he’s our pit bull rescue and is a 10 month old goofball:
over the last couple of days, we’ve been trying to adopt a 6 month old pit bull cross boy named gulliver. he was turned into the shelter with a broken leg and has been there since middle of march. as soon as j and i saw him, we fell in love. and as soon as we did our meet & greet with him, our minds were made up – we wanted to be his forever home.
he was shaking so badly when we first met him, but after a few minutes, he couldn’t stop giving us kisses and would snuggle in for hugs on our lap. when he met the little monkey the following day, it was the same thing – she fell madly in love with her new puppy and wanted to take him home right away. our 30 minute visit turned into a one hour play date. and once we got permission from our landlord (who’s a huge dog lover!) we were stoked. only one more “test” stood in our way – our lab meeting her potential new “baby brother”.
i will say this about our lab – she is a sweetheart even when she’s being an annoying pain in the ass. she’s incredibly tolerant and lets monkey do nearly anything to her. she is this way because i bugged the snot out of her when she was a puppy to ensure a tolerant dog. a lot of training and patience went into her.
we thought the meeting between the lab and gulliver would be easy. and it was. but it was just not meant to be. our lab was too tolerant of the young pup and wouldn’t put him in his place when he bugged her. she just sort of took it and then asked us for help in dealing with the little energy ball. we tried so hard to fight for our side and explain we knew how to handle them both. it normally takes on average of 6 weeks for dogs to get into their own groove and we felt it unfair to be denied based on a 30 minute meeting. i felt like i was being punished for having such a well behaved dog.
needless to say, we’re still heart broken about not being able to provide this young pup with a forever home.
we truly hope he is able to find his loving family soon. they will be so lucky.
we really miss him, even after only meeting him for a few hours in total.
we’re now more determined than ever to adopt a pitty into our family and can’t wait to find our perfect match….
got your own animal adoption tale? i’d love to hear it
here are the cards i made for the mother’s day brunch at my work: