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Unless you’ve experienced that moment of destiny you truly cannot understand it. It is a feeling that rocks your core. A sense of complete peace and happiness because this being before you is now a part of your life. You wonder how you ever survived before this meeting.

I had that special once in a lucky lifetime moment in June of 2002. I didn’t want a dog, yet thanks to petfinder.com I find myself driving five hours one way to Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo, IA (USA) to meet two year old two time reject, Chance, who was sitting on death row. We both knew instantly that he would never set another paw in a cage again. Too cool for anyone else with his over-sized ears, huge feet, and solid purple tongue. Schnauzer and Husky with a little bit of Chow? Unique. Just like me.

Don’t expect much, he’s rambunctious and hasn’t been outside all day, I’m told. He’d been returned twice in his short life due to excess energy. I already know I’m taking this dog home, but I play along and take him out to the yard. He runs but comes right back to me. Inside he stays right by my side paying no attention to the other people or dogs. He is gentle yet cautious with the cats. The shelter is amazed. Who is this dog? I just smile. My dog. Only place this dog is going is to my home in Wisconsin! The shelter goes above and beyond. They break their own rules to make this long distance – out of state adoption happen. The Lady and the Schnusky. A forever story.

The stars aligned. Fate intervened. Destiny was fulfilled. The Earth smiled. The Universe rejoiced.

Against all odds, love finds a way.

Michelle Carey
Whitewater, WI

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