DEEDEE8 ~ 3 weeks, 0 days ago Nov 12 2020, 11:36am
An Adoption Love Story From Montgomery County Animal Shelter I'm Grateful for My Dog: 🍂Scott says, in November of 2013, we lost our beloved Lab/Rottweiler mix, Dallas. Losing her was very hard on us and we didn't think we were ready for another dog. We had Dallas for 13 years. The day after Thanksgiving, we took a ride over to MCAS to donate some of Dallas' medical supplies (Dallas had diabetes) and special food. We were not really intending to get another dog but thought we would go and look anyway. We looked over the dogs, and even took a couple out of their cages for walks. While doing this, our daughter Carmen went off on her own. A few minutes later Carmen came running out to the yard area and said "I just found the coolest dog ever, you have to come and see this dog!". We followed Carmen back to this secluded area of the shelter and there was this BIG female Akita in a cage. Her name was Kita. She looked right at us and gave a mighty "woof!" before spinning around in a circle and then running into her dog house. She then came back out and did it again. We decided to take her out of the cage and take her for a walk. As soon as we got her out into the yard area, we knew that she was coming home with us. We brought her home and decided that a dog as pretty and majestic as her should have a majestic name to match. We decided to call her Apache. Since that time, Apache has become a very special part of our family. She has helped to welcome and raise five grandchildren and she loves it when they come to visit. One of the things that she has done from when we very first brought her home is that she will go and lay down under the tree in our backyard where Dallas is buried. She does this regularly and we like to believe that Dallas is sharing her wisdom on how best to take care of us with Apache. We love our Apache. Apache is now a 9 year old loving dog.
@TheWoodlandsTXDotCom : Very bittersweet story and I can totally relate to having your heartbroken and at the same time keeping it open to love another very deserving fur baby.