In September 2011 Charleen took me to another new house. There was Gareth, Jane and Boone their dalmatian. I was a little scared so that night I hid under a tree in the back garden. Gareth came and picked me up in his strong arms and lay me on my bed in the lounge room, Jane slept in the lounge with me that night - a few times whilst we were sleeping I looked up to see if she was still there and she was.
I could tell Jane was a bit nervous and so was I. On day 2 everyone went out and I was alone with Jane and Boone. Jane was sat on the step in the back garden so I approached her. She stroked me and pulled me close, in my ear she whispered 'I'm your Mummy now, no-one is ever going to hurt you again - in this house you are our precious Mina. You will learn love and devotion' The atmosphere changed that day - I had come home.
I was really starting to settle in, Mum and Dad walked me everyday, I had food, a comfy bed, warmth and most importantly I could feel their love. Then things changed again - at the end of October Boone and I were taken to a pet transport agency in Heathrow. Mum and Dad gave us loads of kisses and cuddles but then left. What had happened?? Boone and I were in the same kennel so I was pretty sure Mum and Dad hadn't abandoned us both. A couple of days passed and then we were put on a plane!!! Where were we going and where was Mum and Dad? 12 hours later we landed. After a short while in the customs area a very familiar smiling face popped her head around the front of my kennel - MUM!!! My tail said it all, bang bang bang on the kennel wall, I was so happy to see her.
We travelled in a car to a new house. The garden was so big, we both ran around and around and around. Was this really going to be our home? Mum came up to me 'This is our new home baby Mina, we live in South Africa now.
I have never been as happy as I am now. My name is above the door as you walk into our house, along with Jane, Gareth and Boone. This is my forever home, the air smells different here, this must be the smell of paradise!
Love Mina xxx