Home for the Holidays
But days like today... make it all worth it.
Today, my Marco was adopted. Yes, that Marco... my little storm survivor.
On Monday, I wrote a heartfelt blog about Marco. My greatest hope was that the post would lead my special boy home for the holidays...
But in writing that post, I knew the reality of the situation. I've written blog posts about each of my Lucky Dogs. Many of those posts were written months ago... and many of those pups are still waiting to go home.
Why so? At Lucky Dog Rescue, I take the dogs with no other hope. My dogs are rescued from the most horrific situations... abuse, neglect, chaining, baiting, and torture. I also save many with special needs, illness, and health issues.
And if not for Lucky Dog, nearly every dog here would've been killed in a shelter... without ever knowing love.
However, in saving the worst cases... I'm also saving the least adoptable dogs. Therefore, my dogs are often here with me for much longer than many pets with other animal rescue groups. And I'm okay with that.
When I save these dogs, I know that they'll likely stay with me for a while.
So... when they finally do go home... there's this mixture of pain and joy in my heart... that just can't be described in words.
For me, that moment is incredible. It's heartbreaking. It's everything to me.
Marco smiled and kissed my cheek. Then, with tears streaming down my face... I watched, as Marco pranced out the door with his new mom, Kim.
And just like that... my Marco went home for the holidays... and forever.