Monday Memories-our little trip down memory lane.
Today's story is about Chance a pup from our litter who was neglected and abuse and then returned to us.
Chance's first day home
Dec. 16, 2008You might be surprised but when Chance’s owners called us and wanted to return him, we weren’t sure about keeping him. My husband was worried about me being able to handle another dog, when we were still dealing with Blaze’s return four months earlier. We had struggle with introducing Blaze with the Back Dogs, how were we going to add another one to the bunch? Everything was suddenly up in the air. We didn’t know what we were going to do. So we introduced Chance to potential new owners one night.
I sat on the floor with Chance later that same night after the meeting and wrote this:
Jan. 5, 2009
My husband and I have come to the conclusion there has been some kind of brain injury with Blaze. We also witnessed some protective aggression with Chance and his potential new owners. And it really makes me wonder on a much deeper level if Chance is meant to be here also. Something about this info has given me a grave difference about things. As it becomes more about their (the dogs) well being than I originally thought. More than just taking care of them, but the fact they need us. Much more than I ever supposed. On a level I can’t explain. It put things into a different perspective that I feel I don’t have the right or the want to question, having nothing to do with my needs. Though mine are being met also with this awareness. There is a reason they remember. There is a reason why they feel safe and secure with us. And there is a reason they are willing to sacrifice direct one on one that they are used to, to be here with us. This is deeper than emotions. There is strength and security and this is what they need and crave more than anything. For some reason I thought Chance couldn’t stay. There was no way. And then I had fallen in love with him again but still I thought it best if he were to leave. And now with this revelation seems deeply rooted that neither can go. There is something stronger and coincidental that the two puppies that played together, growing up together, their families related and BOTH ended up back home. It’s not really that big of a mystery. They had already formed an alliance and it was only a matter of time. They have a bond like Fiona and Zappa. Unbreakable. I can not pull them apart again. I can not break that bond again. They are both here for a reason. That want to be here. They know they are safe, even if it means less attention.
There is too much peace in this house, under these conditions for if there wasn’t, something would be horribly wrong. Even if all the dogs were never able to get together, there would still be peace.
There is a deeper reason Chance and Blaze came back. Came back from the same past. What are the odds? What are the odds?