"I want that one!" I told my wife and daughter as dozens of rescue puppies barked and jumped to be noticed and adopted. Why? Because he was just laying over in the corner by himself without a care in the world. I liked his quiet disposition and independent nature. He was kind of like me. So we brought him home that day and he became our family's first dog.
Connor and me November 2016 (2 months old)
He was around 7 pounds when we brought him to the veterinarian for his first examination and round of shots. But he grew quickly and eventually peaked out at 35 pounds by his first birthday in September 2017.
|Connor December 2016 (3 months old)
|Connor March 2016 (6 months old)
|Connor September 2017 (1 year old)
Recently while returning home from one of these walks, Connor and I were crossing the street when a careless driver almost hit me by a few feet but tragically hit Connor. He died before we got him to the veterinarian. My family was devastated!
You see, we didn't save a rescue dog by adopting him; he saved us! He unconditionally loved us and filled our hearts with so much joy. He'll be missed, but we hope to see him again in heaven.
|Connor September 2016 - August 1, 2019