About three months ago I started volunteering again at the Longmont Humane Society (LHS) offering Reiki Healing to the dogs and cats up for adoption. It was fun, difficult and rewarding all at the same time. I wanted to take them all home (Scott's allergic to cats, so I was safe there) and I often went home feeling sad for all the homeless dogs, but then I would return the next week and be elated to see how many of them had been adopted. LHS does an amazing job!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 was my last day volunteering, at least for the summer. Camp YaYa was beginning, which is weekly summer camp for my grandkids here at Zen on the Range...I'm YaYa.
I was making my rounds of the kennels to decide who I was going to offer Reiki that day. I'm a big-dog kind of gal, that's mostly what I've had, but I was over in the area where the small dogs and puppies are kept. A new little face was staring up at me...a very worried little face!
Her name was Olivia, 6 months old, Chihuahua mix weighing all of 10 lbs. and had been surrendered because her owner passed away. They had her separated from her pack of 3 that she came in with. I took her out to a grassy area, she was extremely frightened of everything, tail tucked tight between her legs. I walked her for a bit than sat down and she very quickly jumped into my lap and plastered her little body next to mine, burying her head into my arms and her insides were trembling. I knew right then but was still in a bit of denial. I sent a text to Scott with her picture and asked him if i could bring her home, only slightly serious. His response, "I would rescue them all, but it's up to you." I had just begun my rounds, so I literally peeled her off of me and took her back to her kennel. She was actually happier to be in her little space than outside.
After working with another dog and some cats, I went back to see Olivia. This time we went into an inside room where she promptly glued herself to me again, so we sat until I had to leave.
I had this strong feeling that if she was meant to be mine, the Universe would allow that to happen. I needed to think about it and I was a little concerned about how our dogs, Gracie & Badger would be with such a little girl, if the wide open spaces of RRanch would be appropriate and what about the horses???