All dog stories have a beginning and an end and here we spend a lot of time with the end so today let’s talk about two beginnings.
But to get to the beginning we have to start at the end. Recently two wonderful friends joined me at the Bridge, Willie and Cassie. While I was very happy to see them and get to spend more time with them they left huge holes in the hearts of their family members. As I had with River, Willie and Cassie began to look for new dogs to build new love in the Mom’s hearts.
Cassie was the first to arrive at the Bridge, and the first to find a replacement but her Dad’s stubbornness almost waylaid her plans: An ignored Jack Russell puppies for sale sign; an adoption day in front of a pet store ignored; a Jack Russell featured as adoptable pup of the week also ignored
Cassie knew she needed help to get through to her Dad and contacted Uncle Bob, her vet, who sent her Dad an e-mail about a wire haired Jack Russell in Georgia and a website where he could check them out. Her Daddy was going through the motions of looking at them when Cassie whacked him upside the head as he passed a 12 month old female. He went back to check the dog out. While he was doing that Cassie went over to her Mom, lifted her Mom’s head towards her father’s computer screen so she could see the pup, and that was that. Cassie’s Mom was in love and her replacement had been found.
Soon Cassie’s personally picked pup, Katie, had moved in with her dog deprived Dad and wonderful new memories were being created. And Katie is carefully listening to Cassie so Katie will know what her Dad needs. The paperwork may show that Katie was rescued by Cassie’s parents but the reverse is true.
And the same can be said for Roscoe, a rescue who was personally picked by Willie to take his place in his family and help his Mom recover from the loss of her beloved boy.
Willie, with help from his friend Shiloh of Shiloh’s Space, who gazed into the stars for answers, and found what Willie was looking for. Willie then got Shiloh to influence her Mom into calling Willie’s Mom, and when she saw this young boy, Roscoe, she could feel Willie’s sweet breath on her neck, as he whispered the words “This is the one.”
Roscoe should make it, via transport, to Willie’s house, this week. Jessie Belle will start teaching him the ways of the house, and she and Willie will help mold him into the perfect pup And like Katie, Roscoe will begin to create new pathways of love in his parents’ hearts, and heal some of the wounds.
So welcome home Katie and Roscoe.
And welcome to our very large pack.