I think it’s time to talk about my children. They have four paws and a tail, drink out of the toilet and eat disgusting things. They run to me after a long day on my feet no matter what. There’s nothing like the feeling you get when your furbabies greet you at the door. Apollo and Bella are truly my children and I don’t know what I would do without them.
It was October 2014 and Kevin finally said we could go look for a puppy at the end of the month for my birthday. My friend Amber had tagged me in a comment on the Oahu SPCA’s Facebook page. She told me to check out these adorable puppies. There was a litter of 10 pups that were abandoned and rescued. I immediately fell in love with a few, especially “Lurch”. Lurch was the name that was given to Apollo before we got a hold of him. I contacted Kevin so he could see how awesome these puppies were. He agreed that we could go and see them the next day even though it wasn’t my birthday yet. So the next day we took a trip to Kapolei and ended up purchasing him that day. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take him home yet because he was scheduled to be neutered the next week. So I had to wait. That was the longest 5 days of my life. Finally, the day came to pick up my baby and we agreed on naming him Apollo (after Apollo Creed). My husband is a huge boxing/Rocky fan. From that day forward my life was changed forever. Apollo is the first dog I’ve ever cared for on my own. He is just the sweetest and is definitely a mama’s boy.
I was scrolling through Facebook once again and came across a photo of a puppy named “Coraline”. I looked at her ears and thought, Apollos ears are gonna come out just like that I think. I reread the name over and over in my head. “Coraline… coraline.” OMG! Coraline was a part of the litter Apollo came from! So I retraced my footsteps and there she was. The post of her photo right next to Apollos back when they were rescued. Apparently the family who adopted her returned her. Which was so sad. I had really hoped that she’d find a new wonderful family to care for her. The next week or so my husband and I are driving to the commissary and see this dog that kind of looks like Coraline playing outside with her family. Kevin and I look at each other and ask “Is that Coraline?”. Later on we pass by the house with the same dog. We stop and ask the people (which live right around the corner). “Did you get that dog from the SPCA?” a nice gentleman with his son says “Yes!”. We ask, “Is that Coraline!?” and he said “YES!”. So we proceeded to explain that we have her brother and saw her post on the SPCA Facebook. I was so happy that she ended up finding a home. We ended up having a meet up and it was the coolest thing to see them reunite. A few months pass and I get a text message from her owner saying that they need to find a new home for “Bella” (the new name she was given). Her and her kids are extremely allergic to dogs and had no idea. I immediately called Kevin to see if we could take her in. He calls me back and gives me a yes and then in the next few days she was all ours. Bella is truly a blessing. My pups are inseparable and I don’t know how our lives would be without her.
For years we wanted a full bred Akita and it was almost impossible to find them on the island. Rescuing was the best thing that we could have ever done. My dogs are so perfect and they are so good to us. The sweetest dogs ever. Although they can be super annoying at times and get into things they shouldn’t be in, I wouldn’t want my life any other way. They don’t even know how much of an impact they have on us.