Happy Anniversary to Me!
Hellooooooooo everyone. Pretzel here again. Can you believe that it’s my one year anniversary of living with my forever family? I know, it’s gone so fast. It’s one year in people years, that means that it’s so much longer for me, but it doesn’t feel that way. It’s not that I don’t feel completely at home, it’s just that time flies when you’re having fun.
I remember the first time that I met my new family. I was being fostered with a bunch of other dogs at Eve’s house. Eve runs the JSPCA shelter and not only cares about all the dogs and cats at the shelter, she opens up her house to some hard cases, like me. She was so nice to me after my original home left me out in the yard and didn’t pay attention to me. I was totally unsocialized. Eve took me in and taught me how to behave with humans. I have to thank her for making me the dog that I am today.
Not only has Eve been really special to me, my family has shown me so much love and affection that I can’t imagine living anywhere else. That’s why it’s so important for me to celebrate this date. I am love and I can give love. You might think that is something that anyone can do, but I have to say, it’s harder than it looks. I came from a bad situation. I wasn’t a puppy when I was adopted. I was actually adopted twice. The first time, I was returned after a week because that family didn’t like me. I was nervous to be in a new situation and they didn’t have the patience and understanding to give me a little bit more time to warm up. My forever family gets me. They weren’t worried when I was a bit nervous about being in a new place. They accepted me with open arms.
I still have cat issues. I mean, I love the cats, but they don’t seem to care all that much about me. Omer is nice to me, but won’t play with me. Twitch tolerates me. Snoopy is just nasty. It’s lucky that Snoopy has 9 lives. Perhaps we can be friends in the next one or two of them.
Mom doesn’t know when my birthday is, so we’ve decided to celebrate this day as a sort of birthday celebration. I’m sure that it will be the first of many happy years together!