The companionship of a dog can be one of our truest experiences of commitment, loyalty and friendship and it’s this reason I wanted to hear more of how Lily and Megh found one another. Here is their story…
As for Lily’s story, it was a decision that Dex and I came to mutually to adopt a dog. We’re both dog people and I always knew that if I were to get a dog it would have to be an adopted pet, not purchased.
Lily came to us from Sit With Me, which is an amazing Ottawa area dog rescue organization. I had been perusing several rescue sites and sent in applications for several dogs. However, when I saw Lily (who was Mimi at the time) on the cover page of the Sit With Me website, she drew me in right away. She just had a goofy look on her face with her ears all pricked forward and tongue lolling out and I knew I had to ask about her.
My coworker at the time had previously fostered with the organization and knew that they were great so I went ahead and asked about her. In the phone interview, I immediately fell in love with the dog that was described to me, fun loving, energetic, cuddly, a really lovable creature all around. This was at the beginning of December, and I knew I probably wasn’t going to be able to start a trial week until after the holidays but I was really looking forward to trying to find myself a companion before Dex left for his business trips to Saskatoon and Brazil.
We had our trial week with Lily the week after Christmas and we both immediately loved her sweet demeanor and mannerisms. Because she’s a short haired dog, we had to buy her a coat and boots so that we could take her for walks in Ottawa’s bitter cold and she had absolutely no problems at all with getting all dressed up.
At the end of the trial week, we knew we had to keep her and Dex and I decided that she was for sure going to be a part of our family. Ever since that day, we haven’t looked back, and Lily has wiggled her adorable bum comfortably into our routines and lives.
She’s happiest when she’s with “her people” preferably cuddling on the couch or playing tug or fetch. I definitely wouldn’t go back to being a dog-less family for anything and I’m so happy that we got the chance to give her a second life.
I don’t know what her past was, other than she came from a SPCA in Quebec and they weren’t able to tell me her exact breed, but my best guess is an Australian Kelpie X with maybe boxer or bull terrier mixed in. All I can say for sure is that she’s awfully cute.
Lily and I also wanted to thank you for making the photo shoot so easy and enjoyable. Hopefully we’ll be able to do it again in the future!