Christmas 2020 Life’s Little Rewards

It was snowing exterior. All of the streets had been lined however that did not cease me. It was the vacation season and all of the shops had been embellished with stunning lights that twinkled and lit up the night time. It was 14 days until Christmas. All I needed to do was make it by the following pink mild and I used to be there.

As I parked the automotive I heard barking and whining. Once I obtained nearer I noticed a household leaving the power with their new pet. They had been all excited. The signal mentioned Fleet Animal Rescue. I used to be decided to have a brand new rescue canine as a Christmas current to me. The one drawback was which one do I choose and the way do I am going about solely coming residence with one as a substitute of a number of. I’m a push over relating to canine particularly if I assumed one thing would occur to them. Thankfully, it is a no kill shelter. So I took a deep breath and opened the door into a brand new and totally different world.

The woman on the counter greeted me and I instructed her what I wished. She had me fill out a type after which took me to the again to see the canine.

As I walked I felt eyes following me. I did not dare look them within the eyes; I knew I might by no means go away. They had been in cages, some large, some small however all of them wanting the identical factor, a brand new residence with somebody to like them unconditionally. I wanted that to. A companion that I can love and discuss to, that wants me simply as a lot as I would like them.

I assume I’ve the empty nest syndrome because the children have gone off to high school and the home is so empty. Regardless of the cause I do know it’s time. It has been a yr since we had Nala put down and I did not suppose I might ever have one other canine and right here I’m in the present day standing in a kennel looking.

The alternatives within the cages had been nice. There have been all types, some pure bread and a few had been simply mutts. However all of them had eyes that checked out me and put a guilt journey on me. However I used to be robust and I knew I had a purpose to satisfy and I needed to preserve targeted on one factor, one canine.

As I walked to the kennel there was barking at each cage. I used to be inflicting fairly a commotion and though I did not imply to I seemed right down to see what all of the barking was about and I noticed her. She was looking at me and our eyes met. I knew instantly she was the one. She was a blended breed and he or she was half German Shepard and half Chow. She had the face of a Shepard however the black tongue of a Chow and was only a large ball of fur. I fell in love so quick by the point I obtained all of the paper work completed and obtained out the door she knew she had me by the center strings. She liked to snuggle up in my neck and sleep on my shoulder and I took her residence wrapped in a blanket. I laid her within the passenger seat and lined her along with her blanket and he or she slept on the best way residence.

I had helped one life start a brand new manner and I knew we might be mates a very long time.

I had gotten my reward.

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