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So I’ve told you all about my fabulous furry brood many, many times :) I’ve also explained how they were all rescued from bad situations. But I don’t think I’ve shared just how much they have done rescue me right back. You see I am the type of person that likes my personal space. In public I’m happy and bubbly and outgoing but I can’t be “on” like that all of the time. Being at home alone is a great thing for me. BUT I don’t like being alone, alone. You get what I’m saying?
Just a few months ago I was all by myself trying to get my home ready to put on the market. Just in case anyone had problems with cat allergies my kitties were packed up and sent to live in Houston with my parents, where they still are until Thanksgiving. I had a really, really hard time deciding whether or not I should take Ollie, my rescued spaniel of some sort. We keep getting different breeds from different veterinarians – no two have agreed quite yet :)
You see brand new carpet was laid down in the bedrooms and the backyard was full of red dirt. That’s right, sticky, bright and awful red clay that stains and does not come out. So, did I bring Ollie with me and risk it? Or did I go alone and not have to worry about it? In the end I decided that I would just be super vigilant, cleaning his paws every time he crossed that backdoor threshold even if there was hardly any chance at all of anything actually being on his feet.
It was hard at first, Ollie didn’t want me messing with him. He wanted to run in and get excited and rub all over the bed or the sofa and I was making him stand there for no good reason! In the end, he got used to it and I think he actually loves the attention now. He’ll calmly allow me to pick up all of his paws and wipe them with a towel and that makes rainy days these days not so bad!
I don’t think not bringing him ever could have possibly happened. Lately things have been stressful. I’m worried about the health of my family and the expenses of taking on such a big move. One day it was just too much for me and I broke. I started sobbing and Ollie was right there. He climbed up into my lap and put his head on my shoulder and let out a big sigh. It was exactly what I needed. I latched onto him and he let me for a good long stretch until I had my cry and got it over with.
So now, looking back, I think that on that car ride up to Oklahoma I would have turned right back around to get my best buddy because we go together. Where I go, Ollie goes. Except elevators… he ain’t having any of that up and down tin can nonsense!
Pet adoption is an amazing, amazing thing. There are so many creatures big and small, whether they purr or bark, that need someplace to call home. They need somebody’s lap to curl up in and love when the whole world is crashing down around them. If you’re considering bringing on a furry family member please go to your local PetSmart store between November 13-15 to check out the many animals in your area that are in need of a home. Please check out see some of the adoptable pets and find the PetSmart Charities adoption centers you can visit. You may find an animal to rescue and bring into your home or you just might find a furry friend to rescue you. If you adopt, please share your story and encourage other potential pet owners to see if adopting a pet is right for them, too!
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