Meet Millie , often known as Millie Vanilee and Silly Millie because of her child-like characteristics and clumsy, goofy personality. It is like she is a puppy in an adult dog's body. I feel that it is because she never got to be a 'puppy'. She's just learned what toys are and she loves to chew and play. I often catch her running circles in the yard as she has learned to toss the ball herself and chase after it.
I am ashamed to say that Millie is my first rescue.. but already, I feel that Millie has taught me more about life than any dog I've ever had. She has taught me patience, empathy, unconditional love, faith, endurance and hope. You would understand these things if you saw her from the beginning.
Whoever had her prior to me showed her hate, selfishness, anger, torture and intolerance but yet, through all this, she still desires to love and trust another being again.. and this breaks my heart.
Meet my Frenchie, Lola. She is often called Lolacoaster due to her small size yet big personality. I've had her since she was a puppy. My mom and dad surprised me with her one afternoon when I came to visit them. She sat on the floor, as I walked right past her.. not even noticing her. My parents had to point her out to me. She was so small and looked like a bat with those HUGE ears. She looked up at me, waiting to be held.. as to know she was meant for me. I instantly picked her up and cried tears of joy. She was the cutest thing I'd ever seen..
That was six years ago and oh how quickly six years passes by. She has been our one and only since she was a puppy, so we weren't sure how she would feel with Millie's arrival.
Millie has not only taught me a lot of things about unconditional love but I feel she has also taught Lola a thing or two about acceptance. I often find the two ladies laying on the floor together chewing the same toy.
I had to do a double take as prior to Millie, I have never seen Lola share with another dog. It just melted my heart to see this.