Munchkin - A Petfinder Happy Tail

Adopted Dog

Adopted from Forgotten Dogs Rescue, Walla Walla, WA.

It was January 23, 2012 when I lost my beloved Bear (a 13 1/2 year old Pom) to gallbladder disease. At the same time I was waiting for a result of a biopsy to find out if I had cancer.

I had seen Munchkin's photo on Petfinder a couple of months earlier but knew I couldn't bring another dog home and upset Bear.

I again looked on Petfinder and saw Munchkin was still available. I contacted Forgotten Dogs Rescue, went thru their screening process and prepared to have Munchkin come live with me.

The day after Munchkin arrived I found out I had cancer.

I tried to reach Munchkin's foster mom to let her know he was happy but didn't hear back. 2 weeks later I got a note from her. The reason she had not contacted me is that her house had a fire and she lost all her dogs and her fosters along with everything she owned. She was devastated. She said I rescued Munchkin twice. Once by giving him a forever home and the 2nd by adopting him right before the fire which happened a couple of days after I Munchkin came to live with me.

Munchkin saved me also. He was by my side as I beat cancer.

I tell him all the time - he was meant to be my dog. I think he agrees.

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