A little over 3 months ago, Cynthia and I went to BARCS to pick up a foster dog, and I truly wanted to train her and work on her behavior so she could go to her forever home, but that was never meant to be. As time went by, I realized that Bella was a smart, beautiful, active, affectionate, strong, challenging dog. In other words, perfect for us. Cynthia fell in love with Bella from the beginning, but to be quite honest, it did take me a while to really feel a bond with her. When did this happen? Once I started to train her. Training a dog is work for both the dog and the handler, so for those that have never trained a dog, let me tell you that aside from walking, training a dog allows you to form a bond with a dog even when you don’t realize it, like in my case.
Since Cynthia wanted to adopt Bella for a while, I went ahead, without telling her anything, to BARCS to fill out the application form and as of last month Bella became a permanent member of our family. When I finally told Cynthia about it, do you know what was her reaction? She had a smile from ear to ear, and then she cried. Bella is our foster failure, and that’s ok with us. Welcome home Bella!