Meg: What were all those people doing here yesterday? I met a lot of new people, the smallest one was a little scary, I got lots of love, but this is new.
Izzy: I think they call it 'Thanksgiving'. You think JUST the little one was scary? I hid from all the short ones. And don't worry, this happens every year.
M: Yes, the little one was the only one I wasn't sure of, the others were just my size and petted me very nicely.
I: Nope, I have been squished too many times to take chances. I was giving thanks that I had a place to hide.
M: So the humans are thankful one day a year?
I: No, they just have one DAY that they focus on it...I think our humans, at least, are thankful a lot.
M: They tell me they are thankful I live with them. I was thankful that my first owner was nice to me, but I was a little scared when I didn't live there any more. I don't know why he wanted me to chase those sheep, they didn't do anything to me. Then I found myself in a cage with other animals like me nearby.
I: At least they put you in a cage first, I was dropped off in a bag with my brothers and sisters. Luckily, someone found us then put us in a cage with other animals like me.
M: That was MEAN - I went to the place with all the dogs, then I was picked up by some nice people with other dogs. I stayed with them for a bit then went to live with my foster mom, Sandy. She taught me how to walk on a leash. They were nice.
I: I had a foster mom, TOO! They helped me get better before they found me a new home. I had to stay awhile in a room behind a glass wall, that is where our humans found me and brought me home. There were three humans then, and two like you. I was scared at first, but I had a place to hide and I could meet the others at my pace. We all got along, eventually. That is why I am so patient with you.
M: THANKS! My foster mom did a lot of work the days before I met our humans. When they came in, I sat pretty, kissed them a lot, and fell over backwards for love. I had to be in the car a long time, then I get here and met you. I had never seen one of you before, you were scary.
I: Good, I didn't want you to chase me. We had to set some ground rules. You are doing well, I only have a little more training to do.
M: I am getting a lot of training, I guess I can take it from you, too. I am just thankful that we both found these humans.
I: Me, too! I guess there is just one more thing to say!
Meg AND Izzy - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!