After her demise, both Ridley and I were grieving. Ordinarily, I would not have gotten another dog so soon but I felt a pull to look online for another rescue husky because Ridley seemed to need some comfort of the doggy kind. I found one (from a picture) that grabbed my heart from the getgo, but would Ridley like him?. I drove Ridley to South Carolina to see if this was a fit The picture you see is of their very first sniff.
Here is my question. How did they know, from that sniff, that they wanted to be together. Ridley is very finicky about who he hangs out with but, it was instant love, on both sides. This dog was named, and appropriately so, Cassanova. Choosing 'Caz' to come home with us was a no brainer. Even though I was not over the loss of Annie yet, Caz needed to be with us and both he and Ridley voted yes and so . . .that was that.
When I think of it, the people in my life who end up being my best friends are ones I hit it off with almost immediately. There is just a knowing. Where we get all that informatiion, who knows. Dogs use their noses as computers to figure so many things out. I remember growing up how strong the bonds of friendship were and how they would just emerge in some magical way. As an adult it is easier to believe friendships are based on common interests and shared perspectives, but as a child, it was just a matter of feeling like you wanted to show this one other child in the group the frog in your pocket. You don't know why. You just do. As children, we are all doggies. We can just sniff out who wants to see our frog.
Just so you know, Caz and Ridley continue in their bonded state. I love watching the evidence of their fondness for each other. God bless the Internet.