, and I understand the importance of screening applicants (but some of rescues practice outright discrimination in their adoptions). My mom didn't even know that places required applications and references in order to adopt, she thought it was like a pet store. There was a lot of debate over rescuing versus breeders and pet stores while we drove around. My sister ended up finding a pet store that was 10 minutes away. Generally I don't patron puppy stores, they tend to have shady practices and work with puppy mills. With all the talk about adoption and how hard it was going to be, I was feeling defeated and a little sad. So I agreed to stop by the store.
Maybe it was fate that I was worn down and disillusioned over the rescues, because after looking at the puppies, I agreed to "meet" some of them. There were 4 or 5 I wanted to meet. After the 2nd pup I didn't have to meet anymore. He was a 2 pound Yorkshire terrier that walked right onto my lap the minute he was in the room. He looked up with this tiny little face that had this stupid little nose, and I was in love. Here he was, The same feeling, the same connection, and something I didn't see at the time. I'm a bit nutty I realize this, but I believe that Jun Jun was there with us when we met Raisen. I didn't realize the connection between them until later. It was a week or so later, I was writing about the day I picked up Jun Jun. When It hit me, Raisen climbed into my lap exactly like Jun Jun did when I first met him. Sure it seems like an insignificant detail, but to me it gives me reason to believe that Jun Jun was with us. He knew I would need something to show me that this was the right dog for me. Jun Jun was the only one that knew it was how he crawled into my lap that first day that sealed the bond between us. He knew that was how I would know again. I have gone over that day and of all the dogs we saw, Raisen was the only one who sat in my lap at all. Like I said Maybe I'm nuts, but I'm sticking to it.
There was a small problem though: the prices these pet stores charge for puppies, I could never afford his price tag. Thankfully the little guy made quite an impression on all of us, because without wasting a breath my sister and mom decided to buy him for me. I resisted...but not that much. Again some fate came into play, I went outside while they paid, He was much more expensive than we thought. If I had known the full cost before they paid, the little bugger wouldn't be laying on me right now. They put out a lot of money for him.
I also firmly believe Jun Jun is raisen's guardian angel. And I am sure I bored you enough so I'll spare you the events and reasons I am so sure.
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