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Old 09-28-2012, 08:14 AM
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Default Happy Gotcha day Serenity, two years old!

It’s Serenity’s 2nd Birthday today (well, it will be by the time most people read this, decided to post it a bit earlier)

Two years ago I found a bunch of Kelpie x pups on line, I was depressed and wanted another dog. I missed my old SBT, I hated having one dog. I honestly didn’t want one and I really do not understand what made me buy her but a part of me was driven to make her mine. I didn’t want a Kelpie, I didn’t want another black dog. I wanted a SBT but I was determined she’d become mine, I was willing to travel 4 hours to pick her up by a train, I was about to back out and she wasn’t going to be mine but then the ‘breeder’ told me her mum was coming down my way and I said I’d love to take Serenity still. I asked for a female, the quite one, the one that was most attached to her people, the one that had the shortest coat. They showed me images of three females. I saw my dog. Her name instantly screamed in my head, I truly didn’t want to name her Serenity. The funny thing was, Serenity was the one I had described above as what I wanted, I didn’t know till I picked her.

She was meant to be, everything fell in to place. Part of me regrets going behind mums back and bringing her home but I am glad she’s in my life, though at times dealing with her issues is hard. I firmly believe ‘You get the dog you need, not the dog you want’ In a way, I do want a dog like her, I just wish she was friendlier and with less issues.

My heart belongs to this little mutt. I favor her over Sunny, she means so much to me, I have never cared about a dog so deeply, words cannot express how I truly feel about her. I believe she’s that ‘heart dog’ possibly. I love watching her learn, grow, achieve, play and just be herself. I wont lie, I strongly considered putting her down and I was going to but I did change my mind, she has caused my heart break and I sometimes hate dealing with her issues but I try and think positively.

Serenity is my third dog and I should have NOT jumped in and gotten her because I didn’t know enough about dogs but in these past two years, she has taught me so so so much and I’m learning more and more everyday. I am determined NOT to fail her. We have a bright future together, we will work together as a team, we’ll learn together and lean on each ether for support. I look forward to getting out in to the dog world with her more when I can drive, I hope to learn how to work with her better and I hope she enjoys herding! Its more then that as well, she has changed my life for the better. I have improved myself as a person because of her, she’s helped me mature, see things more clearly, become more determined, I’ve been getting fit and healthy so I can exercise her properly and give her more, I’ve been learning what I can do teach her right and she’s slowly has made me become a more responsible owner. I have made mistakes and slipped up with Serenity but now I have been super responsible with her.

I truly hope she’s here for many years to come, she’s claimed my heart and she’s changed my life for the better. It’s been a interesting two years and I can’t wait to see how we grow together in the next few years.

Happy Gotcha day girl, I’m glad you’re in my life.

I think she’s slowly living up to her name.

First day home;

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:15 AM
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and her now;

The saddest thing about owning her is knowing she was able to be off leash around dogs and people when she was under a year and a half.. and knowing now, she'd be a danger in that situation. It is hard knowing I am the reason she got worse but a close friend said a few words to me and I'm happy I'm learning. Serenity did one thing I'd never think she'd do, be-friend a 13yo, this kid can do everything that would get anyone else bitten, that was my proudest moment to see how happy and comfortable she is with this kid.

We have a long road ahead.. and I think I'm slowly improving along that road.

NOTE: She no longer wears the e-collar and she is never off leash now, only on a long lead. These are photos from a few months back except for this one;

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:27 AM
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Happy Gotcha Day! I hope you gets lots of presents!
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:29 AM
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Happy gotcha day!

She is a beautiful girl with a lovely smile
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:31 AM
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Thank you both

She will have a bunch of yummy treats and a few new toys in a few hours.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:26 PM
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OH! Sorry I missed this yesterday!

Happy days, Serenity, and many more ahead . . . always learning and growing into your name.
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