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Thursday, February 23, 2012
All in a day's work...
It has been interesting to see how many adoption applications came in for Emma. She was at the shelter, without hope for three months. She was to have been euthanized if we didn't take her. Admittedly, it was in the middle of a very rural area and her photos were very unhappy looking. In addition, she was head-shy and afraid of people in general.
Emma has turned into a star. She's put on a couple of pounds, found her smile and wags her bushy tail more every day. We've had six good applications from would be adopters and narrowed it down to two interviews and home checks.
Emma will begin her new life tomorrow, with a young couple who live near my business. I took Emma to their house to meet them and they came to her the next day and took her out for a run. They're in love with her and we're set to do the paperwork and hand her over for their first weekend together.
I just heard that Emma's new person was telling her Mom all about her new dog when her Mom said "I know that dog!". The Mom lives across the street from me and we see her every morning as she walks at the same time we do. She always stops to pet the dogs. There are thirty miles and multiple densely populated communities between my work and home. The chance of linking up with a Mother and Daughter like this is highly improbable, unless you believe in Collie Magic.