Monday, January 12, 2015

Four Legs, a Tail, and a Heart of Gold

Phew... yeah I know it's been a long time since I last wrote a blog post. Blogger though has been having a lot of issues lately and I haven't been able to post. Plus there's those other pesky things like work, school, and everything in between. Though in the "in between" category we've added a little something to it. Last Thursday we adopted Atom, a loveable mutt (terrier, lab, bull dog, and pit bull mix) who was rescued from a shelter down in South Carolina.

For the longest time I wanted a dog; when we were house hunting one of our stipulations was that we had to have a fenced in backyard. We've been mulling over for a while about moving forward with adopting a dog. We weighed the cost, time, and logistics. Then when we started searching, it was certain that we wanted a dog.

We went through one rescue group and got to meet the cutest little German Shepard, beagle mix. We had disclosed from the beginning that we had a snake; we don't hide the fact that we have Isabelle. Then once we got farther in the process, we were denied our aplication to adopt from them since they thought "a dog could get tangled up in the snake." Yeah... completely ridiculous, I know. We were a little discouraged but trekked forward.

Not a few days later I saw Atom's picture on another rescue group's site that a friend recommended. Put in our application, and the next day the head of the group, and Atom's foster mom, called me back to set up a time to come meet Atom. Right away we fell in love. He greeted us at the door, wouldn't leave our sides (even when I went to the bathroom) and that night we took him home.

Since Thursday Atom has been adjusting well to his new home. He's found his favorite places to curl up in our house, has been loving our backyard, and has had a ball exploring the neighborhood on our walks. It's safe to say that he was destined to live in our household.


Lilac Wolf (Angie or Angela) said...

I'm so happy you found your furbaby.

Sam Curtin said...

Thanks! :)

Jennifer said...


My George is a mix much like Atom, also from a shelter in fact, the shelter he came from regularly send dogs to the Northeast for rescue. Atom didn't happen to come from Darlington County did he?!

In any case, congratulations to you all! And thank you for adopting and saving a life!

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