(Me, sleeping on a human bed. All I can say is, I’VE BEEN MISSING OUT!!!)
I’ve been home for three wonderful months. The shelter days seem like a long time ago. Everyone says I have made so much progress! I am proud that they are pleased with me. Had I not been adopted, I literally don’t know where I would be today. I don’t know if the shelter has a time limit, and I was there 6 months as it was. I love my family, and try very hard to be a good dog!
Mom and I woke up really early the other day. So after everyone else left, we decided to take a little rest – Mom in her bed, and me on my bed. I was really exhausted and fell asleep a lot faster than Mom. I started having an absolutely horrible dream about the past, in the days before the shelter, even. Mom heard me crying in my sleep and called to me to come up to the bed with her. I didn’t want to go. You know how I feel (felt) about Human Beds. They were terrible places with strangling blankets. I gave a couple of false starts and started giving Mom “the eyes”. Mom patted the bed nevertheless and cooed to me in a soft voice. Thinking, “This is it!” I jumped on the bed and gingerly settled down. Mom started to pet me and I thought, “Wait a minute – this is IT!”
Holy Moley, have I been missing out! I love it!! So soft and snuggly next to my special person. Needless to say, I had the nap of my LIFE.
At bedtime, I eagerly looked at Mom to see if the performance was going to be repeated. Sure enough, she patted the covers with a, “Come on up, girl!” Dad walked into the bedroom and immediately started to splutter. I don’t know what Mom said to convince Dad, but I’ve slept with them every night since. I think Mom is sleeping better, too!
I saw this image on Facebook and I thought it was very powerful. Given that I am commemorating my 3 month anniversary of adoption, I thought I’d post it:
If you can, rescue a dog. If you can’t, sponsor one at your local shelter to help it get adopted faster!
Happy 3 Months!
Woof! Love, Maggie