|I'm right at home!|
This past weekend, I heard from Tammy, who adopted Gena. Tammy's up near Seattle so I got to spend an extra week with Ms. Gena...now known as Riley...so that the rescue could spay her before she traveled to her forever home, which was a treat for me. Riley is doing awesome in her new home, progressing well on her basic training and is getting to do lots of cool things like meeting cats and going to puppy classes. She's obviously a much beloved puppy, surrounded by toys.
The update on Josephine was completely unexpected. I had stopped in at the rescue to drop off a few extra supplies I had and pick up some more food for Choco. Out comes a woman holding a black lab. I ask who this sweet girl is and she tells me Emma, well, she used to be Josephine. My heart stopped for a nano-second as I thought they might be returning her but the woman wasn't the young woman who was part of the couple adopting her. Turns out she had her spay surgery that day and Grandma was helping take her home. She is sooo big! I didn't have my camera on me to take a picture but she's about 20 lbs now. I wish I could say she remembered me...maybe she did...or maybe it was just the anesthesia. Either way, it was a treat getting to see her again - something I never thought would happen. Her name is now Emma and she too is living large with her new mom & dad. Dad was there and you could tell he was absolutely in love with her.
So as I inevitably move closer to losing Choco to his forever home, today I feel uplifted and re-energized. It's not about how much I adore these puppies - it's about finding them all forever homes to love them even more.