Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Greetings - you never know luck happens sometimes

May you all have a lucky day.

Eight years ago we certainly did on St. Patrick's Day.


It was the day we adopted Noelle from an animal shelter.
I had been on the search one of these.


When I spotted her at a flea market
on March 16, 2002
where the shelter had set up a booth.

Her cage said I'm Noelle, me and my
three friends have lost our home.

I called her name and she looked at me
in such a way I knew she would be perfect us.

All night I talked about her and her short
little legs.  A far cry from a German Shepherd.

We almost didn't get her, someone had
asked if they could put her on hold
until a family member could meet her.

It was a nasty day of sleet and snow
when shelter called, saying we don't know
where they are but, you can come see her again.

We arrived five minutes before the shelter closed.
She ran right to us.
The shelter staff found that interesting.

I guess the other people aren't comming.
She is yours if you would like to have her.

Absolutely!

Noelle is the most wonderful companion.
How's that for the ultimate flea market find.

Lucky us!

9 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

Oh how sweet can you teleport her to me through the computer?? So sweet.

simpledaisy said...

Oh my gosh how weird!!
My husband had a miniature daschund that looks just like yours when we met...she has since passed...
But now we have a lovely german shepard that we rescued from our local humane society!!
I love dogs and would rescue a million if I could:)
Cute doggy and I love her name~

Linda said...

OH- I think she would be the best find ever! What an adorable dog! (Can you tell I'm a sucker for dogs?)

Tracey said...

Oh how wonderful!!! What a great idea for the shelter to set up at the flea market! I used to volunteer at an animal shelter in college...such a great place to get your dog from!

:) T

1022 Sea Shell Ave said...

Sweetest face EVER!!!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

VERY lucky you!!!

m ^..^

La Dolfina said...

What an amazing story and connection. I'm so happy you found each other :)

Jennifer said...

thanks for adopting! I am so happy to meet more and more people all the time that have done so instead of buying a puppy...but we still have a long way to go. i am sure that you tell everyone who meets your little dog that she came from a shelter, and that is good, because it helps to change people's conceptions of shelter pets.

She is so pretty!

sealaura said...

so lovely! Noelle was meant to spend her later years with you.

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