Fox was abandoned at about nine months old. He was left in the backyard of a house that backed up to Ed’s workplace. Ed says he may have seen the dog a couple of times in passing. However, one day, someone brought him into Ed’s shop. Fox looked at Ed and said, “You’re my dad. Take me home.”
Ed did, after stopping by PetSmart and leaving Fox in the car to buy a leash, collar, food dish and food (of course).
Toby’s human parents lived in Florida. They were getting a divorce, and the wife took Toby to a local kennel, because she could not keep him. She told the owner that she was looking for a home for him. The kennel’s owner called the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel club near where I live (in Georgia), and club members came and got him. Ten days after I expressed an interest in adopting a Cavalier, Toby became my dog.
So, in many ways, we set Fox and Toby free by becoming their loving guardians.
Ed got Fox in March of 1999. I got Toby in November of 2001. In August of 2004, Ed and I met at a local dog park. We started dating in July of 2005 and married on April 29, 2006. So in a way, the dogs made us free, too (even though we were both perfectly happy single until we met each other). 🙂 This picture was on the “thank you” page of our wedding order of worship.
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