Laura is sharing her story of how Lacy became part of her family. And we're getting a peek at her book, Loyal and True.
Is It Chance, or Fate?
Have you ever wondered how or why our pets come into our lives? Is it by chance, or are we fated to meet up with these particular souls, and make them part of our lives? My dog, Lacy, came to us in a way I believe answers the question.
During our married life, my husband and I have rarely been without a dog. Our last dog, Jessie, was a rescue, and her end was hard. After she passed, we weren’t sure we were ready to adopt again, but Fate seemed to have other ideas.
Since I’m interested in animal welfare, I’m hooked up with a number of rescue groups on Facebook. Those darling faces and heartbreaking stories pop up all the time on my feed, and I can sincerely say I lose my heart to every one of them. Only days after we lost Jessie, a little boy dog appeared on my feed, and can I just say he was the cutest thing? He’d been picked up from a ditch in Kentucky with his mom, and sent to our part of the country. But hubby and I weren’t up for a puppy. Wait…did they say mama dog?
I still remember how I felt that day, as if we’d lost another dog before we even had her. Husband and I went to a pumpkin-tossing party that afternoon and I had trouble enjoying myself. That’s when Fate stepped in. When we arrived home, I had a message from the rescue. The Meet & Greet hadn’t gone well. The potential adopter’s elderly dog hadn’t liked Lacy. Did we want to meet her?
The rest, as they say, is history. Lacy’s foster mom brought her to visit, and she stayed with us. Her little boy puppy was also adopted by a wonderful young couple. Fate had her say, and her way.
They won’t. We’ll be here for Lacy to the end, and she will know exactly how loved she is at that moment when Fate takes Lacy back into her arms. What do you believe? Do our pets come to us by chance? Or is there a larger plan?
Loyal and True
For the first time in his life, Loyal is unable to rise and follow his mistress. When he appeals to the Goddess for mercy, she grants him leave to return on one condition: it must be in the form of a man. And only if Barta recognizes him for who he truly is will he be permitted to stay.
Loyal never suspects that, as a man, his connection with Barta will deepen, becoming passionate enough to transcend nearly any change. Will Barta recognize him before he’s lost to her forever?