upon a time, there was a beautiful afghan boy living in a place
far, far away. Life was not easy for him, and finally he decided
to run away. Like all affies, he loved to run, so he ran and ran
until one day some kind people in the Houston Afghan Hound Club
rescued him. He was sore, tired, sick and injured. The kind people
searched and searched and finally located his owner who said,
"Keep him, he is more trouble than he is worth."
lived with the kind people and several other afghans for an entire
year, eventually feeling safe enough to rest and begin the healing
process. Little did he know that in another far off place someone
was searching just for him. She had shared her life for 14 years
with an exceptional afghan named, Omar. Sadly, Omar had crossed
over the Rainbow Bridge, and while she still missed him terribly,
her heart began to open in her own healing process and she realized
there was plenty of room left in it for another special affie.
first, she thought that she would like another puppy to raise.
Then she began thinking of all the beautiful afghans in the world
that other people had thrown away. Her heart began to ache
at the thought and she began dreaming about adopting a forever
friend and companion.
wonderful people along the way assisted her in her quest. Finally,
as fate would have it, she discovered that she was being transferred
to Houston, Texas. She contacted the Houston Afghan Hound Club's
Rescue Program, and they began telling her stories about the many
wonderful affies that were in need of a home.
the beautiful afghan boy had healed his physical wounds, and many
of his pyschological wounds, through the love and care of the
kind people in Houston. One day in early July 1998, the kind people
took the beautiful afghan boy visiting. The lady who had searched
and searched burst into tears when she saw him. She knew in her
heart that he was the forever friend for whom she had been longing.
beautiful afghan boy stayed the night with the lady and has never
left. He found his forever home, she found her forever friend
and they are all living happily ever after.
[affies] come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never the same. -unknown
will always be grateful for the dedication, patience, and
love shown to Pirin by Laura, Dan, Judy, and all the folks
in the Houston
Afghan Club's Rescue Program, who in giving of themselves
have given us the most wonderful gift of a lifetime.
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