It's hard to believe she was surrendered to a county shelter. When I look at my dog today, it feels like we were given an unexpected gift from the San Francisco SPCA all those years ago. I didn't expect to find such an amazing dog. I was hoping for a buddy, and instead, found my best friend.
Now that Cleo is slowing down, I'm grateful for the chance to show her that I will stand by her just like she stuck by me. In rain or shine.
She's been a gift. Our life together is the result from taking a leap of faith. We both had to let go of our fears and trust in each other. As our behavior changed, so did the outcome -- we've built a beautiful bond and the memories of our years together are a bridge that I believe will always connect our spirits.
Some of my favorite lyrics from an old Queen song say it all:
You're the best friend
That I ever had
I've been with you such a long time
You're my sunshine
And I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
You're my best friend
Have you had a relationship with a dog that felt like this? How would you describe your adoption story?