It's National Mutt Day: Pixie's Adoption Story
Pixie has a really unique and non-traditional Adoption Story. I was running a dog walking/pet sitting business in Seattle at the time. Even though people were paying good money for pet services I ran into quite a few situations of people wanting me to adopt their animals because they felt that the dog had a better relationship with me and I took better care of the animal then they did. I don't know if this is a common occurrence for people working in pet services?
There was a family that had a german shepherd/mix and a border collie/lab mix. The border collie lab/mix (PIxie) who had a really interesting and almost negative temperament where she was incredibly whiny and almost seemed neglected. Pixie was living with a 2 year old and was always playing the battle of the baby personality with the toddler. The family was trying to have another baby and was very overwhelmed to keep Pixie. She called me and asked me if I would have any interest in adopting her. On paper she was a 4 year old 50 or so pound Black Lab that loved to fetch.
I said YES, that we would adopt her! On my 27th birthday, the GREATEST bday present of my life we opened our home to Pixie. At first I noticed that Pixie didn't have too much of a personality and it was incredible to watch that even within a day her smiling and having fun. Now we can't get her to stop smiling.
Here are some other photos of her from her first day
She's a spoiled girl now, has been with us on our wedding day and been with us through so many important days/events in the years since. I cannot imagine my life without her and has been the muse for my pet photography and even this blog!! She is my first dog and has taught me how to love more than I can articulate, I have two cats and I love them to pieces but the relationship that you have with a dog is very different and special.