Back when Patsy got returned by her overwhelmed hopeful-owner (the Boomerang Puppy) you reminded us: "It wasn't meant to be." "Something better will come along." We pouted for a minute, but realized you were right. So off she went to live with Ana, where she could become an even better dog than she already is.
Patsy Right: "Who me? Trouble?"
Lo and behold, the "meant to be" part might be here. Patsy went home last weekend to live with a one-eyed schnoodle, a lovely senior something-mix, a wonderful lady named Melody and - best of all - Hannah. Hannah has autism, and over the years we've discovered that pit bulls and people with autism just plain belong together. It started with Bailey, who came to us via Hurricane Katrina and went on to be a mascot in a school for special kids. Later, Phatman showed us how good his tribe is at helping Hannah's tribe connect with a waiting world.
So far, the girls are all doing great together and we think it might just be a permanent arrangement. Stay tuned for updates!
In other news, we're bummed to report that we had to cancel the potential adoption for the ever-hopeful Jondi. After several weeks of waiting, it seemed clear that her applicant was not as ready for a new dog as she had hoped. So goes life.
Go ahead - please tell us that it was "meant to be" so we can remember that her perfect connection is just around the corner. Jondi has been waiting so, so long for her Princess life to get rolling.
The Holiday Scramble. The barn has seen a flurry of activity with our December Pit Ed Camp, which took place just as a four new dogs were getting smoothed into our program. Crazy times! Below, Star shows our guests how to use a treadmill for a fast and happy exercise session.
We invite you to see the faces of the new dogs on our Available Page and watch for updates here as they end up in our cameras and on our blog. We have a bunch of cuties! (PS - Enormous thanks to Sarah Williams for sending the bully sticks - just in time to give the kennel-bound kids a welcome diversion during their transition. They were a life saver!)
Finally - On Saturday, all of the barn dogs will be moving out to temporary foster care while Tim and I head out to Ohio to present at the Ohio Dog Wardens Association Conference, so we can expect some fun photos from their adventures with the barn team out in the Real World.
Never a dull moment!