This is the second post on a series of testimonials about pet adoption and how those experiences can change people's lives. Read the beautiful story of how Leslie from Florida adopted Barney and Jet, a wonderful experience! I am also posting a video of actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, speaking at the Ellen DeGeneres show on how their dog Duke rescued her family, and not the other way around : ).
These are Leslie's stories:
"Barney, Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever, is 12 years old. He was rescued from the Human Society when he was 10 months old. He was there with his brother, who we never met, and had been adopted twice and returned twice – why, because he had too much energy and was really protective. I wanted a running partner, a dog that would keep me safe, and be a companion to the family. Boy did I get a runner. His endurance, thank you Husky, is amazing. His beauty, thank you Golden Retriever, is astounding, people compliment us all the time – like we had something to do with it. What we got is one of the smartest, majestic, graceful, gracious, protective, loving, purposeful, kind, and intuitive creatures I have ever known. He smiles, he cries, he talks, and he laughs."
"Jet, Black Lab and Greyhound (we think), is 6 years old. He was rescued from the SPCA when he was 2 years old. He had been in a kennel in North Florida for almost a year. When we got him, he had a bad injury to one of his front legs, his back left leg was half the size (girth) of his right and he would not use it. When we got him home, he threw up. We took him to our Vet and he had 4 kinds of intestinal worms in his vomit. Today, he is easy going, fun, tolerant, playful, happy-go-lucky, sweet, gentle, goofy, and he eats everything in sight. He too has become a runner, thank you Greyhound, but he is such a jock – tries for that 4 minute mile. His sheer black coat (thank you Black Lab - his name is really Jet Black) is shiny, he has no limp, and loves everyone.Barney rolls with it and Jet gets rolled over by it." - Leslie, Florida
And finally, the video from Jennifer Love.
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