My daughter works at a doggie day care and kennel. She shared a story with me last night at dinner that had me crying tears of joy. I thought it might be nice to read about a good thing for a change so here goes the story.
A woman who have been bringing her dog to the day care for a few years recently died and it left her poor puppy, Baboo, without a home. The kennel is super good about helping place dogs whose owners have died. Living in a mostly retirement community results in this problem coming up more than you may think. Baboo is a black standard poodle who does not seem very friendly to the rest of the dogs and frankly tolerates people. She acts more like a cat than a dog at times.
The owner of the kennel reach out to a woman, Sally, whose poodle had died this past Christmas. The owner of the kennel explained what happened and that they were trying to find a home for Baboo. Sally told the owners that she would have to think about it. The next morning, she called the kennel and wanted a little more information about the dog. When the owner of the kennel got the dog’s name, Sally became very quiet and the kennel owner could hear her sniffling on the other end of the phone. Finally, Sally said, “Baboo is the name of my very first dog. She died the day I left for college. I will most definitely take Baboo. I will be by to pick her up this afternoon.” You should note that Sally is retired now so it has been a few years since college.
Sally shows up the next afternoon and the kennel owner brings Baboo out to meet her. The dog goes wild with joy. She jumps up on Sally and starts licking her face and running through all the tricks she knows. The dog who could care less about humans is in love with Sally. [What happens next is what caused me to cry.] Sally leans down and whispers to Baboo, “I have loved you even before I met you.”
Sally called the kennel about a week later and told them it was like having her old dog back. She and Baboo already have a road trip planned and they are living it up. Sally thanked the kennel for the greatest gift of bringing her a true friend.
What a fantastic story. Do you have a story where love have come around to you twice in this life? I would love to hear it so reply to this newsletter and let me know.