Let me jump right off by saying this is not another sad story. Many of my stories are sad because they are about separation. That is bound to happen when you spend so much time telling the tales of newly anointed angels. But sometimes I get to tell the story about connections.
This is such a story. But first we start with an Angel. Simon became an Angel in the waning days of 2014. He was his Mom, Miss Emmy’s, best friend, confidant, and true love. When Simon got called to the Bridge it left Miss Emmy heartbroken. She did not know if she could open her heart to another pup.
Angel Simon knew he had two duties: He had to get his Mom’s heart to accept another dog and he had to find the perfect dog. But it was hard getting his Mom to that place. He would often come to my house and lament that he didn’t think his Mom would ever let another dog in, and that he had yet to find the perfect dog for her.
Angel Simon began to lose hope as the anniversary of his Bridge date approached. He didn’t think he could ever send enough signs, visit enough dreams, or send sweet suggestions on the breezes to convince his Mom that it was time. But we told him to pay attention to the way his Mom lingered over dog pictures, or the way she would watch a pup. We told him the day was coming and it was time to start interviewing dogs.
Little did we know Simon was ahead of us. He had been meeting with Loki, who, like him, is a dachshund who needed a home, had sweet, loving eyes, and had been training for weeks to learn everything Miss Emmy loves. A few weeks after Simon’s Bridge anniversary Loki and Miss Emmy connected and Loki was taken to his new home.
Before he got home Miss Emmy began nesting. She bought everything she could think of to make a good home for Loki including a lot of blankets. She wanted to make sure that Loki understood this was his forever home. When Loki hit the front door there was no question in his mind that he was home.
Simon still has work to do with Loki. He is so grateful to be in such a wonderful home that he gives his Mom a thousand kisses an hour which is about 900 too many. There will be many adjustments on both Loki’s and Miss Emmy’s parts but Angel Simon will be there for both of them make sure this connection is a successful one
But for now Angel Simon’s work is done and he can take a well deserved rest.