Sorry for my absence last week; It was a hectic one, to say the least.
If you saw my last update, you would know that my family has adopted two dogs from a local rescue organisation.
So, since both Kira and Jordan are happily in their second week here. I thought that I would write a post that documents their first week in their forever home.
Seeing as this is is my first experience with rescue dogs, we didn’t know what to expect with these girls. However, since the pair came home on March 4th, our lives have been transformed for the better.
Kira is a reserved, 2-year-old Lab mix; She has been mistreated in her life. Her reactions to certain events are evidence that she has had a hard time in past. For instance, when our smoke detector went off last Sunday, Kira hid in our mudroom for at least an hour in fear of the sound. Apparently, when she was found living in a hole with her litter, people had been throwing firecrackers to scare them out. As a result, Kira doesn’t like any loud noises; she spooks easily.
However, while Kira has her demons, she has become fond of me over the last few days. I believe that it would take a surgeon to be able to remove her from my room; She has become very comfortable there, meaning that poor Jake has lost ownership of his bed.
Jordan is Kira’s daughter; they have a close friendship.
Since she is younger, Jordan tends to be much less traumatised by her and Kira’s shared past; she is an easygoing pup that enjoys food and walks. Furthermore, Jordan is not known to turn down any affection from humans.
While this first week was not easy, and we have been a permanent state of exhaustion, both dogs have been amazing for my family; we consider ourselves lucky to have been chosen to give the girls the loving future that they deserve. I am grateful that we were in a position where we could rescue both the mum and pup.
Have you ever rescued before? Tell me about your pets in the comments. Also, be sure to follow this blog for future updates on the ladies.