It might probably come as a surprise to many of you, but Akemi and I have been thinking about it for a while now. I’m not getting any younger, we have a lot of love to give and the time just felt right. And so, after much consideration, we submitted an adoption application and held our breath. Then, last week, we received the joyous news. Our application had been approved!
And our lives are about to change.
We’re a little nervous – after all, this IS a big step – but we’re confident we’ll be great parents.
And sometime before Christmas, we’ll be welcoming this little girl to the family…
Her name is Suzie. Although I’m a firm believer in never changing a dog’s name, Akemi feels a new name offers a fresh start. We’ve compromised and will call her Suji (aka Sujiko) which is pretty damn close.
Anyway, Suzie/Suji is 11 and spent the last year or so of her life living in a barn. But roughing it will be a thing of the past for this little lady as she’ll settle into the posh comfort of our bi-coastal digs – a house with fenced-in front and back yards in Vancouver, and a roomy apartment just around the corner from a dog park (and a nice big patio for emergency runs) in Toronto. She is going to be SPOILED! The poor gal suffers from some rear leg weakness that sees her struggle a little, but she comes with a snazzy set of wheels (which she apparently hates). Lucky for her, we have Jelly’s old low-mileage stroller parked in the hall, just perfect for those parkside promenades.
We’ll keep you updated on her ETA.
Wait. What were you thinking?