Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Second Chances

This little puppy is Bentley. Last summer I rescued Bentley from a puppy mill auction when he was 3 months old. A rescue volunteer named Krystina fostered him for 2 months, and then he was adopted. The entire time that she fostered him Krystina begged and pleaded with her parents to let her adopt Bentley. She was totally devoted and in love with the little guy. Unfortunately, her parents said no, and Bentley was adopted by another family.

Fast forward and now Bentley is 10 months old, and I received an email from Bentley's adoptive family, saying that they were returning him to the rescue. According to them, he was not bonding with their family, and they felt like it would be best if they returned him. Little did they know that this would ultimately be the very best choice for Bentley.

As soon as Bentley's original foster mom found out that he was back in rescue, she requested an adoption application. She wasn't letting him slip through her fingers again. And this time her parents were on board with her adopting him. It was an amazing reunion when Bentley and Krystina got to see each other again after all these months!

Here's to second chances and the miracles they bring to those who grab onto them and make them count!


Robbie said...

I just love reading your posts and the happy ending stories! (I don't want to hear about he sad ones!). I'm SO happy for the 'made to be together' family!!!! Wonderful!

krystina said...

I cant tell you how exciting it is to be back with Bentley! He has been doing so great sine he's been back home and I'm really happy about that! He gets along with everyone he's been around and absolutely loves my other dog, Lucy! They play together, sit in the same chair, and even give each other kisses! I never thought the day would come where I would get my boy back. Not only does he get to stay with me for a while this time, but we get to spend forever together and I can't wait to watch him grow into an even more amazing dog. He is the greatest new addition to our house and I can't wait to see where life takes Bentley and me.

Karen- Thank you so much (again) for helping me out with all of this and for realizing how much love Bentley and I share for eachother. And as for the shelter, don't ever expect to get this boy back....he's all mine. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet this awesome boy all those months ago. If it wasn't for you and Debbie, I wouldnt have met him, fallen in love with him, and then give him a ''fur''ever home filled with love. :-)

P.s.- I cry every time I read this blog you wrote about us. Thank you, Karen. You have done so much for Bentley and I and we can't tell you how much we appreciate it.

Gina said...

Thank you Krystina and Karen for sharing this 'happy tear' story!

Vivien Zepf said...

Great story!

Anonymous said...

I have tears in my eyes - I'm a sucker for happy endings. Thank you so much. I love reading your blog and looking at your pictures and art work.

Denise in Sacramento
(with 6 cats and one dog)

Marty Mason said...

Some things are just meant to be. It was a long trek but now Bentley is home!