Mr. Sugarbears aka Arthur is such a blessing in my life. He is my sweet, rescue dog and a constant reminder that life is wonderful.
Three years ago, I decided my family needed another dog and truth be told, I wanted to find the dog on my own. I searched online with our local shelter sites and immediately felt connected to a couple of them. I secretly set out that Saturday morning to meet these wonderful dogs. I spent four hours taking my time playing with the dogs and getting to know them, but somehow something was missing. I explained to the volunteer that although I loved them all, I needed some alone time to walk around the shelter. If you have ever been to an animal shelter you will understand what I mean when I tell you that every dog seems so eager to meet you. It’s heartbreaking. I finally stumbled upon Mr. Sugarbears. He was in the back of his cage, laying in his own feces and looking miserable. He didn’t care that I wanted to play with him. He didn’t even walk over to meet me. I immediately fell in love. I like a challenge. I had the volunteer bring him out to a play area so we could meet in a better place. It took a few minutes of coaxing him to me, but then something magical happened. He smiled at me and started running around in a circle. I played with him a little more and then signed the papers to adopt him. My life is better for it.