If you follow me on Instagram & Facebook, you’d know that I welcomed a new family member last week! She is our 12 week old red Cattle pup that we adopted. We weren’t exactly looking for a 2nd dog (1 husband, 1 child, 1 baby, 1 dog plus myself is already quite a lot to handle!) but let’s just say we somehow crossed paths and we decided we had to have the poor pup.
We haven’t decided on a name yet though I like the name Willow 🙂 Apparently, no one wanted Willow because of her left floppy ear which made her not all that perfect I’m guessing. She had 5 brothers and sisters who were all taken and no one wanted her for weeks.
When I posted her picture on Instagram, many ladies commented on how she actually looks cute with her floppy ear and a couple of lovely ladies also shared that they adopted dogs/pups who were considered ‘less than acceptable’.
It was just a heart-warming moment for me to think that a floppy ear beyond Willow’s control could have sent her to her doom yet there were actually people around who could appreciate her unique beauty.
Isn’t that nice?
It reminded me of something my Ally said me to years ago.
She was only 3 and was having some mummy cuddles and kisses when she examined me closely and said: “Oh! Mummy, your lips are not all pink. They are a little brown on the outside. You weren’t made very properly.”
Yes, I do have un-even coloured lips! It isn’t that obvious really, but probably stood out like a sore thumb to a toddler’s curious attentive eyes.
She ended by bursting out with “BUT I STILL LOVE YOU!!!!”
Or my bad back. I suffered from scoliosis (curvature of the spine) as a teenager and some of the effects of that are still quite obvious, unless sometimes ingeniously masked with certain styles or layers of clothing…
When I met my husband, I was a little concerned that he would think my curved back was freaky.
My husband actually said his brother had a similar issue and he even thought my back was “cool as”. But let’s not talk about my husband and his queer ways…
I am glad that despite physical flaws, there are people who are able to look past the surface.
But anyway, here’s to a new life for our Willow!
*Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT!