It’s hard to say.
|ASPCA with JHS Executive Director Karen|
I’ve cheered when reunions happened.
Then one day I filled out an adoption application.
How ironic that two very special people to 007 and I would be getting married the same weekend as the Adoption Event? Ok not that unique BUT our route to the wedding would take us through Joplin not once but twice (return trip).
That seemed like FATE!
On Friday, we stopped in to see how the process would unfold. It was amazing to walk through the doors of a place I’d just seen on the internet. It was hopping place!
There was lots of activity and confusion but good confusion.
I was told to come back, I hadn’t been selected for a special needs pup. I was a little sad but it was nice to see that the process they had laid out was really in place and yes starting Saturday adoptions would begin.
Organized chaos was the word that came to mind. Here is the video from Saturday.
We were busy getting the kids married but after the reception we hoped in the car and headed towards Joplin. We made it to just outside of Fayetteville before we realized most hotels in the Joplin area would be full. The event had made the nightly news!
Upon my demand 007 confirmed this by calling nothing less than 10 hotels. I finally relented and we stopped for the night. We slept hard and in the AM we rushed out of the hotel a bit behind schedule but still in time for the event.
We checked in and got our number 820 :)
We split up.
She had on a dark blue scrub top with DVM in white letters. She could have been an angel because she made since of all the chaos for me. I told her I worked at a clinic part-time and was willing to take on a special needs dog. She wanted me to clarify how special needs and I said whatever needs me. We walked around and she told me about a few cases.
Then she said, “Oh, I almost forgot I have a pair you might want to consider. They are very bonded and have to go together. One of them has heartworms though. Here they are.”
That was it I was sold. Two rag muffins. The kennel read must go together they love each other and are Two Peas in a Pod. Really? That works!
I asked an adoption counselor if I could go in with them and she said yes please do. The white fluffy one in need of a haircut was the first to great me and jumped up saying hello! His buddy quickly joined in but you could tell he felt like hell. The counselor was thrilled at their response saying they hadn’t done that to others. Oh sure rub it in and make my heart fall further! Thanks:) She had her job down pat!
I was already sold and all it took was a little more paperwork before I officially became there’s.
Meanwhile, 007 was on his own rescue mission. He’d spotted a 100lb love bug and the two were already in the paperwork stage of becoming family members.
Before we could click our heels three times we had everyone all settled in the car and were bound for Happy Tails Ranch! I had a smile on my face from ear to ear and I am pretty sure so did the pups. Was it fate, mission of insane people, or just love leading the way. All go with all three. You know what?
It was a great day!