I can’t believe you are the 12th dog we’ve fostered! Don’t worry, you’re not just a number to us. We love you soooooooooo much. Isn’t it crazy that we’ve fostered you since January!? So much has happened during our seven months together, and Travis and I have grown to love you more and more each day. I wanted to share with you seven reasons (one for every month) why I love you…
1. I love the way you greet me every morning when I get home from the gym.
Whenever I try to stretch, you see it as an open opportunity to jump on my lap and lick my face. I’ll never really understand how you interpret stretching as snuggling, but I’ll take it!
2. You understand my food photography and never dive for my food when I am taking photos.
You are such a good little listener!
3. You love peanut butter just like me!
4. I love how you’ve learned to snuggle by living with us.
When we first picked you up from the vet (they were giving you a check-up after you were taken from the shelter), you were very happy, but we could tell you definitely had never snuggled with a human before. Whenever I tried, you just squirmed around in my lap, never finding a comfortable position. After months of practice, I would now dare to say that snuggling is your favorite activity!
5. I love that “you” send me text messages and selfies when I am not home.
They put a BIG smile on my face.
6. You are always happy. Even at the vet!
I can’t even count how many times we’ve had to take you to the vet in the last seven months. Despite your regular injuries and illnesses, you are always happy as can be! Nothing can bring you down! (Remember the time the nice veterinarian lady gave you a happy shot and you got reaaaaalllllyyyyyy sleeeeeeeeeepppppppy?)
I think you are the only doggie I know who actually LOVES going to the vet. Maybe it is because they always give you lots of treats! Look at how fast your tail is wagging!
7. Bessie, my TOP reason for loving you is that you make us (and everyone you meet) so darn happy!
When you pass people on the street you always have a way of making them smile. When you meet dogs in the park, they love sniffing you and playing with you! You are gentle and patient with every toddler who wants to pet you… even when they pull on your tail. You, Ms. Bessie, are loved. And from what I can tell, I am pretty sure you love us a whole lot, too.
So….Travis (your “foster dad”) and I talked. You see, we couldn’t imagine coming home at the end of the day and not seeing you there to greet us. We couldn’t bear the idea of missing out on one million kisses from you every morning. We couldn’t see a life without you in it.
So, we decided to adopt you! You are now officially part of our little family and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Welcome to your new Forever Home, Bessie. We promise to love you forever!
How very sweet when two wonderful people incorporate a wonderful little dog into their family. You are all very blessed.
Thank you, Jan! We feel so lucky 🙂
Oh, gosh, I wish Bessie could read. This is lovely.
I wish she could, too!
This is so beautiful–made me cry tears of joy! What a wonderful family!
Aww, thank you Krissy! We love you!!
What a sweet tale! And Ms. Bessie has a sweet tail, too. The three you make a happy family. I am very impressed that she can text. I would love our dogs to text me and send selfies when I’m at work.
Thank you Linda! Yes, she is very tech savvy 😉
OK I’m a little weepy now. So happy that you guys decided to keep her. She is really a stand out for me among all the dogs I’ve worked with in the last 8 yrs with ML. I think you all hit the jackpot finding each other!
Aww, thank you Nancy! I know Bessie loves you so much! She was always so excited to see you every week 🙂
I just have to say that I literally wept through this whole thing! Jeeez – it was so perfectly sweet. I adopted my best friend from Much Love 3 years ago and I know the feeling…
Congrats to all three of you!
Aww, Lauren! It is the best feeling, isn’t it!? Thank you so much for your sweet comment 🙂