Adoption is a huge responsibility. Often it is the only option available for people to experience the joy of becoming parents. I admire and look up to those that reach out and take on those beautiful children.
However, for many of us out there, who, for what ever reason, cannot have children decided to adopt a different type of family.
For me, it’s been two furry children; Saturn and Venus. Actually Saturn, who just turned 11 yrs, was the only one I adopted. Venus was a wonderful birthday gift two years ago.
At our Ladies Lunch today, our gorgeous friend Yolanda announced that they had adopted Bruce. Bruce the ten month old Blue Heeler. Bruce the Wonder dog, as I now affectionately refer to him.
Now, you may think, ‘So what? They adopted a dog. What’s so special about that?’ The reason I believe Bruce is special, is because Bruce is deaf. As my Dad would say, ‘deaf as a door nail.’
Both parents and Bruce will be attending training classes at The Lost Dogs Home so they all know what is expected of them.
You can help make a difference. If you can’t adopt one of the gorgeous dogs or cats from the Home, then simply donate to help keep the amazing work going of all the volunteers. Donate to The Lost Dogs Home.
I love that Yolanda and her partner reached out and saved Bruce. Even the people at The Lost Dogs Home have commended their dedication to take Bruce on. Even though Bruce has a collar that lets you know he is deaf, Yolanda said they don’t want to treat him any different from Buster, their older dog. In case you are wondering, Buster is protecting and guiding Bruce in his new home. Animals just know.
Another of my amazing friends credits her dog with discovering the cancerous lump in her breast.
To Yolanda I say; you and your partner are amazing. When so many people get rid of pets because they are too big, or become too much for people to care for; you guys have opened your home to someone who may have got left on the shelf.
Who do you know that has reached out and changed their lives by adopting a pet?
I know a couple of furry cats that make me smile.