Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Bleu Wednesday: Her Story

Bleu Unedited {living outside the stacks}


Nikon D7500 | 15mm | f/5 | 1/125 | ISO – 1000

Sunday, ‎18 August ‎2019, ‏‎7:40:00 AM


Bleu Chrys {living outside the stacks} #BleuChrys #AdoptDontShop


Do you remember Wordless Wednesday? It was a big thing when I first started blogging a bizillion light years ago. Bloggers would simply post a picture on Wednesdays. No words. No descriptions. Just a picture. It was a way to practice our photography and update our blogs without the stress of having to come up with full blown content. But, mostly, it was a way to connect and share a moment in our lives. I miss those days. The days before everyone was focused on monetization and accumulating follows. The simple days, when people just wanted to share their experiences and know that they were not alone.

I wish that I knew Bleu’s story. The moment I saw her, I knew we weren’t going home without her. She was lying so quietly in her cage, just staring off, while the other dogs were barking and jumping around. I knelt down and put my hand out for her to sniff it, which she did, and then promptly turned her head. She had a bit of an attitude. I liked that.

When it came time to take her home, she fell out on the ground and refused to walk. Just like a toddler. So, I half dragged and half pulled her into the truck. Once we got her home, we released her into the backyard and she took off running. You can see video of her here.

Over the past two weeks, we’ve come to find out that she was loved by someone. She’s pretty much house trained, but I put down pads at night. Just in case. She’s very affectionate. If you stick out your hand, she immediately flops over so you can rub her belly. And we’ve only heard her bark maybe three times. But she has serious abandonment issues. When we sit, she sits as close to us as possible. Almost like she’s trying to melt into us. It’s sweet, but I feel guilty when I have to leave her for work.

Then there’s the weird thing: when I take her for walks, she always stops and looks back, like she’s waiting or looking for someone.

I think she’s happy with us. We all love her dearly. I don’t know… Hopefully, one day, she’ll keep looking forward.

Enjoy the rest of your week,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}




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