Monday, September 29, 2008


I guess we haven't completed our family yet. Yup, that's right. We're working on another international adoption!

We weren't planning on it but when we saw his picture online we just knew he belonged with us. It was love at first sight! So we contacted the agency immediately and they sent us the application.

This IA will be very different from our last;

Then: MONTHS of paper-chasing, notarizing, state certificates
Now: Quick online application

Then: State police clearance
Now: One quick call to our reference

Then: Sergie
Now: NO SERGIE!!!!!!

Then: Long Flights
Now: Oh, yeah, still a long flight.

Then: Cute and cuddly little boy
Now: Cute and cuddly little boy.... with fur.

And here's the referral picture that started it all

His name is Benji and he's an 8-month old Sato (Puerto Rican slang for Street/Stray Dogs and pronounced "saw-toe")who has had a rough start to life on the streets of Puerto Rico. Before being rescued, he had already suffered a broken leg, and who knows what other forms of abuse, but his current foster home reports that he's a happy go lucky dog who loves everyone! We didn't set out to find a dog a few thousand miles away, but we knew as soon as we saw his picture that he was 'the one'. And they say lightning doesn't strike twice?!

So in less than 2 weeks, the wonderful people who saved Benji from a hopeless life will put him upon a freight plane (who is so generously donated their services to fly these dogs for free) and he'll make the long journey to his new home where 2 little kids eagerly await his arrival!

To check out Second Chance Sato Rescue click here


Jackie S said... really got me going ;) Love it. He is beautiful. Oh, I'm so happy you are rescuing this furbaby and giving him a loving home.



Maria said...

HAHA!! I was freaking out about to call Elizabeth and say, "Have you read Mala's blog??" Got me! I LOVE Benji. If you get tired of him, send him on down to Tennessee!!

Hilary Marquis said...

MALA, YOU ARE A BRAT!!! Don't do that, I almost had a heart attack! *lol* He is a cute little critter though. I can't wait to meet him :)

Bev said...

Awww, he's adorable! However... Benji? WHAAA? I think you need to change his name to Rafael immediately. :)

Congrats on the new family member! You guys are so exotic.

Marnie and Jeremy said...

Ok, so he is adorable but you got me too. When I saw the tittle I screamed. I was hoping we could compare notes again and shoulders to cry on. When he poops on your rug, I guess you can cry on my shoulder!

Elizabeth and Bill said...

Good for you! He is adorable!!

Ivy Lee said...

I bought that hook, line and sinker. Benji is cute and what a cool thing that he will find a home with you soon.


janiece said...

You definitely had me going! Stinker!
He is cute.