So, as most of you know, I am in love with animals. I always have been, and I always will be. When I was younger, if there wasn’t any kids to play with, I would just play with the nearest dog or cat for hours. I have been anticipating the date where I can finally adopt a dog of my own. I have been planning to adopt a boxer puppy the last couple of months, but I have always said to myself “when I see the perfect dog, I will just know.”
My boyfriend Macklin and I went to Wright-Way Rescue yesterday, my place of work, to take pictures and walk dogs. Just a normal day to me. We do this when it’s nice out and feel like we need a “dog fix.”
When we got there, I went down the line of our kennel deciding to who take out first. I stopped at the end to find a beautiful dog named Lexi. They say it only takes .5 seconds to fall in love, and I’m pretty sure I just witnessed it for myself. I looked down at her to her beautiful spots, and I laughed out loud when I saw her grinning. Yes, literally grinning with teeth and all ( I’ve realized she does this when she is excited).
Macklin and I took her out of her cage, and she was calm as could be. The more time I spent with her, my heart was breaking. I knew I couldn’t adopt for another month because of my housing situation, and I knew someone would snatch her up once they spent time with her.
I decided to text my boss Christy to tell her my situation. I was just expecting her to say she was sorry. I left the shelter nearly with tears in my eyes. I decided I should just forget about her and focus my love for her to try and find her a good home. I know all animals will most likely find a good home, but I knew I could give her the life she deserved.
When I got home an hour later, I finally received a respond from my boss. She said “If you really want her and are willing to help give her extra walks, we can hold her … You do so much for WWR.” I was jumping up and down with excitement knowing I could actually have her. I was so excited I went back again to spend more time with her. She is just great.
She is being spayed today, so hopefully everything goes smoothly. A veterinarian is going to look at her eye as well (you can see in the picture that it is hazy.) There is a good chance it’s just a “glass” or “cracked” eye, a common feature in Catahoulas, but just want to make sure! I think it’s beautiful. Wish me luck on this new journey and to find the patience this next month as I await her coming home with me 🙂
Name still hasn’t been picked out. Any name ideas? Contenders are: Juno, Dolly, and Mazie.