If you guys have read some of my reviews you may notice if there is any kind of animal whatsoever I am going to be in love with that animal. Especially dogs. I just LOVE to love dogs. They are so freaking cute. I can’t help myself.
So in honor of World Animal Day I thought I would tell a silly story about how we adopted my silly baby girl, Anna.
My hubby and I were at the mall one day when he says vehemently “Do NOT turn around!”
Well now, what is a girl to do BUT turn around, right? I mean come on! Reverse psychology is in use here. I am going to do the exact opposite of everything he says, especially if he says it like he did the above statement. It makes me wonder, why should I NOT turn around. Is there some kind of sexy guy or some girl all jazzed up? I mean we do live in a college town for goodness sakes, anything can happen. So, I turn around.
And what do I see but a pet appreciation day from the pound. They don’t call them pounds here but you get my gist, shelter or whatever. This particular shelter is trying so hard to become a no kill shelter but people continuously bring in pets and they are at capacity. This shelter even has horses! Boy oh boy if I had the room, yes I would get a horse! But, as it is I saw the cages of puppies, all lined up in a row just waiting for someone to love them!!
Now we already have two dogs but I’m a sucker for cute faces, what can I say? We played with these pups for over an hour. I sat down and Anna came and sat in my lap. OK I was just totally adopted! I wanted to get a little guy that was very shy and I was so worried for him but there is no way we could bring home TWO pups when we already have two and live in a tiny house.
Plus I really did want a lap puppy!!! She is so freaking adorable and she’s definitely a momma’s girl which makes me even happier. So, we didn’t necessarily adopt her but she definitely came home with us. She is my little lap baby which is nice in a house where you have a Weimerener who loves to chew up your shoes, the more expensive the better, and a Collie/German Shepherd who thinks he owns the place and is so soft but refuses to sit on my lap. He will deign to sit near me, however. That is unless I leave the house. Then all hell will break loose. Did I say we have a little house? Where pillows are constantly being torn apart and couches chewed on, and yes, my shoes! When we return they are all kinds of loving and apologize for the tornado that they caused and attack the broom while I sweep.
Dogs… I just really can’t get enough!
When we say our animals are like our babies, we mean it!! I’d have at least four pups by now if we had a bigger yard! For now, I’m a happy momma.
More great animals for World Animal Day!!
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The World Animal Day Hop is being sponsored by Terri Giuliano Long and David M. Brown. Terri is the author of best-selling novel In Leah’s Wake, while David is the author of The Elencheran Chronicles.