For those who don’t nose, yesterday was my Gotcha Day! 12 years ago huMom & I found each other. HuMom has said many times, she will never forget that day. Dot & Jerry Underfoot meowed out loud for us to tell the story. CEO Olivia here to yap our story for both you & them.
The shelter was small & filled to capacity with many good barking dogs; all trying to get attention. All trying to find their forever humans who would fall in love with them, take them home & treat them as pawt of the furmily.
I was one of the lucky ones. Although I was still a young pup, I had been there for months. And dogspite my smaller size (many of the dogs there were much larger than me) I repeatedly jumped to the top of the cage which was not that large but reached the ceiling. I barked & barked until finally huMom came in, walked over & read my ID card. Back then my name was Molly. She said calmly, “Molly, sit.” I sat like a good girl. Then she said, “I’ll be right back Molly.” Confused I sat waiting.
When she returned she was with one of the attendants & holding a leash. Appawrently, she was there to find a furiend for Mickey Moo Moo Man a large beautiful white shephard. HuMom & Moo Moo had recently lost Destabella. They were both still grieving & huMom was concerned for Moo Moo; he was older & not used to being the only dog. He & Destabella had been together since huMom found her at 5 weeks old in the cold winter snow.
Moo Moo, huMom & I went for a walkie which gave us some time to sniff & meet each other. I was pawsitively thrilled to be out of the shelter & smelling fresh air. Moo Moo was gentle & seemed happy to have a little buddy to pawtect. All was wagnificent & huMom signed the adoption papers. Before I left the shelter for good I was micro chipped & given my vaccine boosters.
On the way home huMom stopped for pizza which she shared with Moo Moo & I. We had another little walkie before being seat belted in & on our way again. It was a long drive & I will admit; I was somewhat nervous. HuMom put on soft music & every so often assured me everything was ok. We were going home.
There was another stop…..huMom learned that day that I suffered from car sickness. She never did get that stain out of the back seat carpet. From then on I sat in the front with a large orange tarp wrapped around my seat & covering the floor of the car. She always had a stack of towels & blankets in the trunk ready for a quick clean up.
Finally we arrived home. Moo Moo & I walked around the property. I met GG aka Puff Piggy G & MiG my new pigtastic pot bellied pig brothers & the furbulous feline Poppy. A small muscle bound orange tabby who seemed to rule the house. He had a special fondness for me dogspite my uneasiness around all cats. Poppy loved to sleep with me & often slept on my back with his paws & chin on my head. He also loved to give me massages that I didn’t really want, bol.
Once inside the house huMom took off my harness & I ran around the open space before jumping on the bed. I sat there looking out the big window feeling I had arrived. HuMom came over, took off the gnarly pink collar I wore at the shelter & said, “You’re home Olivia.”
Have a pawsome week, CEO Olivia, Dot & Jerry Underfoot 💜
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