We are all thrilled to welcome her into our family. She'll come home to live with her forever family on Tuesday after she gets spayed. This was a case of love at first sight and instant bonding between a boy and a dog! Here's how it happened:
Saturday morning we headed down to the Farmer's Market that's held on the beautifully restored and repurposed historic San Antonio Brewing Association property (where they made Pearl Bear for many years). It was already getting hot and we had had to park on a side street and walk across to the Farmer's Market. However, before we got to the market there was a pet adoption event sponsored by SnipSA, a local rescue organization. So, we slowed down! We looked at the dogs, some in cages and some on leashes being walked around. We admired some beautiful calico kittens (if my house wasn't full I think two of them would have come home with me!) before walking on.
We were headed to the market but passed a little grassy area where there were several dogs on leashes. A young lady was holding two very similar dogs and as we walked by one of the dogs came toward us, of course we stopped. Jaydon knelt down and started to pet the dog (actually I think this was Peanut that came forward first). A few words were exchanged, we laughed about the dogs' cute names and then it happened. Jelly came toward Jaydon and he started petting her and within 30 seconds I could tell that they were bonding! I've never seen anything like this, ever! The look on Jaydon's face was incredible!
His Mama told the foster mom that although they wanted to get a dog that she knew she couldn't take both. The foster mom explained that although she had found the dogs together that they were not specially bonded and were easily separated. A little more discussion and Stephanie went to get the adoption process started. Jaydon and Jelly had made that special dog/human connection and Stephanie knew this was the right dog for them!
|Peanut and Jelly together|