From one of my grand dogs, Phoebe.
When your mom and dad go on vacation and leave you behind:
Okay, truthfully, I’m having an amazing time. My mom’s friend is staying with me, and we played so much! Then my mom’s friend had to go to an event and my grandma came over to feed me so I had to play with her too cuz grandma’s get their feelings hurt if we don’t play with them, right?
Then I ate dinner and got soooo tired.
If you’re all wondering, my name if Phoebe and I’m a goofball Golden Retriever and fierce lizard/gopher hunter. I used to live with other people, but then they got tired of me when I started to cost them money for medical care and wanted to put me to sleep. I didn’t understand what I did wrong or why they didn’t want me anymore.
Don’t be sad though! No really, this story has the best ending ever. It turns out my “real” mom worked at the place my other people took me to put me to sleep. My “real” mom couldn’t let them do that because I’m too special. I know because she told me so. My “real” mom paid for the surgery I needed, and now I’m living with my “real” mom and dad, and they base their entire life around me. They never get mad at me or try to get rid of me if I get sick either.
So what do you guys think of my Happily Ever After Story? My grandma tells me you all like Happily Ever After stories and so I just had to tell mine!
P.S. From Jen: So I’m butting into Phoebe’s story to add in something here. Yes my daughter-in-law took on Phoebe and paid for her care. But I, and she, have both seen cases where owners truly can’t afford to care for a beloved animal any longer due to a change in their situation. I don’t actually know if that was the case here, but I saw heartbreaking cases when I worked at the animal shelter decades ago and my daughter-in-law saw sad situations where she worked too. We don’t always know people’s circumstances, so I’m not judging, I just let Phoebe tell her story here Happy Wednesday!
August 31st, 2022 at 5:44 am · Link
Hi Phoebe. You’re a very special girl. Nice to meet you.
August 31st, 2022 at 7:18 am · Link
Hi, Phoebe! Boone, Jake, Loki, and Pete all send their love. You have a very special family now, which is the way it should be. Special dogs deserve special people to love them and you found your “real.” Your grandma talks about you and she loves you too. And yeah, we’re all kinda suckers for the ol’ HEA around here. So happy you found yours! 💕
PS: Yo, Phoebe. This is Jake. Totally get you, girl! I had five other families before my real mom and dad found me. Now I’m home. Pretty cool, isn’t it? Tail wags and happy barks to you.
August 31st, 2022 at 7:20 am · Link
Okay, that was funny. Jake totally channeled Sylvester Stallone just now when he actually sounds like Sam Elliott.
August 31st, 2022 at 2:40 pm · Link
Hi Phoebe! I’m so happy to meet you. Your grandma has spoken very fondly of you many times.
I love your happily ever after story. Thank you for sharing it with us. You are a very special lady and your real mom knew it right off. She is also a very special lady. Your grandma tells us nice stories about both of you.
Again, it was great getting to meet you.
PS. Jenn – thank you fore typing this out for Phoebe. You have a great afternoon.
August 31st, 2022 at 5:20 pm · Link
Carrie, Phoebe says thanks and happy to meet you too!
August 31st, 2022 at 5:22 pm · Link
Silver, Phoebe is thrilled you liked her HEA! The part where I talk about her all the time she just expects Phoebe doesn’t lack confidence in her beauty and charm, LOL!
Jake, sounding like Sam Elliot makes me love you more! But your SS impression is very good too. But seriously, why would five families give you up??? But you sure found the right people now!
August 31st, 2022 at 5:27 pm · Link
Viki, Phoebe’s wagging her tail in happiness to meet you too! And she’s super stoked you liked her story!
Typing out her story is fun I hope you’re having a good week too!