I’d been scrolling PetFinder on and off for YEARS taking my sweet time deciding whether or not I was ready to adopt and meanwhile taking care of all kinds of other dogs to take the edge off. I wanted a less than 10lb cutie that I could take anywhere.
It wasn’t until the unimaginable happened and a reality TV personality was elected president that I decided it was time to make 2017 great by adopting a tiny black Mexican named Dinky. I remember seeing her photos at the beginning of January, but had planned a weekend out of town already for when her rescue (Star Paws of Marina Del Rey) was having their next adoption event.
I wrote Victoria, who runs Star Paws, and got some additional info about the adorable 6lb chihuahua named Dinky who was described as a calm, easygoing, lap gal, found on the streets of Compton. She sounded perfect. AND was wearing a dress in one of her adoption photos. I mean…
It was meant to be.
Lucky for me, upon my return, I checked back in with Victoria and Dinky was still available!
We set up a meeting for inauguration day at the local Dogromat and it was love at first sight. I walked in and saw the sweetest little dog sitting on a lap on the floor. I knelt down and she immediately came over, sat on my lap and looked deep into my eyes. That was it! I watched her walk around the store a little, but she really just wanted to sit in a lap and be loved.
She went back with Victoria that day and I started thinking and planning. I bought all of the necessary items and had Dinky move in the following evening after the Women’s March. I had a two week foster trial period, but there was no way Dinky was leaving. Now, it’s almost May and I can’t imagine life without her. She loves long walks, longer naps, and fresh vegetables. She dislikes cigarette smoke, loud, unexpected noises, and toddlers. We’re so alike!
She recently met my 90-year-old great-uncle who doesn’t say too much anymore, but the connection between he and Dinky was beautiful. Animals make our lives better. I believe with the right timing, research, and patience, everyone can find their Dinky!