Friday, June 15, 2007

Spotted Girl ... Found a New Home!

Dottie has found her forever home! I'm both sad & happy at the same time. She's only been with us 1 short week, but has been such a love and we are sure going to miss her lots! She was extra special due to her shyness and the way we had to get really involved with helping her settle in, letting her know that we care & love her and that she was in a safe home. It was great to teach her as much as we could in the past week and to help her gain confidence in so many new things. We started out with the scared little doggy who wouldn't go outside for 2 days, to the still-a-bit-shy little doggy who's been chasing around our big dogs to play in the morning, enjoying her chewies at night and - yes! - going outside to brave the big, open world on a leash and doing her business! I've even got her to the point where she'll walk out the door with me on her leash (Matt still carries her all the way to the back yard).

This pic is from one of those "let me back in the safe house" days where she didn't want to come off the front steps... as you can see,
Zeus helped her and let her know he was there to protect her....



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Dottie is going to be living only about 20 minutes away, so we do hope to be able to see her again. Her family promised to keep in touch and send pictures (always the added "Nichole Clause" for my adopters - ha ha!). We took her to meet them last night and they were wonderful! I walked away truly feeling that they will be very patient & understanding with her and give her lots of love, which was really important. They have 2 young boys who both adored her, as well as a 2 year old Jack Russell (appropriately named Jack!) who was in love with his new little sister! The special moment of the night was when Jack brought over his ball and dropped it at Dottie's feet ... then a little later, after she had taken over his bed, he brought her another toy and gave it to her. It was such an oooohhhhhh, aaahhhhh cute moment! Dottie's new Mom even said Jack cried as we were leaving with Dottie... poor guy! But he will soon have his new little sister home on Monday afternoon (since they live in Mass, poor baby Dottie has to go to the facility for the mandated 48 hours of quarantine tomorrow... and you all know how I feel about that!).

Here she is on the car ride over last night... she was very hesitant and a little scared, but she rides very well in the car! (sorry for the dark pic - cell phone cameras!)

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I got some more pics that I'll post later... need to get them off the camera.

On the knitting front, I don't have any FO's to report today... I didn't get much knitting done this week at all, except for working some rows on my lace headband at knitting guild Wednesday night. I need to finish up my dishcloth for the summer swap and get that package in the mail on Monday, as well as my final package to my Secret Pal 10 person.

Before I end this post, I wanted to mention the ASPCA fundraising button/banner at the top of my blog. Please take a moment to click on it and considering helping me in my fundraising efforts for the ASPCA and homeless animals everywhere. I set my goal for $1,000 - if you can, please join in! Every little bit counts and adds up to something big, so whether you can give $5 or $50, it all counts and helps a great cause!

11 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

Dottie is such a sweet looking girl. I'm glad she'll have a permanent home in a couple days.

Cole said...

YAY for Dottie! I am so glad she found a home with great people and a new friend in Jack. By Jack's response it sounds like she will never be alone even when the humans are away.

lisa said...

HOORAY, and congratulations for you and for Dottie! What a wonderful thing you've done for this little sweetheart! Another life has been transformed!

Cole said...

Hello again! I found your blog through Mrs. Criquette's Prairie Gumbo! I couldn't resist not reading another "Nic(h)ole"'s blog that seemed to be such an animal lover (that knitted too).

Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

Hooray for Dottie - I'm always a sucker for any dog rescue story ;)

yarnophiliac said...

nice job with Dottie -- sounds like a great match.

Sonya said...

I hope that Dottie will be happy in her new home. Jack sounds like the perfect playmate. He will make her feel right at home.

Hopefully her 48 hour incarceration won't be too hard on her.

Anonymous said...

I am happy to hear Dottie found a loving home, im sure Dottie and Jack will be inseprable! She seems like a sweet dog, I am sure she will be spoiled ROTTEN! Nichole I wish there was more people in the world like you, Id do it too fi i could! beth

Emily said...

Yay, Dottie! That was so fast! That sounds like such a good fit. Maude had an adoption event today and she behaved much better than at the last one and even made some dog friends. Which gives me hope. :D

What's up with the quarantine?

Dianne said...

Good for Dottie. I'm so happy you found a good match for her. As my mother would say, "That's another jewel in your crown when you get to heaven."

What is wrong with Massachusetts????? Why make that lovely little girl go in to quarantine. Geeesh!

Anonymous said...

Dottie Update! :-)

Hi Everyone! I'm just blown away with all the warm wishes for my little girl, Dottie! She's settling nicely in her new home with her 3 brothers, 'Jack', and my 2 son's Cody and Kyle :-) She loves to cuddle and sleeps close to us. She's an absolute LOVE DOG! :-) Both her and Jack also like to nap together... She has been nothing but a joy to our family! ...And yes... I must admit, I do spoil her a bit :-)

Ciao for now!

Brenda, Gary, Cody, Kyle, Jack & Dottie :-)

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