You know in our every day walks of life we say things we don't always mean to say, or we wish for things that we don't realize may come true one day, or we just mumble things like........ "oh, I wish I was born rich instead of beautiful", or "... in my next life I want to come back as a dog!" ~ I seriously believe that this is definitely what happened to me!
Let me tell you a little bit about moi ~ I'm Hailey Anne. Everyone knows me as Hailey. When my mom is mad at me, she'll call me Hailey Anne. This is when I know I'm caught! If you haven't figured it out by now, yes. I'm a dog! A four year old Rat Terrier to be exact. I found my parents two years ago. They were very sad. They were looking for a friendly and loving dog to heal their pain. Heck! I had my own issues at the time. I simply had no time for them, nor did I want to become someones "replacement."
See - I had recently been rescued myself by a set of awesome ladies - both named Nancy. Everyone called them Nancy1 and Nancy2. I recall there was also a really cool lady named Rene! They found me and took me to Perfect Pet Rescue. Gosh! This was way back around February of 2007. They originally named me Paisley. Nancy said it was because of my crazy black spots. I was pretty crazy at the time. Very selfish. A loner. I kinda remember that I had recently had a litter, but anything right after is all a blur to me. So I really don't know what happened to the pups. I do recall that I had surgery so that I can never have pups again. Thank gawd for someones ingenuity! I would hate to have to raise little one's in this day and age. There just wouldn't be enough mula for me to have my precious nails done! Or get my hair done once a month! Kids..... I really don't posses the patience for them! ME. Me. Me..... me.
Any whoooooo! back to how I met my parents. I really don't want to go into their story right now, because I love them with all my heart and then some. It really is a very deep and heart wrenching story. But I do promise you one thing! My brother had a blog too and I will share it with you when the time is right! Girls honor! Just remember, he too came from Perfect Pet Rescue. He was there as Bruce. My parents called him Dylan - after Bob Dylan. Remember that name.
So after Dylan was gone, my parents were back at Perfect Pet Rescue. They came to one of the Pet Adoption Days in Santa Monica, California. That day it was held at the Petco. Mom and Dad looked around like all the other two legged people. Just looking for that "cutsie little young puppy" that everyone wants to take home. They kinda like this shaggy dog, but dad is allergic to the long hair and started sneezing. It was quite comical. Mom liked it - dad sneezed and sneezed and .... well, you get the picture. So there I sat with one of the volunteers. Just simply minding my own darn business. None of these people appealed to me, not did I want to be bothered. I just had the surgery and needed to heal. I loved Nancy! I would get so excited when I saw her. Since I was such a Bitch! (ha-ha! I made a funny!) none of the volunteers could keep me at their houses because - I was such a bitch! I got to stay with Nancy at her house. I though for sure I would stay there forever. She loved Moi! Then I saw her talking to mom and dad - she was really trying to convince them that I was the "perfect dog" for them. Trust her! What???? Nancy was giving me away?! No darn way! She opened her home to me! She hugged me.... she kissed me!!!! How could she do this to me!!!! Traitor!!!!! There it was. The introduction. I simply refused to partake in this absurd non-sense. I did not like mom and dad nor was I going to leave my precious Nancy. But she kept insisting that mom and dad walk me and spend some time with me. They tried for one whole hour. They walked me. They talked to me. NO WAY!!!!! I refused to be handed off to these people. I wanted to stay with my Nancy!!!! and then those words....... I just could not believe my ears! And I do have some really HUGE ears up there! She said IT! "Just take her home with you for 24 hours. If she doesn't work - bring her back tomorrow. What the hoot! I'm not a pair of shoes! If they hurt - exchange them! "She's the perfect dog for you both - I just know it!" - Yea. I'll show traitor Nancy who's the perfect dog. I had no choice but to leave with them. I was shaking..... no actually I was trembling!!!!! I just couldn't stop. I thought her we go again. Homeless! No more hot meals. No more hugs and kisses. No more Nancy! How could she!
Oh dear loved ones! I'm so darn dramatic! Of course you could imagine. The next day Nancy called mom and dad to see if they were ready to bring me back. I almost grabbed the phone myself and told her No WAY! You're a genius! I love my new parents!!!! They are awesome!!!!!!! They are not going anywhere! As you know the rest is history! I have kept my parents already for two years this March!