(2001) My husband and I had just started to consider adopting a dog (my
thoughts were more towards "puppy"), when we decided to visit the open house that the local animal rescue league had at Greenwich
Bay Animal Clinic on Sundays. We walked into the clinic and inquired as to what dogs they had available for adopting. They
only had one dog at the time: an "AmStaff" named Adam. We had seen him on the web site. Well, when they brought Adam out,
my first impression was "big!" I know my husband was thinking "what a neat dog, but no way will Karyn go for him!". But, surprise!!!,
after some "face time" (and what a face) it was off for a nice walk around the block. Then we got some history and background
from the great advocates dedicated to placing their "babies" with the right home. After about an hour, we felt that Adam was
for us and they felt that "we" were good enough for Adam! A second visit with the kids two days later, convinced us all for
A wonderful five months later, it is as though we have had Adam since he was a pup and we love him more
and more each day! Adam loves going on walks (especially at Goddard State Park), swimming, riding in the car, going to baseball
games, sunning himself and (best of all) snoozing. We've met many of our neighbors because of Adam, and they all love him.
The kids on the block delight in seeing him come down the street for his daily walk and even the other dogs come out to greet
him, too! Although he's a pretty laid back dog, he hasn't met a rabbit or squirrel that didn't put a little kick into his
step! Because of his tremendous personality, his friends in the neighborhood have declared him the Honorary Mayor of East
Greenwich. One never knows what wonderful times can be had, with any given animal, if you go in with an open mind and a heart
full of love.
P.S. (2005) Adam left us on Monday, the 26th of September. Diagnosed with inoperable
cancer, he was given just a few months to live. That was over two and a half years ago. He allowed us to really
spoil him that whole time. With us for less than five years, Adam was still our "bestest guy".