Six more days and it's been a month... and I still get that speedy heart flutter thinking about the email I got back from Katie, the amazing girl who contacted me back, though there were a lot of other people who replied before me:) I still have the email:

"Hey!

So the lady hasn't replied to my emails at all. So you can give me a call and we can figure out a time for you to come see him=). I would like to be able to rehome him before Friday because I am going on a weekend trip. My number is -----------  call anytime, if I dont answer leave a voicemail sayin who you are and I will call you back as soon as I can. Thank you very much!

-Katie"

I was shaking like a leaf when I dialed her number:)

I had been so certain that you were going to be gone, though I wouldn't admit it. I kept telling myself, "It's Craigslist. People from Craigslist flake out all the time. She will too, she will, she will, she will." But I didn't believe it. Getting that message broke my heart in the best kind of way. (It exploded it from happy!)

I still get the chills thinking about how it was fate-it had to be. There's no way it was chance, everything fell together too perfectly-my mom agreeing to let you stay, you being an angel (for the most part:P) about Skittles, how you are so lazy-my only concern with having a Corgi was their energy level-something that I wouldn't dream worry of with you, how you showed up right as we were moving and I was able to have a dog, and how you are the cutest Corgi I have ever seen. I know all the Corgi parents say that, but really, you are. I love your goofy overbite and all that extra skin-though we are working on making that go away.. Sigh, how sad I will be-but happy too!:P 

You were glowing when I first saw you, I swear. It was crazy, everything just kind of blurred out for me, I think I was tearing up. I was shocked, that's for sure. I couldn't pet you or say anything for at least five seconds. (It took me a moment to realize that I was just standing there, dumbstruck with everyone staring at me.. So I pet you. I touched your ears, and that was it. I was done for, there was no way I was leaving without you, there was no way you weren't going to be in my life.)

Then Katie gathered up all your things, she gave me instructions on feeding you, and she said, "Come on Ziggy! Let's go get in the car!" And you were excited. You didn't stay excited though, when you saw it was our car that you were going to be climbing into and not hers. She had to pick you up and hand you to me. It broke my heart a little, but not because I was sad that you didn't want to come with me. I was sad because you couldn't possibly understand why you were being uprooted again, it was like you knew that it was happening, and you didn't want it to. It won't ever happen again, though, I swear.

I pet you the entire way home. You didn't do much investigating when we got home. You just lay down on the bed and stayed there, not really acknowledging us or the petting and attention we were giving you. I tried to leave you alone to have time to let it all sink in, but I couldn't. I had to be touching you, it was just unreal that you were actually with me.

Katie and I kept messaging back and forth daily for a while, but she kind of slipped off after a couple weeks. She was sad that you were gone, she said that she wishes she hadn't picked you up when we were leaving, because she almost cried right then and there. I told her that I would have, like a big ol' baby.

You are the most perfect doggy in the whole world to me:) I never thought I was going to get a Corgi so soon, and yet here you are, in our bed right this moment, making me smile just by being there.

Our daily walks are the best part of my day, listening to music in one ear, but leaving the other out so I can talk to you-I have to be able to hear, just in case you reply;) Talking you out of quitting our walks and even encouraging you to jog occasionally. That takes a lot of work, but I love it when those stumpy little legs stretch out from underneath you, and you bounce along beside me.

I can't wait for more months to pass, to see how you progress when you really start to realize that you are home, here to stay. I don't care what it takes, I'm your forever momma. I hope that eventually, you'll love me as much as I love you.

Now you must learn how to read, because since you can't, I have to share my letter with these nice people on here because someone has to know how I feel, and these are the only people I believe understand.

Looooooooove from, your mommy:)

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Comment by Zigward & Kimberly on March 2, 2012 at 6:33pm

Oh thank you guys so much:)

I was laying awake last night and I just couldn't stop thinking about it all, I was so happy that I wanted out of my skin lol...

I was very worried by the end of it that I hadn't found the right words, that they would be too empty for how I really felt, but I think I may have gotten it right for once. I'm so happy, these feelings are always htting me, I just have to look at him, or see some extra Corgi fur on our floors. I love it so much, I never want it to end.

Comment by Jennifer Markley on March 2, 2012 at 10:17am

So happy for you!  I cried too...

Comment by Chris, Kadi & Brodie on March 2, 2012 at 9:50am

I'm crying now after reading that. Ziggy and you were meant to be together. Hugs to you both!

Comment by Cindy Lincoln on March 2, 2012 at 9:30am

Your Corgi is one lucky Corgi!!  Congratulations!

Comment by Rachael & Waffle on March 2, 2012 at 9:03am

It's true, dog people are the only people who understand!  I'm so happy you finally have a Corgi and that he's everything you ever wanted. :]  

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