For those of you who have Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen the specific day of the week posts that go around. Thursday is typically “Throwback Thursday” or TBT and I thought it would be fun to do Throwback Thursdays for the hounds (and Kitty) so you can all see these silly pets of mine throughout the years! And, of course, hear some of their stories from the past. I’ll start out with Soter’s TBT. Hope you enjoy these types of posts!
Our first Throwback Thursday post is, appropriately I think, the day I got Soter bear. I’ve briefly mentioned that Soter came to me at a very difficult point in my life. He got me through a very hard few months and gave me a reason to feel happy and joyful again. I’ve also mentioned previously that I will not “purchase” a pet again. After working for the rescue and years of seeing how many animals end up in shelters I will always adopt from here on out. That’s no judgment on those who have purebred dogs from a breeder, Soter is from a breeder and I, obviously, couldn’t be happier with the little dog. He’s my best friend! I just want to preface this story by saying, at the time, a Corgi was what I really wanted for reasons I just don’t feel I need to get into here. ANYWAY… I got Soter on May 7, 2008. It was on my final day of my Sophomore year of school at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. I had two finals that day and I have to admit, not a lot of studying went down on the days leading up to that day. I was too excited for my little guy. I had spent about a month getting ready for Soter. I bought him toys, a collar and my mom made him the cutest bed with horses on it! My mom was driving up that day to help me move out of my on campus apartment and help me move my stuff back home to Colorado for the summer.
The store where I got Soter found him for me. They knew I wanted a male corgi and why I wanted him. They knew I needed a very special dog so they found me the perfect breeder, who also learned about my story, and picked me the perfect little pup. When Soter arrived at the store, I received a call that he was there waiting for me.
I had an hour between exams and decided I absolutely had to go meet him. So between tests I went and met the little dog that would change my life. Soter was a tiny, perfect round ball of fur. He came to me with a little scratch on his forehead from one of his rambunctious brothers. I was told that “Soter is a lover not a fighter” and refused to participate in such silly puppy behavior. When I first got that little dog in my arms I knew we were destined to find each other. That may
sound ridiculous… how would I know that? Well how do people who claim they fell in love with their spouse at first sight know that for sure? It’s a feeling. I knew he was meant for me. I burst into tears the minute I got him in my arms. It was a mixture of sad and happy tears that day! There were also probably some tears of relief in there. It was so hard to make it back to school to take my final exam. Once I was finished my mom and I went and picked up the little bug. We spent our first night at a hotel in Lincoln. Soter was a rock star and only had to go out once that night. I can still see the little guy slowly, and sleepily crawling out of his dark kennel to me. We already trusted each other at that point. Isn’t it so wonderful to have someone just trust completely. Whether that is a human or a hound, it’s a
So that’s my first TBT, to the day that really started it all for me. If that day never happened my life wouldn’t be the same. I don’t think I would have Kitty and I don’t
think I’d be on the same career path. I know I would have found Patrick, because like Soter, Patrick and I were meant to find each other, but if you recall it was Patrick bringing Soter a toy on our second date that was a big deal maker for me. Who knows! So happy Thursday all! I hope you enjoy these throwbacks and some of the adorable pictures that accompany this post! Until next time!