Celebrated Mushu’s 17th year of adoption today with friends and pups who have known Mushu throughout her long and joyful life. Mushu was full grown when I rescued her so we can only estimate that she

Celebrated Mushu’s 17th year of adoption today with friends and pups who have known Mushu throughout her long and joyful life. Mushu was full grown when I rescued her so we can only estimate that she was about a year old making her about 18 years old today.
The day I found Mushu I wasn’t out looking for a dog to take home, but I saw her at the Much Love adoption site across from the farmers market and it was an instant connection. I knew from the first moment I saw her that if I didn’t take her home that day I would regret it for the rest of my life. I have never regretted that spontaneous decision ever for the past 17 years. If animals and humans can have soul mates I believe I found mine in Mushu. She has comforted me through break ups and the loss of a parent as well as celebrated and travelled the world with me. So grateful to have shared such a significant part of my life with her.
People often worry that rescues are other people’s rejects and that rescues, especially full grown dogs, are difficult to train or have behavioral issues. Anyone who has met Mushu can tell you she was the smartest and greatest dog to be around. I hope our example helps to change that attitude about rescues and encourages anyone looking for a dog to save a dog or cat because you never know, you may find your soul mate, too.
Huge thank you to Mushu’s Uncle Grant for catering today’s celebration and throwing the entire party and also thank you to Mushu’s Aunty Shizue who got us the fabulous cake. It was so much fun to see everyone come out with their fur babies to help us celebrate Mushu’s day. @ Tongva Park

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