“My girlfriend had to put her dog down after our third date.
She wanted another dog after some time passed and so she got me to attend an adoption event (that I didn’t want to go to).
I’ve always wanted a Rhodesian Ridgeback.
That’s when we saw Charlie.
We thought he was someone’s dog and that he wasn’t up for adoption.
Eventually, I asked someone at the Pets for Life adoption event if he belonged to anyone and they said, he did not, and that he was indeed up for adoption.
I said to my girlfriend, how about this guy, but she was opposed to having a Ridgeback (because they bond with one person, and she thought it would be me).”