When one door Closes another one Opens!

United States
February 28, 2009 2:56pm CST
Well I have been looking into getting another dog for the family and when I thought I had found one I was told by the Humane Society that there were about 4 - 5 other prospective owners before me. I mean this dog was 2 yrs old (supposedly) and a malamute and just a pure joy of a dog. So knowing that there were those that were in front of me, I decided that I would continue to look and not get my heart set on him..(but who am I kidding) Well last night I went to the website of the breeder that I got my husky off of knowing that sometimes they sell their older dogs when they retire them to good pet home and I saw a beautiful little girl who was retired and was ready for a new home. So I emailed the breeder who I bought Frost off of and told her I was interested in Jazzy and then went to lunch and came home and then got a email back... Sighhhh.... It was not my day the breeder said in her email to me she didn't think that Jazzy would be a good fit because she was food aggressive.. I agreed with her whole heartedly and then she gave me a little hope. She told me of another female that she was retiring right after she was weened from her litter. I told her I was interested inquired about the price and was emailed back that she was free to loving pet home. Which open a new shiney door for me. So I emailed her back that I'd very much like the pleasure of giving her a happy home and that to please notify me when she is ready and I'm hoping that I get an email back and all is well.. But you know sometimes we think we have the perfect fit and we don't know until another door is opened and a light is shined in it... [b]So how did you end up with your pet/family member? Where there any funny things that lead you to your pet?[/b]
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@mummymo (23707)
1 Mar 09
So that means you don't want Niamh then? Oh well it was worth a try! lol Seriously though I hope that you get the dog when she has weened her pups and I KNOW that she will have a very good, loving home with you guys. No funny stories about us finding Tia - we wnt to the RSPCA shelter near Davids mums looking for a kitten and Tia and her brother and sister had only been moved in there 5 minutes before. They were only 6 weeks old and hadbeen hand reared after they were found less than a mile away in a river in a black bin liner. That was so sad but all 3 were so beautiful - Tia though just had something about her that all 3 of us (no Niamh at that time) fell in love with her straight away. At firs the staff would not let us have her as they said she had just been moved in to acclimatise them to the kennels - they were not ready for adoption etc, etc. Eventually though they agreed that we could have her but we had to sign so many agreements about how we wouldlook after het etc. She was so young that she could not be left on her own so every time I went to work I had to drop the kitten off at my Grandparents to be babysat! lol Hard to believe she is 11 yeasrs old already and middleaged! xxxx
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• United States
3 Mar 09
I swear the humane societies gettig stricter and stricter with their rules about everything. Soon you won't be able to be sick around the animal you'll have to rent a hotel room until you get better. I do understand that they want them to have good homes but you know what there are other ways. Have them sign an agreement that is open ended like they can do a spot inspection for the next three years after the adoption and that if they are suspected or reported for animal cruelty they lose the animal until the case is found either founded or unfounded... If there is just indication then they are on probation or the remove the animal depending on what the offense is. I swear there are less rules and laws to having a kid
@mummymo (23707)
3 Mar 09
I have to agree there but I really oculdn't have left her alone when we first got her anyway - she was so tiny I wouldn't have been able to stop worrying about her! lol I hate the thought of animals being abused or neglected but as you say some people are more concerned with animals than children! xxx
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• United States
3 Mar 09
I hate to see any living thing abused! I love animals heck I have enough.. LOL!! I can't wait to get volcano she's going to be so cute and hopefully she'll settle in nicely...
• United States
1 Mar 09
I love your statement another door is opened and a light shines in. I dont have any pets, always avoided having pets when my children were young I think from my experience of growing up with so many pets in and out of the house, I didnt want to have the responsibilty of a pet and my children alike.
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• United States
3 Mar 09
I grew up with 3 dogs and 2 cats. I love animals and my kids get the rare opportunity to learn how to care and be responsible for something that they wanted. It teaches them so much.. LOL!! My kids wouldn't change having the animals we have for anything in the world and they are so looking forward to getting the new member of our family.
• United States
4 Mar 09
Yea,I know I just never got around to getting them that puppy however I did attempt twice to get them these cute little play puppies that looked so real and moved but they just werent never happy with that substitute. lol
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• United States
4 Mar 09
Yeah kids are picky.. LOL!! they had stuff animals and everything then we had to get the real thing or really I wanted the real thing and everyone went along for the ride. LOL!!!
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
1 Mar 09
As for me, the caption of your discussion holds much water for belief in GOD....When God closes a door ,He opens up a window.
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• United States
3 Mar 09
thanks