Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Serendipity and Hershey's New Home

Serendipity is defined as "finding something good without looking for it." My belief in to being open to this very thing was reinforced last Sunday when I attended an adoption day for Lab Rescue.

I will start by saying, I never go to the adoption days that the rescue has. This is simply because they're on Sunday, and I often teach at church, so I have never attended. But for whatever reason,  I decided to go to the one held this month and take our foster boy Hershey.

I didn't really think he'd get adopted, and I'll admit to only going through the motions in getting everything together for him. But the cosmos and serendipity had other plans. Because I had just gotten out of my van, when a couple walked up to me and asked if I had Hershey. They told me they had come specifically to meet and adopt him. After my shock and surprise wore off, and okay, I'll admit some hesitation too, I knew after chatting with them for several minutes, they were perfect for Hershey. They are both retired teachers that only want to spoil and pamper a senior dog for whatever time they have left. How could I say no to that?

I spoke to both "K&L" this afternoon, and the report of how Hershey is settling in could not be more glowing and they could not be more smitten with him. They've bought him a new orthopedic bed (even though he sleeps on theirs) and new toys too. There is no doubt, he is being totally spoiled and pampered and could not be in a home with a nicer new family all his very own.
~Adoption day board noting Hershey was adopted!~
It's all been a reminder to me about the good things that happen when you're not looking for them. It's what serendipity is, and I am a believer.
Congratulations to Hershey! 

18 comments:

  1. How little do we know when events happen that are meant to be all along. Hershey, you will be so loved, a new bed, although you have already claimed the best spot in your new home. Happiness to know he will be so loved, and tinged with sadness at the gap he has left.XXX

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  2. I'm so glad Hershey adopted a good family. He's such a handsome guy he deserves to be pampered and loved.

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  3. Hello,
    What an awesome adoption day. I am so happy for Hershey, his new home sounds wonderful. Wishing you a happy day!

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  4. oh Hershey! what a guy! and already two lovely beds to share. LOL!!!
    congratulations to K&L for making such a wonderful choice in giving you a forever home! XOXO

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  5. Adopting senior dogs is a challenge because you'll spend so little time with them. There are also rewards of a lot of love.

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  6. That sounds like a perfect match for Hershey. How special that family is to take on such an old pup.

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  7. Yeah. Great news. Sounds perfect for everyone.

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  8. So happy for Hershey and his new family. He deserves some spoiling. It's great to see so many "A's" next to dogs' names at the adoption day.

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  9. God works in mysterious ways. Kudos to Hershey's new life. :)

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  10. What a lovely unexpected chapter in Hershey's story. Dear boy, we didn't have long to get to know you but may there be many long and happy days ahead.

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  11. Hershey's peeps should open a tavern (pub) and call it the "Hershey Bar".

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  12. Love this serendipity moment . . .
    I believe in serendipity too!
    Hershey is surrounded with new love, how nice!

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  13. Another absolutely wonderful story, Kim. Hershey is so lucky and so are his new humans.

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  14. Beautiful story , Hershey deserves this. Your home is great but his OWN home is spoilage ;). Lucky Hershey.

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  15. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Happy adoption, Hershey! Also, our person says that adoption board looks pretty good - lots of "A" on there! Hurray!!!

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  16. What a great adoption day. I am so happy that her new home sounds great. have a beautiful day!custom personalized blankets

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  17. So Hershey got a new family and he is treated and pampered well, I hope his new family is having a good time with Hershey. It was just an amazing adoption day and he looks very smart. So now he will enjoy his new toys and customized bed. Wow !!! Wonderful. ūüėä Happy Adoption Day Hershey.

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