"These pups are very special," Terryl said. They were the only survivors of a litter of five.
"The pups' mother, Suzy, was rescued from severe flooding affecting parts of Myanmar in the fall of 2015," she added. "She was brought back to the shelter and quickly became a favorite due to her sweet personality."
Sadly, she died six days after giving birth, most likely from a heart problem. A foster mom nursed the puppies, but only Bowie and Iman pulled through.
After arriving back at our hotel in Myanmar, we decided to rescue two puppies from the shelter and send them back to the U.S. for adoption. Our living situation precluded us from adopting the dogs ourselves, but Jennifer in particular felt like we had to do something.
With about 30 adorable puppies at the shelter, it was a heart-wrenching decision, but Jennifer had already made up her mind which two puppies we would chose - Bowie and Iman.