On Thursday afternoon I got a call from Jeff at the Humane Society. Jeff asked me how our adoption is going and I said, “GREAT!” There was a pause and I instantly knew something was up. He went on to tell me that Sochi’s previous owners had contacted them and it turns out they wanted her back. Sochi, or Ruby rather, had been a farm dog and wandered off for some reason. She was picked up as a stray on the boarder of our county and hers and brought up to our shelter. Her owners only checked with the shelter in their county and so never came across her. It turns out they hired someone to help track her down and they discovered she had been adopted out of our shelter. They understood that she legally belongs to us now but thought maybe there was a chance we would sell her back to them.
As you can imagine, my heart broke into a million pieces. I was sobbing on the phone with Jeff, telling him how she sleeps in our bed, goes everywhere with me, and how much our son loves her. I told him I needed to think about it. I cried all afternoon and talked to various people about how to handle the situation. In the end, I told Jeff we could not let her go. She is now part of our family and she has accepted us as her pack. I am truly heart broken for her previous owners and would love to write them a letter. Of course Jeff was very understanding and acknowledged I had been put in a very difficult situation. Commence stress eating. I ate way too much food in way too short of time. Today has been about loving my body through cleaning smoothies, walking, and yard work.
Supa-dupa Green Smoothie
In the blender:
2 stalks celery
3 cups mixed greens of your choosing
1 cucumber, peeled if not organic
1 green apple
juice from have lemon
1 cup of water