In March of 2017 I lost my best friend Dudley to lymphoma. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I also lost both my parents at age 60 and the only companion I had left was Dud who I had for almost 15 years. For a while, I struggled with the idea of getting another friend but was never ready. Over one year after losing Dud I started looking for a companion but couldn’t find what I was looking for and I was getting very discouraged.
He looked so precious and cute. I applied, and after the adoption process with interviews and house visits, which seemed like such a long journey (at least to me), I got the call Rick was mine. I was so happy, I kept on showing all my friends his pictures!
It took a while to get him here but well worth the wait. On the day of his flight, my family and I went to the airport to pick him up at cargo. As we drove to my home, he whined in the car but as soon as we got home, he went outside with me and peed. I thought it was amazing his pee pad was dry and the water attached to his crate was all gone.
Finally, our life together began. He wouldn’t come upstairs for first three days. I would have to carry him up to eat then he’d make his way downstairs. He slept downstairs which is a warm finished family room. One night I came to the kitchen after saying goodnight and he was in the kitchen. After a while he made his way to my bedroom and well my bed is his bed now.
We had absolutely no bad experiences and I feel like he was sent to me from my Dudley.
We have really bonded, and he shows so much love for me and I for him. Rick is majorly spoiled (as he should). We spend a lot of time together; walking and playing. Today we were in the car and my neighbor asked me if I take him everywhere. I told her everywhere that we don’t have to leave the car i.e. gas station. He really loves the car and going on rides.
Rick has brought happiness back into my home. I’m so glad I rescued this little guy. I really encourage people to rescue these little animals. They need a good home and lots of love.
I’ll close by saying I received a precious gift and I’m grateful.