She should have been spending her time romping with a family and exploring the joys of puppyhood. Instead, at her young age of 7 months, if even that, she was dodging trains and vehicles, scrounging dumpsters for anything to eat, and hunkering down in the dry and brittle field grasses to avoid “capture.” What had happened to her to make her run away?
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I named this puppy from cage 35 of Roswell Animal Control after one of my favorite movies, because Omar Sharif had just died and in an interview about his role as Dr. Zhivago, he stated that “Zhivago was a perfect human” . . . that’s how I felt about this puppy. . . he is perfect.
Maybe it was the way she never left my side as we drove home . . . she had to keep a paw on my leg as if to remind herself this was real. Maybe it was the way she climbed into my lap to look out the window as we left Roswell behind
Sometimes it’s a temporary friendship that is later replaced once the dog is comfortable and feels safe, and other times it’s a lifelong, and such a sacred bond that separation would cause a broken heart for one or the other or both, what I refer to as the “Ann and Dan Syndrome.”