LOOK AT HIM.
He's adorable ; A;
We adopted him from the Soi Dog Foundation, located here on Phuket island (maybe you've heard of them?? Apparently it's a pretty big deal...).
We visited the facility in person, and it's really impressive! It's a huuuuge place, with countless dog runs, no run was over crowded, and the dogs were placed together in accordance to their age, their size, and their condition. All the dogs appeared very well cared for, and happy with their runmates, which is...a feat considering this place had well over 200 dogs.
The runs even had multi-storied "dog chalets" lmaaooo like--the most luxurious dog houses I have ever seen in my life.
I've never seen anything like this place in my life. To say it was 'impressive' would be a gross understatement!
Anyways, we arrived totally unannounced...I was expecting the place to be like any other shelter, to be honest. But despite our unscheduled arrival, we were promptly introduced to a woman who dealt specifically with adoptions. She ran us through a very thorough questionnaire which both served to determine the kind of dog we were looking for, as well as how suitable we were for dog ownership. She was suuuper nice, and once that was through, she took us to see the "puppy" run and the "small dog" run.
Obviously, I found Oppi in the "puppy" run, and he immediately stole my heart! Any other pups in both the runs we looked at, who might have come close, were already spoken for. The good folks at Soi Dog even put Oppi through a (very safe and controlled) 'kitten test' for us, to see how he reacts to kittens, and--he's a total prince! He sniffed the kitten inquisitively, and then left it alone, even though it was growling and hissing at him = u=! What a gentleman.
And so, we bring Oppi home on Wednesday!! I'm so excited, I don't even know what to do with myself. I've wanted a dog for SO LONG, and now we're finally in the right place in life to properly accommodate having one and !!! I'm so happy.
= w= Christmas dreams DO come true!!