This story is what love makes possible. You can't make it up. It started pulling on my heart strings as soon as I started reading it. As we know, sometimes dogs are rescued or surrendered together. That was the case with Mork and Mindy. They had a special bond; so special, in fact, that everything possible was done so that they could be adopted together.
Unfortunately, that couldn't happen. They were adopted at different times and taken into separate homes. If the story had ended there, with both dogs in loving homes, it still would be something to celebrate. However, the story of Mork and Mindy unfolded in a different way.
In the case of Mindy, her adoptive family could not provide a forever home. They went through some life changes (details unknown) and returned Mindy to the Humane Society from which they adopted her.
Mindy's return to the shelter and a sad life change that happened with Mork's adoptive parents, collided in a heart warming twist of fate that can be described as miraculously healing for everyone involved.
This is Mork and Mindy (or rather, Mindy and Mork). They are American Staffordshire Terriers that were surrendered to a local Humane Society together back in March or so of 2016. Similar in age (approx 2yo), but not 100% sure if they were siblings, this was the picture they used on their website to try to get these two adopted as a pair. Unfortunately, Mindy was adopted first and fairly quickly while Mork remained in foster care.
My SO [significant other] and I were in the market for a new family member and instantly fell in love with Mork when we saw his listing. We exchanged several emails with his foster mom while we were out of state on vacation and made plans to attend the “No Kill Utah” adoption event when we got back so that we could adopt Mork.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
On Friday May 13th, we leashed up our two other doggos and went to this huge adoption event to find him. We made a beeline to the building where we knew he'd be. Luckily, he was still there! The staff helped us arrange a meet and greet with our dogs and everyone got along splendidly. We signed papers, paid the fees, and walked out with our new handsome pup. As we were leaving, we soon found out that he was quite the celebrity. Staff members came over to us from all over the campus to congratulate Mork on his adoption and to pet him or give him treats. Everyone “ooh'd” and “aww'd” over this sweet, big-headed dog and were either happy or jealous that we were taking him.
Fast forward 8 happy months. On Jan 4th (two weeks ago) my 10 year old Pomeranian, Luna, suddenly and traumatically died from pneumonia and heart disease.
Mork was my rock. Sweet as ever, he comforted my SO [significant other] and me as best as he could. That afternoon, I felt the need to contact the local Humane Society and tell them about Mork and about how our lives were with him in it.
That's when a message came back that seemed like Luna's doing…
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