To each his own. To me my own.

Mr. Mojo Risin’

I found the little boy an hour after he was posted on the shelter’s website, and immediately called to inquire on him. I was told there was someone else also interested, but that the staff would put a ‘note’ out for him with my contact info signalling I was interested too. I know how this works and have done it before, many times. Realizing the shelter operates on a first-come first-serve basis, I literally ran up to my boss and asked if I could leave work an hour early, which he graciously obliged.

As I walked in the door, my heart sank – a large woman with another small dog in tow already had him in the acquainting room with her. I watched as she shooed him off with her foot and leg, and barked out commands which the little eleven-week puppy had yet to learn (she was also blissfully unaware of her loud voice bellowing into the corrider for everyone else to hear). I went to the front desk and spoke to the girls about ‘pup’, telling them I also had a note out on him. To my chagrin they informed me that Mean Lady™ was going to adopt him. Mean Lady™ had been there for hours waiting to adopt, but their computer system was down and they had to wait for it to come back up to complete the adoption. I verified once again that this was to be a sure thing, and they told me it was. As I walked toward the exit door, I noticed Mean Lady™ had her oversized leg and foot outstretched again towards the pup. I left the shelter in tears even though I’d never even met the little fella. I wondered just what kind of life he had in store for him.

That night at home I told Keith about my misadventure at the shelter and that Mean Lady™ was probably at home with her new pup by now. I pulled up the shelter’s website on the internet to show Keith his picture and immediately noticed he was still listed. They probably haven’t updated their database, I thought. I called them up anyway.

“Hello, my name is Bonnie Melton and…”

“Oh, Miss Melton, we were just about to call you!

“You werrrrrrre??”

As it turned out, Mean Lady™ thought the pup would grow to be ‘too big for her needs’ (I’m thinking she knew she couldn’t kick around a larger dog). Just as well.


Meet Mr. Mojo Risin. That’s Mojo to his homies. I guess now I’ll be able to say with full confidence… I’ve got my mojo back.

NewMommy said we’re going HOME now. I like the word home… it sounds homey.

My new sissy. I like sissies, cuz’ they give good kisses.

See?? Told ya.

I’m so sleepy and NewMommy’s purse is oh-so-comfy.

I think NewMommy needs some direction here…

What?? Who, me – pull?? Never.

The little eleven week-old border collie mix has stolen my heart from the very beginning. How someone could mistreat these little defenseless animals is beyond me. Here’s an added bonus… Mojo and Camille have the same color scheme going on! So does that mean I can say I have designer pets??


26 responses

  1. Mom~

    Hahaha .. nice blog and pictures .. by the way, I have felt sorry for the little dog named Misty that Mean Lady did get that day.

    April 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    • Thanks – I know I’ve thought about the little thing too. I still hope it was just the Mean Lady™ exterior that seemed so hard and she’s really soft inside. 😦

      April 23, 2012 at 7:20 am

  2. He looks settled and relaxed already, congratulations and all the best for the little guy.

    April 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    • Thanks, GB – I think he definitely knows he’s home now. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 7:21 am

  3. Oh, how cute. Small dogs are also popular in Japan. My mother have a Shih Tzu

    April 21, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    • Thanks, Cocomino – I have a feeling he’s going to be a big boy, from the size of his paws. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 7:22 am

  4. Adorable! I’m so glad you got your Mojo!

    April 21, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    • Thanks so much, Rumpydog!! Arf! 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 7:22 am

  5. Yes you can say you have designer pets- too bad you can’t walk them together. Mojo is so cute. I had a border collie for 14 years- she kept trying to herd my two cats but they just would not cooperate.

    April 22, 2012 at 2:12 am

  6. Helen

    Hell Bon, you had me crying too! I’m soooooo happy this sweet baby ended up with you! He now has a “Furever” home. 🙂 Love ya ❤

    April 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    • Awww, thanks Helen! It’s a story that turned out in both his and my favor, thankfully. Now I’ve gotta keep up with him at all times… I can’t be going around saying I lost my Mojo!! LOL Love ya!!

      April 23, 2012 at 7:28 am

  7. B

    OMGZ! What an adorable puppy! Congrats!

    April 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    • Aw thank you, B!! I’m totally in love (and I think he is too…) I appreciate your comment! 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 7:29 am

  8. OMG I love him! And I’m soooo jealous as I want a puppy. Love they have the same colours so cute!

    April 23, 2012 at 7:18 am

    • Aw thank you Victoria! I’ve wanted a dog for several years now, it was just never the right time with me living in a third-floor condo. Now that I’m in a house (and talked Keith into it, lol) I like to think the little fella actually found and adopted me.

      April 23, 2012 at 7:34 am

  9. He’s so cute! I’m glad you got him instead of Mean Lady!

    April 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

    • Oh me tooooooo!! 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

  10. I loved the pic’s of your new pup. Mr. MoJo is a lucky boy. Great Post. I have an adopted boy, Toby , that is a senior cat. Adoptiing a pet is great.

    April 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    • Thank you so much! Mojo’s been with us a week now and I’m pretty excited that he learned to sit and stay yesterday. 🙂 I’ll bet your boy Toby is so sweet!! It’s so true, adoption is great – the rescues just seem to know they were hand picked by us. My feline Camille adopted me about four years ago, and I was so glad she picked me. 🙂

      April 26, 2012 at 7:36 am

  11. I love a story with a happy ending! Have fun with Mojo!

    April 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

    • I wholeheartedly agree!! Thanks so much! 🙂

      April 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

  12. Love your photos. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope you come again.


    April 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    • Thank you, Francine! I very much enjoyed your site – I’ll be sure to return! 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 8:14 am

  13. pattisj

    Cute pup! Yes, designer pets, for sure. Loved the photos and tag lines.

    May 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    • Thanks so much, Patti!! 🙂

      May 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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