Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday morning we took Shelby and Lexi over for appointments with prospective new homes. We were very successful But we did not doubt it from the start. Shelby and Lexi did not even make it on the web page before they were gone. They both were meant for the homes they found. But first we met a couple that was there to meet with Buddy. They took Shelby for a walk while they waited for Buddy to arrive, we were afraid that they would fall for Shelby. Just then Buddy arrived, they took Buddy for a walk and came back and announced that they would take Buddy home.
The first family arrived to meet with Lexi. First Lexi had to show them how well she could walk on a leash, she passed that test. Then she had to prove that she could play nicely with the resident Shitzu. Lexi passed that test as well. Meanwhile, she was demonstrating her charm and her ability to love unconditionally. Lexi won, she got to go home with a new family where she would get lots of love and attention. They promised her frequent walks, lost of attention and a happy life. She even gets to sleep on the furniture. Yeah, Lexi!
Then the second appointment arrived. Four children and two adults came out of the SUV. Shelby took notice, here was a family made in heaven for her. Lots of active people to throw balls and go on walks and jogs with. She was going to be an only dog, with 12 hands to pet her, six people to heap attention on her, and it was all hers. Way to go, Shelby.
One day with three new lives starting over. Below, Stella is rolling on her back by the toy box, with Shelby and Lexi forced to sleep on the floor.
We are watching Stella and may let her have some play dates with our cousins to see how she does with a less structured house, to see how she responds. In the meantime, we will enjoy the good life, we seem to have a good relationship going. W will try and place her in a home again once we have worked with her for a while, but very carefully.
Mogley G. Retriever