And then there were 5🐕
Yes, @jorgeayala___ figured out how to get me to agree to get a dog and we are now proud adopters of Mufassa, an 11-mo old pointer mix.
We’ve only had her for 4 days and it has already been a journey! It all started last Sunday, when we sat at #Margate park watching other people’s dogs play in the water. Creepers, I know.
J asked if we could go to the shelter (since I told him I’d leave him if he ever mentioned BUYING a dog again #adoptdontshop) and in spirit of compromise, I said yes.
The animal shelter in #Doral @adoptmiamipets is amazing. Of course, I started figuring out how I could adopt them ALL - farm coming soon - but in the meantime, I instantly fell in love with Mufassa, then named Lucille.
We had to wait 3 long days before we could pick her up. The first day with us, she wouldn’t budge. She was constantly shaking and crouching, but only 100 hours later, she is now a happy doggy and is even winning over #bumpiethecat 🐈 It is the closest I’ve ever seen Bumpie come close to another animal - consistently.
Two lessons from this story:
1) J has been working on me agreeing to a dog for over a year. His compromise met mine and within an hour, he got what he wanted. With persistence, willingness to compromise and patience, you can get whatever you want.
2) It took a very scared, skinny Mufassa under 100 hours to be a completely different dog. Allow yourself the happiness you deserve.
#adopted #animallovers #happydogs #shelterdog #rescuedogs #miamishelter #adoptmiamipets