This made me laugh "But I had little say in it."
I tell people "My husband just plays with whatever dog I bring home."
This is true for our personal dogs, fosters, or just weekend dogs before transport. He never knows how many dogs will be here, before he walks in the door. If it's a long road trip for pickup. He knows where I'm going, and sometimes has even seen a picture of the dog.
In all these years, he has went with me 2X to pickup a dog. June, and then last month for Jasper and Hunter.
I tell people how blessed I am. My husband works very hard, so that I can spend days playing with dogs, and grandbabies. I'm not sure how I ever got so lucky.
So happy your family gave her a chance.
Gabica is sooo right. It's hard to have just one.
Not all those who wander are lost.
Life is just a leap of faith.
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.
Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.