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.
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.