The rescue of Joshua starts with the story of Sadie… our first Pommy. Sadie was the first dog my husband and I adopted. Sadie was a very special girl… spunky, sassy… and always a sweetie. Sadie was joined by Saige (a throwback Pom) a few years later. And then we adopted our first child, a son, shortly after that.
My son, Alex has multiple special needs and a chronic autoimmune disease… but the relationship between Alex and Sadie was beyond special. She reached him when no human could… and they became best buds. Sadly when Sadie was just 10 and Alex was just 5… Sadie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. I don’t think “Heartbroken” can even cover the extent of the loss we suffered when she died… but we were all heartbroken and it took about a year and a half to think about adding another furry baby to our family… it just seemed too hard. We all agreed ‘no more Poms’ as we all still missed our Sadie baby. I started checking the local Humane Society online pictures… just to be curious… yea right. I even went and met one dog… but he didn’t seem to want to come home with us. The one day I saw Joshua… a six year old Pommy who looked just like Sadie. I sent my husband to meet him and he started the process before the rest of us even met him. So much… for “no more Pommys”.
That was three years ago this month. Joshua knew from day one that Alex needed him… and they became fast friends… now they are inseparable. Josh is the best little guy ever. He is so smart, so sweet, and so spunky. We will never understand why his former owners dropped him off at the shelter… their loss is our gain. He’s such a good boy and was well trained. Other than very bad teeth, collapsing trachea and worms… he was and is very healthy.
Joshua has filled a place in our hearts and especially Alex’s heart. He has also shown us the joy of adopting an older dog… we love our little buddy (who’s really pretty big at 11 pounds but half the size of our throwback.).
I never thought a Pomeranian or Pomeranians could change the life of my boy, Alex but… Sadie and now Joshua have… and I am eternally grateful. Poms rule.