I’ve been on the road for a few weeks now, and I was sitting in a hotel room the other night thinking about how much I missed my Gracie.
I miss all our animals, but my bond with her is deep and special. And I started thinking about the moment at Second Chance Animal Adoption when I knew Gracie was going home with me, that she was mine and I was hers.
It was a Santa Paws event on Christmas Eve, and we were offering all the dogs treats and a toy. Gracie refused a Kong filled with peanut butter and instead just looked up at me and rested her head on my leg. And that was it. She came home with me that evening — after having spent her whole life in the shelter.
Have you experienced that magical moment of connection when you and a pet realize you’re meant to be together? Please tell me about it in the comments!