My buddy Ray at A Peace-a-Bull Assembly is having a cool Gotcha Day Blog Hop in honor of his first Gotcha Day! So I am going to tell you a little bit about the day I found my mom-to-be 🙂
My mom-to-be met me on Friday the 13th! It was in April just last year. She was not even supposed to be at work that day, but one of the other vet techs was not feeling well, so mom covered for her and thank goodness for that! She tells me it was the luckiest Friday the 13th ever.
The very first time I saw my mom I was sitting in a kennel at Long Beach Animal Control and she she came along with one of her other vet tech buddies. She said hello and told me I was very cute and then she picked me up so the other vet tech could get a sample for Parvo test.
If you have never had a Parvo test, be glad! You don’t want to know where they get that sample from! But I did not mind it too much and I stayed very nice and quiet and mom-to-be (even though she didn’t know it yet) said I was a very good boy and gave me some ear scratches and then they left.
It seemed like they were gone forever, but finally mom-to-be came back to get me. Since I was still a puppy (about 9 months) and she didn’t know if I’d had any vaccines, mom-to-be carried me all the way over the spcaLA side of the property, just in case I could still get Parvo. I weighed 46 pounds, but mom-to-be didn’t mind a bit. And I enjoyed the ride 😀
Now mom-to-be had met a lot of nice pups while working at the shelter. I mean hundreds! So I’m not sure what it was about me that made such an impression. She tells me I was sweet, calm, and very bright. And she says the handsome factor didn’t hurt 🙂 But most of all she says she just had a special feeling that she’d not had before. Something told her that I was the right pup for her.
It was another week before mom and dad officially adopted me. Mom had to start looking for a new job because it took three hours each day for her to drive to and from the shelter! And dad had to sort it out so he could drive home at lunch to walk me until mom got a job closer to home. I guess they must really love me! But I will tell you more about all that on my actual Gotcha Day, which is April 20th 🙂