Favoritest Things Friday: My Adoption Story

Hi everybuddy! Can you believes it’s Friday already? Gosh, this week has just zoomed on by!

So I thought for my favoritest thing today, I would tell you more about how I came to be adopted. It really is one of my favoritest things. I could hear mom tell it over and overs again.

Now, you already know how I got rescued and you prolly already know a little bit about my adoption from my Very First Post and from the story my mom sent to the Animal Rescue Site. But there’s even more to it than that!

Okie doke…so after I gots to feelin’ better, my Angel Donna Fostermommy sent me to this thing called an Adoption Fair. It was at this store that sells good stuffs for doggies and kittehs. It was teensy bit scary cuz I’d never been in a place like that before and there were peoples and other doggies I didn’t know. But my puppy, Smudge, came with me so that helped a little.

On that day, my mom and dad decided they needed to gets more food for Brudder Ranger. So they stopped by this very same place that I was at! While dad was off getting the food, mom decided to go over and say hi to all the doggies.

She sat down on the floor and started petting this other doggie. (I forget his name.) And I can’t tell you why, but right off the paw, I knew that she was a sucker the one for me.

Now, mom and dad had talked about getting a brudder or sister for Brudder Ranger. But they figured it would be at least another year. And they had talked all abouts the kinda dog they wanted. My dad specially had some pretty Most Specific ideas. I told you once that my dad is a Most Great hunter. So he very much wanted a dog to go hunting with. And they both wanted a dog that was confident and outgoing and not too big and not too small and a dog that could go anywhere and do anything they wanted. Cuz they go and do lots of stuff.

Me and Mom re-enacting that Most Fateful day.

Of course, I didn’t know a single bit of this at the time. I just knew that the lady sitting on the floor seemed awful nice so I tooks a deep breath, walked over, crawled in her lap and asked her if she would please take me home.

My mom told me later that at first she didn’t even notice how skinny I still was cuz she was so taken with my eyes. She said she felt like we’d known each other forever and you know, I felts just the same way.

She asked the ladies there about me and they told her my story.  I thought for sure that would close the deal but then she stood up to walk away. I was awful scared at first that she was just gonna leave but then she called my dad over. He petted me and she told him my story and he shook his head like he couldn’t believe it. But then you know what they did? THEY LEFT! And, well, I thought that was that.

But I guess after they left, my mom couldn’t quit thinking about me. Later on that day, she told my dad that there was something about that little dog that she just couldn’t get off her mind. My dad just shrugged it off cuz sometimes my mom can get a bee in her bonnet and if you ignore her, the bee will finally go home where it belongs.

Not this time.

On Monday, my mom told a friend of hers, Gail, about me. Gail is a sucker dog lover too and she was Most Enabling Encouraging to my mom. So my mom wrote my Angel Donna Fostermommy an email to ask about me. Angel Donna wrote her back and answered all her questions. And that night my mom went home and told my dad what she’d done and all the stuffs she’d learned about me.

And my dad still thought maybe, just maybe, that bee would go on home.

But the bee stayed and my mom kept talking. And my dad finally said, well, maybe they could come visit me.

Now, my Angel Donna lived a million miles 3 whole hours away from where we live now. But mom and dad put Brudder Ranger in the car and they drove all that way to say hello to me again.

Oh! I was Most Excited to see them! I wiggled and wagged and they sat in the floor with me and I shyly invited dad to play a little bit of tug. And he was real sweet and didn’t pull too hard and I liked that abouts him.

Me and Brudder Ranger re-enacting when we first met.

Me and Brudder Ranger re-enacting when we first met.

THEN I got to meet Brudder Ranger! I was a little uncertain at first but gosh, I could tell right away he was the Most Awesomest Dog That Ever Lived. We walked around the yard and I showed him all the best places to sniff and tinkle. It was Most Lovely.

And then, if you can believes this, they left me again!! (If you can’t tell by now, they don’t make decisions very snappy-fast.)

Mom says when they left, they went and had lunch and talked a little about me. But Dad was still unsure. See, he had this picture in his head of what the Most Perfect dog would be. And, well, to tell you the truth, I wasn’t it.

So mom just let him cogitate on it real good for a day or so. As much as she wanted to adopt me, she said she knew she couldn’t pressure him into doing something so important as adding a family member. So she tried to keep that crazy bee real quiet but finally she just couldn’t stand it anymore. And so she just flat-out asked him what he had decided and he said…


Oh, my mom was so very much happy that she started leaking buckets right away. And she hugged and kissed my dad and and told him how much she loved him and thank you, thank you, thank you.

So it was all settled and two weeks later – on March 28th – I went back to the Adoption Fair. But this time it wasn’t to look for the Most Perfect Home That Ever Was. It was because I had already found it and they were coming to take me there for good. And now dad says that it turns out I was exactly the dog they were looking for after all!

And it’s all because of my Angel Donna and my mom and my sweet dad and one Most Crazy bee!


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25 responses to “Favoritest Things Friday: My Adoption Story

  1. Morning Mayzie and Mom…well now my mom is about to leak buckets…what a beautiful story. Mom is a great big country music fan…she says the song by Garth Brooks “Unanswered Prayers” is a perfect story for you and your dad…he thought he wanted one dog but in the end the other dog was an unanswered prayer….Happy weekend sweet friend.
    Madi and Mom

  2. Oh, what a great story! I like how you told it. I think sometimes we have an idea of our “perfect” dog, but it isn’t until we really meet them that we realize how different it is.

  3. Mayzie..we are glad your mom and dad found their perfect dog. And very glad that it was you. My dad won’t let muzzer visit any more ‘doption fairs because he says that EVERYdog is her perfect dog, and me n Teka are just about right, ’cause he and muzzer are OLD and tired.


  4. That is a beautiful story, Mayzie. I’m so glad that Dad figured out that his perfect dog was you. I’ve noticed that Dads can be a little slower than Moms to adjust to new ideas like that. Your Mom is a very pretty human, too.

  5. What a great story Mayzie girl. But…. oh the torture of making you wait while they went to lunch and thought about it! We’re so glad your dad came around and realized you are the perfect dog for them.

    Lot’s of love,
    Stella, Gunther and Betty

  6. What a wonderful story! Your family is so lucky to have you and I bet your dad is really happy they decided to adopt you.

    p.s. You might have something coming in the mail. Look for it soon it is on the way!

  7. Shady

    Tell you Dad getting a certain breed, like oh I don’t know maybe a labrador, does not guarantee you will have a hunting partner. My sister Nikki was a great bird hunter and I was supposed to be too–but I am not. I am “gun shy” and would surely run off and disappear, never to be heard from again, if I was brought out in the woods! The multi purpose house dog breed is always the best!

    Thanks for telling your story.

  8. Hi Mayzie:

    I got another award from the Houston Pittie Pack so when I went back to edit for today, I put your name down for the Beautiful Award. Because this is a wonderful story, your pawrents are beautiful and so are you!

    Your pal Stella

  9. aww, Mayzie that’s a beautiful story. That’s exactly what every foster dog mom wants for each of her foster dogs. You are Most Lucky to have such a great mom and dad. And good thing about that bee too!

  10. Mayzie, what a great story! They sure made you wait, didn’t they. But it was worth every second!

  11. Ccubed

    Mayzie girl….like I have told your mama many times….I have no clue how she left that first day. If you had curled up in my lap I would have taken you home right then and there! I am so glad you have your Most Perfect Family There Ever Was and I get to be part of it! Tell your mama to give you some love from us! Hugs!

    P.S. It’s rude to make people leak buckets in the middle of the day! 😀

  12. You’re a fabulous story teller, Mayzie. Why did you strike out the best parts of the text? I loved the reenactment shots! Great work. Thank you Crazy Bee! Wooooof!
    Now, check out my blog today ’cause you’ve been tagged. 🙂

  13. Ben

    That is a most righteous story. Thanks for sharin’. Momma’s are easier than Dads.

    My Momma knew the minute I lost my leg I wasn’t going anywhere. Poppa took a couple more weeks to come around – like I had to prove to him I could do stairs, run with the fellas, and swim. He still hadn’t agreed I could stay…then Momma caught him comin’ out of store with a life vest for me and we all knew even if it was gonna take Poppa a bit more to time to say yes outloud. I was home.
    Thanks for supporting my fundraisin’.

  14. Mayzie, we just loved your story – thank you so much for sharing it. You know sometimes things are just meant to be.
    We reckon your mom knew right away cos they are more in tune with things sometimes than Dads.
    You found the right home for you and your family found the right dog for them – we so love the ‘happy ever after’ stories.
    What a great pic of you and your mom.

  15. And I thought all a bee could do was sting you! Wowzers! I’m glad your people did a lot of thinking!


  16. oh, miss mayzie, your story just gives me to warm fuzzies all over!! i’m so happy for you…you have the bestest family evarrr (well, after mine that is. teehee.) thanks for telling us how your adoption happened!
    the booker man

    pee s — you and ranger have some awards to pick up on my bloggie, so come visit! 🙂

  17. What a PAWESOME story!

    Thanks fur sharing it!

    Please thank your inkhredible furamily fur letting woo choose them!


  18. Hi, Mayzie!
    Wow! Now we know all the details about your adoption story!
    It was pawesome!
    I am sure you were nervous that they took all that time but at the end… worth it, right?
    Thanks for sharing it!
    Kisses and hugs

  19. What a beautiful story to share. I must give your hoomans props for taking the time in their decision making though. Too many people get dogs without thinking first…ya know what I mean. But, I’m glad they opened their hearts up to you and you are finally HOME!

    Ps. Your mum is purty.

  20. Mama leaked a bit while reading this very happy story. What a great family you have found Mayzie, and what an awesome new fur-kid they have in you!!


  21. Great story, Mayzie, and with such a happy ending! Sometimes people don’t know what they’re looking for until they’ve got it. 🙂

  22. Hi Mayzie

    I love your story – I was lucky enough to be able to choose my human when I was just a little puppy, and I moved in with her straight from the place I was born (in a room inside my breeder’s house).

    I’m so glad you found a furever home *and* some brudders and sisters – and I hope your life just keeps getting better and better!

    Puppy kisses

  23. What a beautiful story!!!!

  24. Now Moma is all leaky. She loves adoption stories. She loves Rescue and Adoption. And she STILL intends to talk to your moma to figure out what we’re gonna do with all these toys. Really. She is.

    (It takes her a long time to get some things done. This is one of them.)

    More. Someday. In the meantime. Happy Gotcha Day!
    Lots of Love. Many many TailWags.
    Jake and Fergi

  25. mayzie, i’m so happy to be caught up on your gotcha story now. i still can’t believe i never read it before. i’m all teary-eyed at work, and i hope nobody comes in to talk to me!!

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