Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dora

Six years ago,
Give or take a day or two,
A litter of beagle-mix puppies was born to a mama dog in West Virginia.
They were taken to the pound.
All fourteen puppies and their mama...
Were left there to be euthanized.
Then the good people angels at Pet Rescue came along.
And brought them to foster homes in New York.
A human mama and her babies, found these puppies.
They selected one named Maggie and went through the process to adopt her.
The human daddy didn't want another puppy.
The family bichon Boomer had only last year gone to The Rainbow Bridge.
"It's too soon." He said.
"It's a dishonor to Boomer." He said.
"Okay," said the human mama. "We'll just go view the puppy."
The human daddy went to play golf.
The human mama and her babies went to 'view' the puppies.
They were six weeks old and ready for their forever homes.
Maggie the puppy was just as cute in real life as she was in her photos online.
She was so sweet, cuddly and squishy.
But her sister Dora? The Explorer?
Decided that she was our puppy.
And that was that.
By the time the human daddy reached the human mama on the phone,
She was already at Petco buying supplies...
For the puppy her children could hold in the palms of their hands.
And when they got home?
And put the puppy on her new daddy's knee?
He was a goner.
And still is today.
Happy Birthday Dora!
You are loved more than you will ever know.

23 comments:

Tammy said...

Awwww, that's so sweet! Happy Birthday Dora!

Sassy said...

OH MY STINKIN' STARS.......Your post made my tears start swellin' in my eyes...that is sort of how we felt when we saw our big boy...HE HAD TO GO HOME WITH US....I ♥ that Dora of yours...of course Daddy loved her with that cute face.....♫♪♫HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU♫♪♫HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR DORA♫♪

Lisa said...

Oh thanks....that made me cry and you know why. Very very sweet. Happy birthday to a very special Dora.

Maria said...

Happy Birthday Dora & what a wonderfully written story.

Hilary said...

Awww Happy Birthday, Dora. Mom's always know best. :)

Nurse Nancy said...

So cute! I love a good dog story.

TSannie said...

Dear Dora-dog,
Happy birthday to the secondest best dog in the whole wide world!
xoxoxo Stella-dog

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Happy Birthday Dora! You are one lucky gal! And so are those humans!
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Sara said...

puppy love, ain't it grand?

Daryl said...

Oh she knows ... she is the bestest pup .. female beagle pup, 'cause we all know Stella is the best shepherd pup and George is the best boy pup ...

Mango Girl said...

How AWESOME! Happy Birthday Dora!

Emom said...

VERY sweet! smiles.

Grandmother said...

They really become part of the family and burrow into our hearts. Thanks for telling her story.

LL Cool Joe said...

Aaaw I'm chocked up here. Ok maybe that's a slight exaggeration, because I'm scared of dogs, but Dora does look very cute!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Happy Birthday to Dora! Gustav also sends his best wishes, plus a hiss or two--he can't help it.

Karen Deborah said...

yep that is the best kind of luvin---doggie grins

joanne said...

lucky Dora, smart too!

Diane said...

Oh... pretty Dora! What a face! And what a sweet story!

Snooty Primadona said...

What a prize winning smile she has. Happy Birthday Dora!

mom x 2 said...

Happy Birthday Dora!!! Such a sweet story :)

Debbie said...

What an adorable story Mama :)

Suz Broughton said...

Happy B-day Dora!

Country Girl said...

He totally is a goner! Happy Birthday, sweetie.