Victory: 2.5 Years In
“Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” –Dali Lama
Today marks two and a half years with our fur girl, Victory! We can hardly believe how fast our time together is passing. We had our Biscuit for exactly two and a half years, so this mark in time is significant for us.
Reflecting on our time together, Victory has made so much progress since we first met her and adopted our sweet girl. You can see how much she has changed even since one year after her adoption, shown below. In addition to positive physical changes, Victory is more out going with us; however, she often still does not show this side to others because she gets nervous. She has vocal cords! One morning, recently, she showed us her high-pitched bark, which reverberated throughout the house, while I was brushing out her fur coat! She loves to play with us right before bed, and she is quite agile. She runs and jumps all over the bed and tries to put our hands and fingers in her mouth, a favorite pastime! She loves her night-time tummy massages before bed, while laying on my pillows, and she loves to get them on the weekend mornings, too!
Most of all, Victory gives us so much love. I have not been feeling well recently, and, in addition to Doug, Victory has stayed right by my side, never wavering. We look forward to our trips together with our fur girl this year! We try never to take our time together for granted. Most of all, we are very happy Victory is healthy and happy! We feel so grateful.
Pictured below is Victory two and a half years since her adoption!
Pictured below on the left is Victory shortly after she was rescued taken by her foster mom in the fall of 2013; pictured in the middle is Victory one year since her adoption — October 12, 2014; and pictured on the right is Victory two and half years since her adoption — April 12, 2016!