It all started one night when I couldn't sleep. I had met a really wonderful dog at the shelter, and she was an absolute breeze to walk. She even gave me a dog kiss and I was ok with it. I was asking myself; how does one know when one has found "The One"? I was worrying that I'd meet a wonderful pet, but be afraid to commit. I therefore turned to my friends who had adopted pets. How did they know that a particular cat or dog was the right one, even though they had only glanced at it through a cage door? One of them said; when she turned away from the wall of cages, one of the cats reached out his paw and tapped her on the shoulder. It was a done deal. Another friend said that the cat just showed up at her door, and she decided to keep it. I further discussed the topic with the manager at the animal shelter who suggested that they pick you. Not the other way around. She said; if you meet a pet and get the feeling that you couldn't stand the thought of not seeing him or her ever again... then you know it is the one. I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject. How did you know? Leave a comment below.