Animal Soul Mates?
This past spring I was thinking about how nice it would be to have a dog again. I hadn't had one in 3 years, because I was so brokenhearted loosing the last one, a sweet little female Chihuahua. So I started looking for a dog, not too seriously.
I came across a little Yorkie in my neighborhood Facebook group. She was free, complete with all her accouterments. I thought, when I read the ad, that would be perfect. So I met her, and didn't feel compelled to adopt her, even though she was pretty cute.
A few weeks later, my roommate texted me that she and her boyfriend walked by Petsmart and saw that they were having a dog adoption and there were some dang cute dogs in their pen. She sent me a photo. My eyes immediately went to this little beige Chihuahua who called out to me. So I went to the adoption, not sure I really was going to get a dog, I was just going to look.....
Well, I went, and she was still there, mixed in amongst 6 or 7 other dogs. I asked the lady if I could hold her, and she put her in my arms. It was love at first sight for both of us. It was particularly amazing to me weeks later, because she really is terrified of people. But the amazing thing was she immediately cuddled up to me and I could tell she loved me too.
So I was thinking on our morning walk today how well she fit into my life. How she is so eager to please me, and so well behaved. She didn't know how to walk on a leash. In fact, I don't think she was ever outside, judging by her reaction when I first took her out.
She plopped herself down on the driveway and just looked around, like what was this? Then she refused to walk at all on her leash. The next day I texted my friend Shannon, and asked if we could all go to the park together (he has two little dogs). My thinking was she would see his dogs walking on the leash and follow. It worked like a charm!
Well, anyway, I wonder if it's possible that we could have dog soul mates? If we can, then Daphne is truly mine!
Anyone else have similar experiences?
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