How do you explain love at first sight? I had no idea, as I struggled last night to explain to a husky rescue organization how my family had fallen in love with a dog named “Indy.”
Was it the look on her face? A message in her eyes?
I don’t know, but I knew as soon as I saw her. And maybe the fact that she’s named “Indy” was God’s way of making sure I got the message that she was meant to be with us. I wouldn’t even want to change her name. It’s…. perfect.
Yes, she has challenges. So what if she does? Almost everyone in my family and two of our previous three dogs had challenges – challenges that we’ve always managed to overcome.
I don’t know whether the rescue organization will agree to let us adopt her. We’re so far away from them and I could certainly appreciate any hesitation on their part. They want the best for her. So do we.
So we’re hoping and waiting. Maybe our veterinarian will tell them about how our past dogs were treated and they’ll be reassured. Or maybe when they do a home visit, they’ll see that every room has dog art and that it’s filled with love. I don’t know how we assure them that Indy is right for us and we’re right for Indy. I just know.
In the meantime, I hope the rescue organization tells Indy that there’s a family who wants her and a “furever” home waiting for her. Every dog deserves to know they’re loved.
Update July 7: She’s ours! We’ve been approved and look forward to going out to Illinois to bring her home after we get the back yard suitably Indy-friendly!