It's hard to believe The Captain has only been in our lives for a whole three weeks.
... and it's especially hard to believe, considering the massive pile of toys he's managed to accumulate in such a sort amount of time.
Since we adopted him from the rescue organization, we've managed to piece together a lot his story... and while it breaks my heart, it makes me so very happy that we're the ones able to spoil him rotten... and then some.
When he was a puppy, it turns out our little guy was stolen off the balcony of his family's apartment. And then he was sold on Craigslist.
And after a year or so (we think), the lady who bought him on CL couldn't take care of him anymore (not sure why... there's rumor of a house fire, but we don't know if that's creditable or not) and she surrendered him to the rescue organization.
Three days later or so, we met him and BAM. You pretty much know the rest.
Now, I know that his story isn't anywhere near as horrific as some rescue pups. But to think that somebody stole him and made money off this cute face makes me so sad... not to mention the fact that he's been passed around to so many people & families in his short little life.
Being the dog whisperer that I am (duh), I think he needs stability... which is good, because we're not going anywhere and we're kinda attached. So yeah... there's that.
Oh, and in case you're worried about the family he was stolen from, don't fret. Once the rescue org found out he'd had a family before the lady who brought him in (but after we'd already adopted him), they contacted them. Thankfully, the family didn't want what happened to them happen to us and since he's in a good home now, they didn't want to take any actions to get him back.
So the rescue org offered to let the family pick out a new pup to adopt. On them.
When I heard all of this - the compassion of the family for not wanting to take him from us and the compassion of the rescue org wanting to at least try to make something right out of all this - I may have shed a tear or two.
And considering I cry at Hallmark commercials, this isn't really news.