Wednesday, April 13, 2011

An adoption story: When you fall in l♥ve - color doesn't matter...(Jessie's legacy)

Did you know that large, black, middle-aged dogs are the last ones to be picked by prospective adopters (other than the elderly dogs)? Large, black, middle-aged dogs most often lose their lives, or languish for months, in shelters because they are not fancy or pocket-sized or a puppy.

Do you remember my friend, Cindy? Her best furend, Jessie, completed her Circle of Life at the end of last year. Cindy and I share the belief that 'adoption is the only option' when you're looking for a four-footed family member. A couple of months ago, after a period of deep mourning for Jessie, Cindy set out to find a large, black, older dog to adopt. She was ready for a new walking partner to explore the rivers, lakes and woods of northern Michigan.

Magnet on the rescue group's van
With that said, I wish to share with you a blossoming l♥ve story - a happy ending - and - a new beginning that I was  invited to share with a good friend.
Misha arrives to meet her new momma (Gaylord, Michigan)
A little insecurity
Getting to know you
I think I'm bein' 'dopted
Not dog-less, not homeless, anymore
First walk (St. Ignace, Michigan rest stop)




Cindy and Misha met each other through Few Steps From Home Animal Rescue in Bay City, Michigan. I was thrilled to be included at such a special time in both of their lives.

National Canine Cancer Foundation

13 comments:

JackDaddy said...

You're right! That WAS a happy ending! :)

MAXMOM IN SA said...

I'm smiling from ear to ear. I'm wishing Cindy and Misha a wonderful life together. How wonderful that you have been part of this story. Please send my love to them...and encourage her to start blogging, so that we can follow the tale. :)
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My smile will be with me fur the day and then some!

Khongrats!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Mom

Jake of Florida said...

We don't know who we're happier for: Misha for being adopterated. Or Cindy, for celebrating her love for Jesse by expanding that love with Misha.

Thank you for sharing the story!

Wirey love,

Jake, Just Harry, and Mom, Joan

houndstooth said...

I remember that feeling of finding a new dog after losing one! It's such an overwhelming mix of emotions. I'm glad you got to go and see the wonderful beginning of Misha's new story! She looks like a beautiful girl!

Frankie Furter said...

I really LOVE that Look Out LIFE here I come thingy.


I have NEVER understood the black dog thingy... In fact I had never even heard of this until a couple of years ago..

I think black dogs are BEAUTIFUL!!

Noodles said...

We had a black lab mix when I was growing up and even today I have a special place in my heart for black dogs.
Great story of love.
Happy Life to Misha and the rest of her furever family.
Love Noodles's Mommy #2

KB said...

When we had labs of all three colors, we always noticed that people gravitated first to our yellow lab, second to our chocolate, and last to our black. We figured that the darker the color, the more scary a dog looks to people.

Thanks for the happy story.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

May Misha and Cindy have a long healthy and happy life together filled with all things wonderful! And special blessings to Cindy for choosing the often overlooked! This made our day!

Amber-Mae said...

Beautiful story, great ending! I am so happy for them both.

ForPetsSake said...

Awww! She looks just like my Nyxie! I've never understood the passing by of black dogs. We went actively looking for an all black dog b/c we love them so much. Thanks for sharing this story with us - I can't wait to hear more as their love deepens. No doubt it's a wonderful match :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My heart is filled with smiles.
This story is the best,,, and I wish
Misha and Cindy so much happiness together. This was a very special story of new beginnings and hearts healing.
I just knew this was going to be a dream come true.. for both,
love
tweedles

Sam said...

We love a happy story!

Sam