Oh, these two dogs! What a pair. They are the perfect example of all that's right with rescue pups.
Madi is a dedicated dog mom to every pup she brings into her family, and she called me before she even picked up her newest from rescue! That's how sure she was that she could make this new girl happy.
Jankins is a six year old pup who was described to me as a "grumpy old man... if you're not my mom don't talk to me." Well, it's obvious that he's got a soft side, too. From the minute they got out of the car, he had one eye on his new sister, Jackie.
He seemed to be quite protective and there were a couple of times I couldn't decide if he was coming to say hello to me or to tell me, "Look! I've got a new sister!"
While Jankins was happy to explore, Jackie was more apt to stay right next to mom, after all she had only found Madi not even 2 weeks earlier. You would never have known that Jackie had not always been with Madi and Jankins. (And, this is where I start smiling all over again...) Even though Jackie was a rescue with not the best past, it was very clear that she knew she had found her family and she was quite comfortable with them (and, dare I say thankful... because along with comfortable and happy that was another word that I felt described Jackie as I watched).
I love seeing families grow, and I especially love getting to witness how the first dog welcomes the next. On the walk back to the car I told Madi all the things I saw in Jackie that were just so amazing to see from a dog who had been with a family for such a short time. If you ask me, just like humans, dogs can feel when it's right.
Jackie I'm so happy for you! It's obvious you're where you belong. (And, you make a wonderful big brother, Jankins.) ;O)