Major's New Beginnings
I know that your New Beginnings stories are almost always written by the dog, not his human, but my Mom wrote a note that says it all—and better than I ever could. So I got a copy of it and I'm including it here:
For a few years my husband had wanted a boxer, I wasn't very fond of the idea but I finally broke down and got him one when I fell in love with this cutest rolly polly at the Pet Pro Life adoption clinic. We adopted Major through Pet Pro life in December of 2002, I got him as a Christmas gift for my husband. What a lucky find he was for us.
We will always be grateful that we were able to adopt him and make him part of our family.
From the day we brought him home he has been a joy to us, always bright, playful and obedient (well, obedient most of the time). He is 85 pounds of pure love and, although he isn't small, he still thinks he's a lap dog.
I was going through some of my old papers and found the original adoption paperwork. On the back of a card was the name of his foster. I tried calling her a few times but I was never able to get through to her. I'm wondering if she is still a foster parent with Pet Pro Life. I was told that before we got Major (that's what we call him now, but at the time he was named "Marc Anthony"), she and her family were raising him, and her daughter truly loved him. One of the workers at Pet Pro Life told me that she and her family would love to know that "Marc Anthony" went to a good home.
I'm sending you a picture of Major and, as you can see, he has grown into a beautiful dog. He is very much loved and very much spoiled.
As my Mom said, I've grown into a rather large dog, but I still love to lay on her husband's lap.