April 24th 2010 3:47 pm
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It's a long time ago since I was adopted! I went to the Bridge in June 2005.
Let me see, it was almost 10 years ago!
I was abandoned at a Boarding Kennel of all places. Sheesh, my First Mother dropped me off one day and then she moved all the way out West somewhere! The kind Kennel owners found a Rescue Lady who paid a portion of my Kennel fees and came and walked me a couple times a week. The Rescue Lady had quite a few dogs already (over 10, but under 20) and I think if she added me, that would have put her over the edge from "Rescuer" to "Hoarder" so I stayed at the Kennel.
Meanwhile, Mom and Dad were "between dogs." Mom was 7 months pregnant and dog was she huge! (Little Lad was a big baby, who knew he'd turn out to be such a weenie little runt considering his birth size.) Mom was insistent that she did not want a dog until "after the baby was born."
Boy was I lucky! Mom was out at the Zoo with Middle Lad and Dad happened to come home from work early. DAD answered the phone when a friend called and said he had heard about ME, Tyler, at the Kennel, and how much I was like Mom and Dad's Old Dog. Mom came home from the Zoo and Dad just piled everyone back in the car to go look at me!
Once at the Kennel, Dad walked back, and came out with Me on a leash to meet Mom and Middle Lad. I looked nothing like Samson. Samson was a grey and white wolf hybrid and I was some kind of white/brown Shepherd. I guess Dad decided he was over-ruling Mom's "wait until after the baby is born" command because next thing I knew I was being loaded into the Family Car. Barely Five Minutes passed between the time the Subaru pulled into the parking lot and the time it left with ME, Tyler. On the way home Mom and Dad stopped at the Pet store to get supplies.
Meanwhile, Oldest Lad was away for about two weeks. Mom and Dad said NOTHING to him in their phone calls and never let Middle Lad talk to him for fear of giving away the secret. On the day Oldest Lad was set to come home, everyone went to the Airport, including Me. Middle Lad and Mom went inside to meet Oldest Lad. Dad and I stayed in the car as it was too hot to leave me in the car with the car shut up. Then when Mom, Middle Lad and Oldest Lad came out of the Airport, Dad drove up to pick everyone up.
Oldest Lad got into the car and there I was! He was shocked! We were instant friends.
When I was adopted my family was told I was about 3 to 5 years old. In reality I was probably well over 8 years old. Mom said I was such a great dog that she never regretted adopting me as a "Senior" and only having just under 5 years with me.
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