“To blessed animals the utmost kindness must be shown, the more the better. Tenderness and loving-kindness are basic principles of God’s heavenly Kingdom. Ye should most carefully bear this matter in mind.” Baha’i
“I don’t want another dog. Too much responsibility” I say to myself as I google ‘rescue dogs’.
“My dog just passed and it’s a bit too soon for another dog,” I explain to the Ariel Rescue lady outside the local pet store. “Yes, I totally understand” she replies. “It took me over a year to rescue another dog. We’ll be here next weekend because it’s National Adoption Weekend.”
My husband and I drive to the pet rescue, just to take a look. On the way Dave goes over the long and true list of reasons why we shouldn’t adopt now. He adds that a friend just offered him a poodle mix puppy. “I turned him down. I don’t like poodles”.
“This dog was here last week,” I tell my husband as I stoop down to pet the little dog who wags his tail as if to flag down any one who will pay attention. The rescue lady hands us a copy of VITAL information”:
“What a tail wagger! Parker is a perfect choice for a fun companion dog! He has an excellent temperment and is friendly with other dogs. Parker is a playful, happy, cuddly, 17 pound Miniature Poodle mix who is fully grown. Parker has the soft, fluffy, white fur of a poodle – he is perfect for cuddling. His face will melt your heart – this is one cutie. He is an active friendly companion that you can take everywhere – he loves to ride in the car and likes to go for walks. Parker also loves to play with his doggie toys – he likes to flip his toy in the air and the go chase after the toy. Parker would also like nothing better than to sit in your lap and keep you company.”
My husband disappears into the pet store with the copy of the information. I pick the little dog up and he begins to fall asleep in my arms.
The rest is history