Today’s story is about the ‘little loved one’ who is a rescue. She is called Aiko. In Japanese, Aiko means the ‘little loved one’.
Story of the little loved one
Aiko’s lovely momma told us that she was rescued in Abu Dhabi. “She was abandoned by her mother along with her three brothers. Had they not been rescued just in time; they would have starved themselves to death. At that time, Aiko was only two months old.”
Aiko, the ‘little loved one’ who is a rescue, and so many others like her are quite the fighters. They fight hard to give life a chance. And they only need a little love and trust to blossom into the beautiful beings that they are.
When the little loved one came home
Initially Aiko’s humans had applied to adopt her brother Bentley. But some connections are too strong, and some matches are made in heaven. This is one such – Aiko’s humans felt that instant and undeniable connection with her. “She was meant to come with us, possibly because Aiko is just as goofy and mad as we are.”
“It’s been only a few months that Aiko has been with us, but I don’t know what life would be without her anymore. Every morning, she wakes us up with vigorous tail wags and demands to play. And every night she wishes us goodnight with kisses and cuddles. Don’t know if we could ask for anything better.”
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Who rescued whom is a million-dollar question
The wishing goodnight part made me think that I may not be the only person constantly talking to Mr. Popo. “Haha, I talk to Aiko all the time. My partner says I speak to her way more than I speak to him. I also think that Aiko thinks I’m a bit ‘cray cray’ (crazy for the uninitiated 😉) to be talking to her all the time.”
Now, of course, being the crazy human, I couldn’t resist asking the ‘little love’ one who is a rescue a few rapid-fire questions.
Rapid fire with the little loved one
Pawzy: Hey Aiko, what does it take to be a gorgeous pawstar like you?
Aiko: Some things come to me naturally – like being a pawstar. I always up my game when I sniff treats, cuddles and boops (you know, a gentle tap on the nose). I have my own Instagram handle too meet.aiko.
Pawzy: What are your favourite activities?
I love to run around. Just like a sprinter, I love to chase and be chased. Oh yes, I love wrestling with Kiko too. I also love to go on long drives. One more thing, I like to run around in the sand, but water is not my best friend.
Pawzy: Talking about friends, besides your one true love Kiko, who are your other friends?
You got it right – I absolutely love Kiko! But Lumos was my very first friend, he made me feel safe and comfortable to be with other doggos. Nowadays, I love going to the JLT doggie park to meet and greet everyone. I love making new friends, but Kiko is my best buddy.