Can you believe we're on the 19th day of July's challenge at Paula's Place? Me either!
Today's topic: Write about someone you really care about. Link up here.
...my dog, Lola.
Lola came to be with this family in November 2006. Four months prior, and just weeks apart, I had to put both of my Boston Terriers down due to different cancers. While I gave myself some time to grieve, I know too well that I am and will always be.. a dog person.
So, when I found a local Boston owner that just happened to have some puppies... I did what any dog lover would do. I went over to look. You know, I was just going to go over there to look... because you always just go look when there are puppies. It's sooooo easy to just walk away empty handed when your heart has a big empty spot just waiting to be filled by some puppy breath and a pawprint.
I looked... and I looked. I held and examined and played. I looked through them all trying to figure out which would be the ideal dog for me. I had it narrowed down to a couple primarily because of their markings. And I chose "White Cloud" because she had a heart murmur. I figured that would make her less desirable by someone else and I thought she deserved a great home regardless of a heart "condition." So, being the sweet, thoughtful dog lover that I am. I brought her home to save her... because if I'd waited through the weekend, she was going to be left outside. You see, the owners were going on vacation and I knew a cold front was moving in that very weekend. I couldn't bear the thought of MY little puppy outside and so I bought her on the spot. Here is her first day at home.
|Lola with Drew in the backyard leaf pile.|
|Me and my little puppy|
|Just look at that face! Isn't it adorable?|
|Her second day at home. She's quite the bundle of energy, no?|
|Josh was home sick and she slept with him on the couch.|
|And slowly she started to grow... and so did the love in our hearts.|