It had been a few years since my Beagle, Maddy, had passed away. She was fourteen. I got the word from where I was living that it was ok to get another dog so I started looking. I had been looking for awhile and not one dog had caught my eye, then I saw the post for Amelia on Petfinder. She was a beautiful white dog with small black spots and a black patch over her right eye. But, what caught my attention the most was those eyes of hers. She had the most beautiful brownish/red eyes and I couldn’t help but fall in love with them. I knew she was my dog.
I contacted Mary from Mary’s Dogs because that was the contact in the ad. I thought Amelia was in Deerfield, NH and thought that was great because I lived in Manchester, just a few towns over. Come to find out, Amelia was in South Carolina. That was scary! So many thoughts went through my head. Thoughts like What if I pay to have her come here and it didn’t work out?, or What if this dog was a hyper pooch? Or what if this dog had more issues then I could deal with? Well, I took the risk and paid to have her come up here. She was a year old pooch from the south and I prayed she liked snow.
It was a warm night in early April when I drove an hour to go meet her and pick her up at the meeting point where she was supposed to be dropped off. She was one of the first pups to come off the large doxycycline for cheap camper she came up in. I was so excited! Amelia and her travel mate were so nervous and seemed glad to be off the camper. They cuddled up with my oldest son, Brett, on the sidewalk as soon as they were able to. It was a quiet ride home and Amelia just curled up on the floor of the van for the hour ride to her new permanent home. I was expecting some household accidents for the first month, at least, but the first night she woke me up to go outside. At that moment, I knew we would be ok.
It took a few months for her true personality to come out. Now, she is still the sweetest pup in the world. She is not a barker but is a vocal pup, with low growls, barks, and whines. She sure makes her presence known if she needs to. She has quite the personality and is a character. She doesn’t like it when the boys wrestle and gets in between me and them if we get too out of hand for her. I call her a little mother because she tries to protect the boys. And everyone who comes in contact with her adores her. Even people who aren’t big fans of dogs like Amelia. I get so many comments on her colors and personality. I have never seen a dog like her stuffed animals as much as Amelia. And I have never seen a dog photograph so well!
I will never regret bringing her into my home. She is one of the most loving dogs I have ever owned. Rescue and adopted dogs are the best!