In honor of National Dog Day, I’m celebrating our two big girls on the blog today!
In the beginning, there was Spencer.
Originally named “Cannoli” in her litter, Spencer was a little black nugget who bombed around our yard like it was nobody’s business but her own. We adopted her in June of 2013. To this day she loves to sprawl herself out in the grass after a long romp in the backyard. Unfortunately, as we would come to learn a couple of years after adopting Spencer, she is in fact allergic to grass. Yes, allergic to that very thing that we all walk on every day.
Our lives were complete for the moment. We were soon to be engaged, and were taking our smarty-pants puppy to dog training classes, and she was winning all the awards! But being an only child would not last for this spoiled little puppy, and in October of 2014 we adopted our second rescue, Georgia.
Georgia’s adoption is a beautiful story. After my then-fiancé and I had started initial talks about whether we would adopt a second dog, I immediately started considering dog names. I fell in love with the name Georgia: so cute and sassy!
We met a litter of rescues available for adoption through our friend’s adoption group, Make a Difference. In light of the fact that I was so set on the name Georgia, it was kind of ironic that the dogs in this litter were all named after US states (including Georgia). After browsing through all of their photos on their website, we had honed in on “Maryland,” and went to meet the litter at their next adoption event.
When we arrived at the event, Maryland and her personality just did not bond with me or my husband’s personality. Mildly disappointed but wondering if it was just the stress of meeting so many new people for Maryland, we decided to meet some of the other dogs in the litter, including Georgia. We left the event with plans to visit again the following week to decide on an adoption.
It’s funny how life works out. My husband receive notification that week that Maryland had been approved for adoption into another family, but that the other puppies were still available. We returned to the next adoption event and as soon as we met Georgia, we fell instantly in love with that little furball! It seemed meant to be, like here she was, waiting just for us all along. 🙂
This little gal and her big sister became almost instantaneous best friends. They are now inseparable, to the point where Spencer sometimes requires anti-anxiety medication when her sister has to go somewhere without her. No joke. They love to spend the holidays together:
… and they are the biggest Michigan Wolverine fan puppies you’ll meet:
They are the loves of our lives, and we feel so blessed to have them in our family! Who are your special furballs? Share with me by commenting below!