January 31, 2012
So hubby's doctor told him to "get a dog" to get us out of the dumps and after we returned from our cruise my obsession with Petfinder.com began! I've always had shelter/rescue doge and I love plotthounds sooooo when I found "Lucy" on North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue's site, we had to meet her. We "interviewed" several other candidates -- oddly enough never had a girl before -- Addy, the Visla, was in a shelter and so sweet; Nikki was a foster with a rambunctious personality; Milo the Bichon just needed some love but Lucy (now Lacie Jane)??? Rescued from a kill shelter 10 months ago, she has been in foster care for 6 months and greeted us at her foster mom's door -- within 30 seconds we knew. She has been here 3 days and has used her doggie door from the first hour, sleeps good on our bed all night through and is just the sweetest girl! Tears around the yard chasing her ball with Steve and is learning the neighborhood on her walks! Lacie started work last night as the Executive Assistant in the OWH East Coast shippers den but got no points because she slept on the job!
It's been 3 months since we lost our sweet Rio... we brought Lacie home on that anniversary. Can dogs smile in doggie heaven? If so I think her "brothers" are all happy to see another rescued forever friend in their yard, although Rio is probably counting on me to keep her from dismembering "Quacker Factory Citrus Elephant".