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One Saturday morning, I decided to go to PetSmart just to take a look at the dogs up for adoption. As I walked in the front door, I looked to my left where all the dogs were located. I was immediately drawn to this little guy who was wagging his tail and shaking all over, obviously trying to entice you to come over. When I walked around to his cage, he ran up and stared at me and kept blinking his eyes, as if to say "aren't I cute, don't you want to adopt me, I will be such a good boy". This dog's antics were so mesmerizing that I watched him for about 2 hours. and his routine never varied. He would entice someone over and they would laugh and say how cute he was, but then move on to the other dogs. Luckily, it was a good day for adoptions. I must have watched at least 10 dogs get adopted in that 2 hour period. However, Moe was still there, enticing people over and giving them his blinkies. I have never in all my life seen a dog want a home so badly. I could not stand it any longer, this dog needed and, most of all, deserved a good home. I adopted Moe and brought him home. My husband was less than thrilled, the cats hissed at him, and I started to feel like maybe I made a mistake. However, Moe was just his happy-go-lucky self and didn't seem to notice his cool reception. Three days later, he developed a very bad cough. I took him to the doctor and learned that he was full of worms, had kennel cough and pneumonia. He was given antibiotics and put on bed rest for two weeks. Guess who became his nurse, yes the not-so-thrilled husband, he had already fallen in love with him, and even the cats had stopped hissing. So, I knew that once we got him well, everything would be alright. It is now 12 years later and Moe has definitely lived up to his promise. All he wanted was a home and someone to love him. He has repaid us ten-fold with his love and devotion. However, there is more to the story. When I adopted Moe, my husband had a hereditary eye disease and was slowly going blind. Recently, Moe has also lost his eyesight. The bond that those two shared during Moe's recuperation from pneumonia has continued through the years. The two of them have really helped each other cope with the loss of their eyesight. There is no doubt in my mind that Moe was meant to be part of our family.

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