It’s been about 4 months since I “foster failed” and adopted Xena in late September, 2018. Not even 12 hours after my housemate took off for a family vacation in Seoul for two weeks, I went into Muttville to pick out a foster dog. From the foster page of the Muttville website, a close friend had pointed her out, that she had “wise, lucid eyes”- and as soon as I laid eyes on Xena in person, I knew I wanted to foster her and only her.
At that time, I did not think I could commit to giving Xena or any pet beyond succulents a forever home. Boy, was I wrong-Feelings of affection, adoration, just pure love all changed that. I wanted to, HAD to make our lives work. The first two weeks of fitting Xena into my already hectic life made it so hard, I would be lying if I said I didn’t think about returning her. But the days passed by and it became the norm to see Xena hop off the couch and greet me at the front door.
Now I can’t imagine a life without Xena. I look forward to coming home from work or from being out every day just to see her. In fact, I love Xena so much, I try and take her wherever I go (so far, just a Napa day trip!) and I’m looking forward to driving down to Carmel Beach and Big Sur with my family and her alongside for the holidays.
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