Ray’s Anniversary Month.

On March 2, 2013, we completed an application to adopt Ray. We had not totally decided on him, but wanted to ensure that we would get “first refusal” should any other requests be submitted for him. We were still evaluating him and, probably more importantly, were evaluating ourselves knowing that there were concerns being expressed by a shelter trainer about our suitability.

The concern was specifically my experience, as a young teen, of being bitten by a German Shepherd, together with the fact that I had never lived with a dog before. While Ray was considered ready for adoption, he was predicted to be quite challenging while he adjusted to family life.

On this day, five years ago, I was still visiting Ray on a daily basis in order to try and determine whether we could live together.

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32 thoughts on “Ray’s Anniversary Month.

  1. Wow! Hard to believe it has been 5 years. And thank you for sharing with us the through word and pictures the impact Ray has made on you and Carol, and the support you have received from your town.

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  2. Happy Anniversary! I look at Ray’s picture in this post and can’t get over how much he has changed in 5 years. He’s a beautiful dog and because of a decision you made, you 2 now have a beautiful, heartwarming friendship!
    What better confirmation could there be in knowing you made a wonderful decision! πŸ™‚

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    • A life changing decision at that. Sadly, our shelters are constantly full of animals who just want a loving home to go to. I can understand those Blog Followers who are operating rescue/re-homing services. Good for them! πŸ™‚

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Ray deserves an extra treat today. You too! Kudos to the shelter for having reservations about you. Clearly Ray’s well-being was their first priority. Little did they know that Ray had already found his forever family. Wishing you many more happy, healthy years together.
    β€’β€’β€’Gingerβ€’β€’-

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