I left early that afternoon to do a meet and greet with my other two dogs. After running around trying to find her, I found the adoptions area. A few employees looked her ID# up and told me that they will be right back with her. Ten minutes passed and no Fajita. One of the workers explained to me that she is very scared and will not let them take her out. The employee continued to tell me that they will not be able to put a hold on her, and I can try back later.
Not satisfied with what I was being told, I called my boss and she told me not to give up. I then asked for the person who sent me the email, turns out she wasn't there. The employee told me I can see how scared Fajita was just by looking in at her through the window. The second I saw her I looked up to the sky and asked my angels to tell this dog not to fear, that her forever home was standing right outside looking in. After I asked the angels three times, Fajita got up from her cold corner and let them put the leash on her.
She is a very special dog who has a rough, unknown past. Every man who walked past her, she sniped and snarled at. Then, I laid on the ground and she approached and kissed me. I wanted to cry in excitement! She finally met my other two dogs and took to them right away. She was very friendly and passed the test to come home with us.
I completed all the paperwork and waited for her to have all her shots, a microchip and to be spayed the next afternoon. She was welcomed with gifts and a new name that is more fitting, Suki, meaning to like or to love in Japanese.
Today Suki comes to work with me and is exposed to lots of different people who give her lots of love and treats in our office. Nothing but positive support to help her become an amazing companion and part of our family, I do not want her to fear the unknown any longer and I know she will make the perfect friend forever.
"I will ALWAYS love you Suki!" -Jennifer Joost