|Falling in love changed my life. And like many love stories, this one had its ups and downs. Piper did not give up her affection easily at first. She was incredibly shy and fearful and her tail was always tucked between her legs. She hid under the furniture. She cowered. She barked at everyone. I didn't know how to handle this sensitive dog. I thought of returning her to Grateful Dogs Rescue but something told me she was a keeper. Finally. she jumped on the sofa next to me and fell asleep. That is when our love affair began. From then on I knew I would never give her up.
In fact, I felt she deserved so much more than to live in a tiny apartment. She deserved a yard. And a doggy companion. The world. So I quit my job and drove across the US to move toward a brighter future. Of course, Piper was right by my side, hiking and exploring and riding long hours watching the miles tick by. Because of this little canine, I am finally going to be what I want to be.
We are now in my home state of Michigan. Piper is a smart, happy, well-adjusted dog who will play fetch for hours and can hike for miles. She loves to tumble and play with her newly adopted doggy brother. She has taught me more than I believed possible. I cannot begin to describe how much joy and laughter she brings to my life. I could not love her more.
Thank you for rescuing us. Your organization and volunteers are invaluable. I am certain I would not be on this path were it not for your incredible efforts. You have changed and enriched my life.
AnnMarie and Piper