Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sharing a Love Story ♥

Today is a very special story about love at first site. Thank you Shannon for taking the time to put this all together for us so that we can learn about your journey finding that special 'one'. I believe everyone will enjoy this! Spread the love ♥

Shannon: Why Not On A Tuesday

I have never been much of a dog person per say.  I always had dogs growing up, but they were always outside dogs and not really my dogs.  I never had to worry whether they ate or bathed or got their shots – my parents took care of that.  So, I never really got too attached to a pet and never really understood when other people did.

Since day one of our marriage, my husband, Adam, has wanted a dog.  We have gone back and forth, but the timing was just never right.  We were always going from, “Let’s get a dog!” to “We are NOT ready for a dog!”

One random day in November when things were slow at work, I started looking around of, because the hubby and I were currently in the “let’s get a dog!” phase.  There he was - the cutest, sweetest looking tan and white basset hound I had ever seen named Beauford.

As soon as I got home from work that day, I showed Adam, Beauford’s profile.  He immediately wanted to fill out an application for adoption, because just like me, he had a gut feeling that this was our dog.  Come to find out, Beauford was an 11-month-old pure bred basset hound who had been given up for adoption from a basset hound breeder in Alabama for unknown reasons.  Our local SPCA had just received him and had just posted Beauford online.  We were the very first ones to inquire about him.

After meeting Beauford at his foster family’s home, we knew that he was the missing piece to our puzzle.  He has been nothing but a joy and has added so much to our lives.  I never envisioned myself getting so attached, but he is more than a pet; Beauford is a member of our family.   I can’t image why anyone would have wanted to get rid of Beauford, but God had a plan.  Not only did Beauford need us, but we needed him too.  He has enriched our life by tenfold, and though we have only had him for a little over two months, I can’t image life without him.

 Beauford was recently named Nashville Predators (NHL)/Pedigree’s January Dog of the Month.  

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