Jul 25, 2012

Camera Shy

This is Lexi.

I adopted her in April but have had a hard time getting a non-blurry photo of her. I was finally able to snap a few this weekend.
I went to an adoption fair just to test myself.  I really didn't think I was ready for another dog.  Since Hope passed away, I felt like I didn't want any other dog, I just wanted Hope back.  A part of me felt like even considering another dog was being disloyal to her memory.  She was so special to me and her passing left such a huge hole in my heart.
But another part of me can't help but think about and feel for all the dogs out there that deserve good homes--that are just waiting for some kindness.
And I also know that I am someone who needs a dog in my life.

I walked around the whole circuit that the people putting on the fair had set up.  There were a lot of cute dogs--puppies and grown dogs.  I stopped to pet a few, but I began to think that maybe I was right, I just wasn't ready.

Lexi was the last dog in the room.  She came right over and I just knew she was the right dog for me.

I filled out an application and a few days later, I went to pick her up from the shelter.

When I got there, the man let her out of her crate and she came right over to me.  She walked right out the door with me and hopped into the car, never looking back.  The guy was a little surprised too.  He said, "It's like she knows you."

She is a sweet, sweet girl.  Quirky and lovable in her own way.

She had a rough start to her life, but that is all in the past now.

Now, she is finally home.


Laurie said...

She is definitely a sweetie! You two deserve each other.

Eileen said...

Thanks Laur!

Clint said...

So glad you found each other. I didn't remember the part about her coming right to you and hopping in the car.
Meant to be.