Happy Thanksgiving, everybuddy! I hope you’re having a great time eating turkey and watching parades and football. And if you’re not in the U.S., I hope you’re having a happy Thursday anyway.
Today we’re pawticipating in Minna Krebs’ “The Story of Me” event, where we get to tell you all abouts how we got adopted. I’m gonna tell you about each of us in the order we came to be adopted. You ready? Get comfy. Here we go!
My mom and dad once had a kitteh named Annabelle. And they luved her lots and lots. But when she was 17, she had to go to the Bridge and mom and dad were awful sad and had a great big hole in their hearts.
Well, not long after that, my mom got a call from a nice guy who was directing a play. He said one of the ladies in the play had dropped out and he asked her if she would like to take that lady’s part and mom said yes. Well, one of the other ladies in the play had just rescued a kitteh off the street who was pregnant and who had given birth to her baby kittehs a few weeks before. And can you believe it? Turns out those baby kittehs were born on the SAME DAY that Annabelle had to go to the Bridge. So mom thought that was prolly a sign and she ended up picking out not one, but TWO, baby kittehs. One was Cap’n Ripley and one was his sister Molly. They helped fill up the hole that Annabelle had left but most sadly, Molly was born with a bad heart and had to go to the Bridge herself abouts 4 years later. But that was when Sister Abby came along.
We don’t know too awfully much abouts Sister Abby’s past. (She’s most tight-lipped about that time in her life.) But we do know she was pregnant when she was rescued off the streets by a nice pawson and taken to the shelter. So we kinda guess that the peoples she lived with before decided to just take her out and dump her off someplace when they found out she was gonna have baby kittehs. Lucky for her, this most terrific rescue group called DreamPower came and got her and took her to a foster home, where she had her babies. All of them got adopted pretty fast but Sister Abby was there for months and months, and nobuddy wanted to adopt her.
Well, dear Molly went to the Bridge in January and in February, mom started looking for another kitteh. She got on DreamPower’s website and as soon as she saw Sister Abby’s picture, she knew she was the one. So that Saturday, she got in her car and drove down to the adoption fair and adopted her right on the spot. Mom is always amazed that Abby didn’t gets adopted before that cuz she’s awfully pretty and awfully sweet. But mom figures it’s cuz she was waiting for our family!
Up until he was abouts 1 year old, Brudder Ranger lived with a family in Kansas. But then something very sad and tragic happened to that family and they had to give him up. So Ratbone Rescues took him in and he went to live with his fosterdad in Texas.
Now abouts this time, mom and dad had been married for
an eternity 13 years and had bought a house with a yard and decided that they wanted to add a doggie to the family. So dad researched and researched every different kind of breed you can imagine to find just the right one for them. And it came down to a rat terrier and some dog you could only find in France. Well, mom said they weren’t going to France, so a rat terrier it was!
So mom got on Petfinder and that led them to Ratbone Rescues. They had lots of cute dogs and mom and dad put their application in on a dog named Patches. But Patches had just gotten adopted. And then they put an application in on a dog named Peter Silver but Peter Silver wasn’t good with kittehs. So Brudder Ranger (or “Joe” at the time) was actually their THIRD choice, if you can believe it! Mom says all the time that she’s so relieved that those other two doggies didn’t work out cuz Brudder Ranger was just meant to be with them!
Me – Mayzie!
Okay, awhile back I wrote the long version of how I gots adopted. But I thought it would be good to just gives you the short(er) version today so that there would be room for you to learn how we each got adopted. If you WANT to read the longer version, you can just click here.
So as you might remember from this post, I was rescued from a not-very-nice place by my Angel Donna Fostermommy who runs Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation. She helped get me all better and then one day she sent me to this thing called an adoption fair in a store that sells good stuff for pets. Well, that same day, mom and dad had to stop by that store to gets food for Brudder Ranger. And while dad went to gets the food, mom decided to come over and pets the doggies. I saw her sit down on the floor and start petting this other doggie and, well, to this day I don’t know what came over me because I was awfully skeered and nervous and shy. But I was just drawn to her and so I came over and plopped myself down in her lap and told her that I was hers and to please take me home right away.
Now I could tell by the look on her face that if it had been totally up to her, that’s exactly what would’ve happened. But the problem was that mom and dad hadn’t planned to adopt another dog right then. And dad had Most Specific ideas about what kinda dog that was gonna be when they DID decide to adopt again — and I wasn’t that dog at ALL. So they left me behind but mom couldn’t quit thinking about me. And she emailed my Angel Donna Fostermommy and asked her all kinds of questions. And she talked (and talked and talked) to my dad about it and my dad kept thinking she’d forget about the whole thing. But she just couldn’t cuz she KNEW that we belonged together. She finally
wore him down convinced him to come visit me at my Angel Donna Fostermommy’s place which was three whole hours away. They brought Brudder Ranger, too, to see if we got along. Well, everything went GREAT but dad still wasn’t ready to say “yes.” So back home they went.
Mom decided to gives dad some time to think about it. But after a couple of days, she just couldn’t stand it anymore and she asked him what he had decided and he said – YES! Oh, mom was so very much happy that she started leaking buckets right then and there and she gave him about a million kisses and thanked him over and over.
So about two weeks later, my Angel Donna Fostermommy kissed me goodbye and put me on the van to go back to the adoption fair. But this time it wasn’t to look for my Most Pawfect Family That Ever Was. It was because I’d already found them and they were coming to take me home!
I hoped you liked reading all our stories today! I can’t wait to get around and read everybuddy else’s. I know we’re ALL really thankful that we found our forever families!