- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
DH and I just adopted our very first fur (dog) baby! We’ve both grown up with pets, but since entering into adulthood, neither of us have had a pet of our own due to life demands and knowing we wouldn’t have the time for one.
Now that we’re married, we’re moved and settled, we went to our local SPCA to adopt a dog. First of all, talk about HEARTBREAKING. DH wouldn’t even take his sunglasses off so he could hide his tears (he’s a big animal softy, one of many things I love about him!). We wanted to take them ALL home, especially the older ones who’d been at the shelter nearly too long. 🙁
We wanted to get a dog that didn’t have too terrible of a history or issues because we’re a military family – moving is hard on everyone, but especially a pet who has other anxiety issues.
The girl we got is just the sweetest thing! They say she’s a lab mix but she actually looks and acts a lot like a whippet. Something happened to her right eye as well, so she only sees out of one eye. The SPCA said she was left abandoned outside of the shelter; they know nothing of her history. She’s about 3 years old.
For the most part, she is incredibly well-behaved and rather ‘normal’ considering she must have had some trauma in her past (her eye and abandonment as evidence). She can be a bit skittish, but she’s obedient, smart, sweet, and cuddly. She has no issues with men that we’ve seen (she loves my husband), loves kids and strangers alike. We got really lucky.
DH and I were wondering what her past was and then thought… maybe we’d rather not know. She is just so sweet I can’t imagine how anyone could mistreat her or abandon her, and it breaks my heart to think about it!
If you adopted or rescued your baby, do you know his/her history? If not, do you wish you did, or are you happy being in the dark and giving him/her all your love?
And, just so you can all see her beautiful, sweet face, here is Abbey!