The lights came on, waking me from my deep sleep. I untangle myself from my siblings and stretch out my stubby legs. And I’m up! Big day today, I think. Time to show my new family I am the one for them! I look around and see the other pups waking up as well and look around for some water. *Grumble grumble*I let out a surprised yip, I’m hungry! I dance with happiness as I see our foster mom bringing us our food! “Yum, yum, yum,” I bark! As soon as I can reach the food, I gobble it all up. Now, I am full and ready to take on the day! The door is opening, and here she comes! I rush to the edge of my puppy crib and jump up.
“Me! Pick me, I promise to do well.” Foster mom must have decided someone else was a better fit because she passed by me and picked up my neighbor. That’s alright; I will get picked next time! The door opened again and here she comes! Is it my turn yet? It is, oh joy! I jump into her arms and she takes me with her. I am placed in a new area, and I immediately see the people who might take me home. How wonderful that would be, no? I pick myself up and with my head held high I strut over to them.
“Please take me home with you, I promise to do the best I can and love you with all my little heart.” They coo at me and I think they like me, but all too soon I am taken back and put back in my home. Ah well I think, I know the right family will come for me. I see a little later that my neighbor still has not returned, and that makes me sad because I will miss her. I hope she loves her family as I know I will. I lie down next to my brother, and rest my head on his back. He grumbles a bit, but soon goes back to sleep. I close my eyes, all this excitement is so tiring.
Suddenly I feel weightless and I open my eyes to see myself being taken back out to the playroom, am I meeting someone new? I am again set down and I look to my right and see the person I am being introduced to. My heart stops, she is the one. She is my new mother, I can feel it. My little tail starts to wag, faster and faster with the beat of my heart and the happiness that threatens to take over my entire being. The lovely lady picks me up and looks into my soul. I say, my heart belongs to you. She responded, and even though can’t understand her; I know she has chosen me. My heart overflows with love as my new mom says,
“She is the one.”