When Daughter turned 16, she wanted a dog. And, considering the kind heart she has, she wanted to rescue one and give it a FOREVER HOME. After many weeks of searching, we discovered a wonderful rescue organization online: OK Yorkie Rescue. They work specifically with small breeds, and soon we found an adorable fuzzy face pictured there. We fell in love instantly!
Wally knows everything about being a dog. From tag wagging to sit or stay or fetch, Wally knows his stuff. While he loves to ride in the car, he doesn’t mind having the house to himself if everyone has to go to work. And in addition to an occasional kiss, Wally’s specialty is what we call a “hug.” He will come and press his cheek against yours. It just melts my heart!
Well, the years passed. Daughter left for college, and Wally stayed home with me and Hubby. Three years later, Daughter took an Internship 1500 miles away. That turned into a full-time position, and she was finally ready for Wally to join her. Here he is as a South Carolina dog. (Not s0 fuzzy, but still adorable.)
I’ll admit something else: I thought it would be nice to be pet-free for a while.
But Hubby and I were miserable.
There’s just something about the unconditional love and joy that greets you after a long day at work when you share your home with a dog.
Wally left for South Carolina one Christmas, and we planned to get a new dog the next summer. But soon, we were on the hunt again because there was something huge missing from our lives. And by March, we’d found Jett through the same rescue group.
Meet Jett. (Cue the fuzzy face)
Jett is the direct opposite of Wally. Oh, he’s got the tail-wagging thing down, but his version of “fetch” consists of chasing the thrown toy and running away with it. He cries if you leave him home alone – even if someone is in the next room. If he thinks he didn’t get to go, he sounds like a hormonal moose. And what dog do you know who barks at TV? He fusses at TV dogs, horses and even criminals pictured on the news.
But the most amazing thing about Jett is his tongue. I really believe it’s too big for his mouth. And he’d spend all day offering rescue dog kisses if you’d let him.
Okay, there will be those who will tell me to avoid dog kisses at all costs. I understand. But Jett’s foster mom tells me that he never kissed anyone at her home in the month she had him. And he was licking my hand while I drove him home the first day. So, to me, his kisses are an indication that he knows he is in his forever home.
Most of all, Jett is now my inspiration. I’m exploring the idea of a children’s book with Jett as my star. Stay tuned as I play with various mediums for illustrations.
Action Plan: I’d love to hear YOUR ideas for a children’s book starring these 2 lovable fuzzy faces. What kinds of trouble do you see in their future?
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