Tinka is with me from the time I get up until I go to bed

“I’d never fallen in love with a dog in a photograph before, but when I saw Tinka’s picture, I knew we needed to be in each other’s lives. I was initially turned down as her adoptive family. Following what I knew in my heart, and with support from my family, I called back to try again. My perseverance paid off. We were able to address the rescue’s concerns, and arrange a meeting for Tinka and my other four-footed family members. They welcomed her instantly. From the moment I arrived at that meeting her eyes said, ‘Where have you been? I’ve been waiting for you to get here.’ She gave me that look the whole way home. To this day, whenever I get home from being away, it’s the same face, the same questions, the same reassurance that she’s been waiting for me. Thank god I pushed to get her. I can’t imagine my life without her. Tinka is with me from the time I get up until I go to bed. She sleeps with me. Everywhere I am, she’s there too, following me and sticking around, whether I’m inside or out. Her constant presence fills me with unconditional love.”


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