A month ago, my friend and Will's flat mate, Jordan picked up two puppies from the garbage outside, who were freezing to death. The pups were so small, they could each sit in a palm of your hand. To be honest, if it had been me walking by them, I would not have taken them in with me because I wouldn't have wanted the responsibility. I've also got this mentality that things will work themselves out, and to let nature take its course. The plan was to take them in since it was below freezing outside, and then to the shelter within the week. However, the Beijing animal shelter was full, and so I offered to watch them with the thought that they would be easily adopted--being so cute and small it seemed like a no brainer. After two weeks, Lulu was adopted, which was such a relief as having two puppies running around is quite chaotic--not to mention, two cats, two people, PLUS 4 friends living under a roof for a week as well!! T'was quite fun now looking back on it, and quite the experience. Anyway, another week went by and another, and I just couldn't believe that nobody wanted Lola. She was a sweet dog, generally quiet, and well tempered. I am not trying to diagram every interaction we had because I don't think I could describe fairly the bond I developed with her. Yes, I am a cat person, and I love Sir Leopold til death do us part, but more-so I am an animal lover; I love all living things, life and absolutely everything about it. I'm so grateful for having this opportunity to feel what it's like to raise a puppy if only for a month. Lola came into my life, my home unexpectedly, and I grew to love her unexpectedly. We allow ourselves to take in these experiences, and when lucky enough, these feelings stay with us eternally.
Last night, a wonderful young lady took Lola home with her, where she will have a forever best (boy) dog friend. I am so relieved, and so thankful for everyone who helped try to find her a home. Here are some shots from our last weekend with Lola, Foster Papa William & of course the disapproving Sir Leopold :) 'Til we meet again, Lola.