On Sunday Nik calls me and tells me to get ready because he needs my help with something and then he says “bring your lease and don’t ask me why” Strange…
I come downstairs and he says “I wanted this to be a surprise but we are going to get you a dog today!” ::Smiling Mari!::
We head to Long Island and go to North Shore Animal League to adopt our pup…
Our Values:Ever since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with this place…I remember clipping out the advertisement in the TV Guide and taking it to my dad “Daddy can we pweeeeease go and get a pet”
Preserve and enhance the lives of shelter pets through rescue efforts that remove them from harm’s way
Advance the highest standards in animal welfare to create a more humane world for companion animals
Sustain our no-kill policy, working tirelessly to nurture and heal the physical and emotional wounds of animals in our care, to restore the high quality of life and dignity that they deserve
Speak for mixed breed animals—Mutt-i-grees®—to elevate their status, increase acceptance and reduce euthanasia
Inspire the next generation to be more compassionate and to understand that adopting a shelter pet is the right choice
Organize a global network of partners that share our goals and continue to provide them with resources and innovative techniques to save lives
Nurture relationships that bond people with shelter pets
We arrived at North Shore and instantly my heart breaks for all of these animals…If I had a huge farm (and dinero); I would adopt all of them!
After looking around, I started to think about how unfair it would be for the puppy that I chose; since I have been working crazy hours at the gym. So we then headed to where the cats were and anyone that knows me knows that I am a dog person and am actually nervous around cats (bad experiences when I was child) but I am an animal lover…and they all deserve a home.
Nik and I liked one kitty but she wasn’t having it so we put her back…and then we kept searching and came across this beautiful specimen!
I instantly loved him and even called him “Myshee”…when I saw him, they were playing “My Sharona” on the radio and I kept saying “mysheeeeee”
After what seemed like forever (more like 2-3 hours)…North Shore calls two references and also your landlord (if you rent) to make sure the pet goes to a safe home…WE WERE APPROVED!
I don’t really know much about kittens/cats so Nik warned me that he may act up on the car ride because they hate not knowing what is going on around them but he was quite the opposite. He was chilling on my lap and loving the ride…I was like “wow you are so zen right now”.
We got home and let him roam around and he made his home, underneath the couch…
But stayed hidden for most of the day…
Nik and I discussed his name and even called my sister for a third opinion…and we all decided that it should be “ZEN!”
Thanks babes for bringing some Zen into my life!!!!! Since I am a “NYC Girl trying to find her Zen”