Eve: Mama, am I your daughter?
Me: Usually I say you're my little girl but I guess it's the same thing.
Eve: I have to be your daughter cuz you're my mama, right mama?
Me: You are family Eve. I never knew how much I could love a dog until you came along. You're my special girl Eve and I love you heart and soul.
Eve: Mama, are the dogs at the rescue our family?
Me: Absolutely! I was just thinking about that. The dogs are like our children and the volunteers are mamas and papas and aunts and uncles, just like in a human family. What we do here at the rescue, dealing with life and death situations on a regular basis, makes for an emotionally charged environment. We depend on each other for support when times are hard and we look to each other for smiles when things are easy.
Eve: I like being a part of a family! I have lots and lots of family.
Me: Yes you do. You don't have to have the same bloodlines to be family. You just have to have the same respect and the same love. That's family. I am blessed to have you Evie and I am also blessed to have the Second Chance family. It feels good to be a part of something bigger, a part of a place that is making a change in dogs lives every day.
Eve: I have dog blood and you have human blood but you are my mama!
Me: That is right!