If you ever talk to RightHand for more than 5 minutes, you will likely learn that he loves pugs. (I thought this was a first date thing, the immediate and thorough personal bio, but apparently not :) Talking to me a year ago, after, well, many years or something, you would learn that I did not generally like pugs. Some breeds appeal to you and some don't, you know?
Over the year/months of dating, it has become clear that Little RightHand needs a pug. Really. His parents actually bought him a pug when he was little, but gave it away a day later because it snorted too much! :( His inner child needs to heal, you know.
Thus, I've been noticing pugs more and more lately, and they have definitely been growing on me. And just a few days ago, the heavens aligned, the angels sang, and I was on Petfinder.com. :) And I spied Odie:
And he was everything both of us wanted in a pug. For me, he was less hyper than most pugs and was thinner and lankier. For RightHand, he was a pug. :)
Well, after a day or two of looking elsewhere and hemming and hawing, I finally put in an adoption application, which is required before you can even meet him. And but a few hours later, the shelter wrote back and said they had literally delayed their e-mail to me just a few hours because they were waiting to see if a potential adopter was going to pick Odie. And they did.
I had only seen this pug online! We aren't even fully committed to adopting right now! And yet, I was so damn disappointed. And a little teary-eyed. RightHand took the news better, definitely. And, of course, there are other cute pugs and we are looking into a lot of them.
And perhaps it was meant to be after all, because, to drown my sorrows, I continued looking on Petfinder, and came upon her/this:
And I am nearly crying all over again she is SO FREAKIN' ADORABLE. Litterbox trained, friendly, calm, ADORABLE- everything I wanted in the bunny I didn't know I was looking for.
Lest any of you are worried while reading this, as I would be, all animals I would ever adopt are rescues in need of a home. Further, I work (for 2 more days, sad!) at the Animal Legal Defense Fund helping prosecute cases of animal abuse. And I have read up a ton and done my homework about rabbits. I understand the commitment, etc. and I hope you do, too, when you decide to adopt.
So when I say she's so ADORABLE CUTSEY FLOPSY MOPSY OHHHH LOOK AT DA BUNNEEEE! I mean that in the most adult, responsible way possible. ;)
I've sent my e-mail inquiry and will keep you posted.