On December 10th of this year, we celebrated the one-year adoptiversary of our senior rescue, Holly. And what a year it has been! This spunky, sassy girl’s proper introduction is long overdue (especially since 75% of my Instagram consists of pictures of her!).
Last year was an incredibly heartbreaking one when it came to our pups, first losing Drifter to cancer in May and then experiencing the traumatic loss of my sweet Annie right before Thanksgiving. Reeling from Annie’s loss, I didn’t want to entertain the thought of welcoming another dog into our home right away, but the house felt so empty without a pup.
Eventually I found myself on PetFinder, searching the local area for cocker spaniels. Two results popped up: a young male and a 10-year-old female spaniel mix. I, of course, thought both were adorable, but I was drawn to that senior girl. As an advocate for senior pet adoption, I immediately felt a tug at my heart when I looked at her pictures. She had a chocolate-colored coat with a white face. Her name was Holly.