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I began searching online for someone to share our home in Kirkland, Washington with us. It had been very quiet since my husband Alan and I lost our sweet dog Cookie to cancer the year before. We are parents of three grown boys, and were on our way to being empty nesters, so we were open to the new idea of a rescue dog, maybe even two.

The moment I saw their picture it was over for me. They were a bonded pair. The littler one, Bucky, was adorable with his buck teeth, as if he was smiling all the time. And the bigger one, Mimi, whose eyes and scars said she had been through more than she should have. I knew Bucky would be easy to love, but I wanted to love Mimi. Four days later we flew to Reno so we could see if they might choose us. Mimi was very weary of people, especially men, but took to Alan and I almost instantly and that was that!

Mimi loves to snuggle on the couch and is super smart and playful. When she is excited, she never jumps up on you. She jumps very high and straight up in the air, but in a graceful, gentle way. It’s totally adorable! She loves to run and play with other dogs. She has a protective, but tender motherly heart toward Bucky and other smaller dogs and puppies. We call her our gentle giant.

Bucky is a wiggle worm who is always happy and loves to have belly rubs anytime, anywhere. He is very fast, and we are certain he has springs in his legs that x-rays would prove true! He loves to snuggle with us and uses Mimi as his chair and pillow. He’s very protective of Mimi with other dogs, and if he feels they are playing too rough, he does not hesitate to step in and referee.

We have been together less than 2 months, but it is clear to all we are their people. We needed them as much as they needed us. They both know they are truly home now and are safe, secure and loved. They have filled us up with so much joy and laughter, and we thank God daily that they picked us!


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FUREVER USA has partnered with award winning photography studios across the United States to provide you with a life changing, in-studio, photography experience. . . AND. . . at the same time, you are given the opportunity to share how your furry best friend (or friends) has impacted your life.

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