Narwhal The ‘Unicorn’ Puppy Has Found A Forever Home
Laura Lee - December 16, 2019

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

Narwhal the ‘unicorn’ puppy stole the hearts of thousands after rescue organization Mac’s Mission found him abandoned being looked after by another dog. Narwhal is a special little puppy with a tail growing in the middle of his forehead. Narwhal’s fans predicted that he would have a long line of potential adopters waiting to take the special puppy home. And thankfully, he has found his forever home!


The Missouri-based center says they ‘specialize in special’ took Narwhal to the veterinarian. They found out that the tail was not connected to anything and wasn’t causing any harm. The story became big news and the exposure led to hundreds of applications for adoption. But, the center did worry that Narwhal would be exploited as prospective owners made ‘giant’ offers of cash to take the puppy.


Other people turned up to the rescue center unannounced and even made death threats against Narwhal. Volunteers decided to keep him in their sight at all times, according to the Southeast Missourian. The center feared for Narwhal’s safety and future. They then decided that the only way to ensure he would be given the happy life he deserves was to keep him right where he is.


Mac’s Mission founder Rochelle Steffen adopted Narwal! Rochelle said, “I had no intention initially of keeping him. I didn’t want a puppy. But Narwhal is absolutely, exactly what we needed. It’s not just a decision from me. The whole rescue cannot fathom him leaving. We all fell in love with him.”


Rochelle and Narwhal have big plans together! She plans to train Narwhal as a therapy dog, so he can spread his magic and love everywhere in places like schools and nursing homes.