Did you ever get a dog that was a breed you JUST KNEW you would never own, or a dog that you really didn't want or a dog that wandered into your life and never left? And now do you just love that dog you didn't want to pieces?
Well this isn't about a DOG, but I had a similiar situation with a cat. My hubby and I are not cat people. At all. Hubby is allergic to boot. One day a cat came up to our house and rubbed on Karl's leg. The next day the cat came back and meowed at our door. It was a full-grown cat, a little skinny, so we fed her some chicken. Anyway a neighbor came over about a week later (she worked at a vet) and told us a lady had brought the cat in to the vets, saying she saw a carrier on the side of the interstate, so she pulled over to get it and found the cat inside of it. The lady brought the cat to the vets and my neighbor had been keeping it until they found an owner. The cat kept escaping over to our place! Anyway we named her Sassy and she stays outside during the day and inside at night. She kills rabbits, birds, mice, and anything else she can find. She is a real killer and is meaner than anything but I love her to pieces. In the morning she is sitting by the door to be let out and when we get home from work she comes running and sits at the door to be let in. If for some reason she doesn't greet us when we come home, all we have to do is whistle and here she comes. She has totally changed my perception of cats.
I was always admiring my friend's Peek-a-Poo. Threatening to steal her. Near Christmas, my friends gave me a puppy from their puppy's same parents. I was sooo happy...but my DH (and in this case it isn't Dear or Darling Hubby) wouldn't have any part of it. Before I could even name the puppy, my DH gave it away. I was whining to my dad and brother. My brother's purebred Chow Chow had puppies with a beagle. My brother offered me one of his puppies. I was like...No Way...I'm not getting one of those Cheagles! I was thinking how big, hard-headed and mean those dogs would be (sorry, ignorance on my part). Well, one look at Alex and I was hooked! I got my DH to agree to let me have him while he was drinking at a Company Christmas Party (yeah, I got him back!). Alex is the sweetest Chow Mix I have ever been around. He doesn't know what the word "mean" means. He is smart, friendly, great with kids and other pets, and beautiful too. I wouldn't give him up for the world. ~Karen~
The first dog we had when I was younger was a shih-tzu mix and she was adorable. She had those big eyes, that tiny nose, and little body. When she passed away, after awhile we decided to get another dog. My parents decided a Mini Schnauzer would be a good breed. When we went to pick up Lacey, at first I didn't really want her. I thought she was not cute at all! Schnauzers' looks are very different from Shih-tzus and she didn't have the big eyes and tiny nose that I was used to. My mind quickly changed though! She has a much better disposition and is much more loveable than my Shih-tzu ever was. I still feel bad when I think about how I didn't want her at first! Now I think she is one of the best-looking dogs I've ever seen!! I love her to death, I don't know what I would do without her!
Actually when we got our akita... Well my husband and I had been looking through dog breed books for breeds we both liked. And we both *loved* the look and type of the Akita, but they're fairly rare here in alabama. Seriously, when we were talking about that breed (Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute and German Shepherd were the other breeds we were considering), we both agreed, "Man we love those, but will never see one for sale around here, and if we do, it'll cost a small fortune." The following weekend, we found one.. Go figure ;)
I don't think I personally have had that happen. But I know that it's happened to my family before. When I was in 8th grade there was an ad in the paper for a free dog. We hadn't had a dog for awhile and decided to go see. My dad didn't really want it (it was a cocka-poo) he had an underbite and the worst crooked teeth I've ever seen on a dog. Well, we took him home and he quickly wormed his way into our hearts. It was just too bad he had heart problems and died a few months later. My brother also had that happen to him. He always said he hates cats. They always jump up on the cars and leave paw prints all over and he just hates it. They live on a farm and their friend brought over a cat she was giving to them 'cause she thought they needed a farm cat. Well, the cat, Petey, is just like a dog. He comes when you call his name and likes to be petted all you will pet him. He's so cute!! Now, there's been a Momma cat around (she's wild) and she had kittens a while back, and my brother caught and tamed 3 of them. Then there was one on their doorstep not that long ago and he's stuck around since then. So now they have 5 cats, plus Momma kitty. How's that for someone who hates cats?? My sister in law won't let them in the house, but who's been caught in the house, asleep on the chair, with a cat on his chest?? Hmmmmm...
My chihuahua Ace! I have always had big dogs...german shepherds mostly and we have a rott. So I never really considered myself to be a small dog person. But when I came to college I wanted a dog so bad so finally the summer before my senior year I got the smallest dog possible...a chihuahua! And I love him to death. I actually might get another chihuahua someday...but not soon lol.