We went into one room of dogs where I spotted an old lady named Heloise. She was 11 years old and just broke my heart. I had to leave; it killed me to see her there. We went around to see the rest of the pets then finished our shopping.
Lee ran into her again while a volunteer was taking her out for a bathroom break. The volunteer told him what a sweet dog she was and that if he knew of anybody looking to adopt, to tell them about her. He came back to where I was shopping and said, "We have to adopt that dog." My response? "Okay."
We finished our shopping and took our stuff out to the car. On the way back in, the volunteer was outside with another dog. Lee told her we knew of someone who wanted to adopt the old dog: Us. She was so happy she started to cry. We went back to the KCPP adoption area, asked a few questions (Is she cat safe? Does she like other dogs?) and filled out the paperwork.
We then went shopping some more. This geriatric princess was about to be spoiled. We bought her a bed, a collar and leash, a bowl, some toys, and a pretty pink jacket. She was going home in style.
She has settled in nicely at home.
|Look at me! I can sit on the furniture!|
|Heloise and Stilwell helping Dad build a fire.|
|Harvey getting a sniff of the new dog.|
All of the cats love her bed.
|There's a line to test out the dog bed.|
We've all gotten quite comfortable with our new arrangement. Heloise is sweet and friendly. No matter what her life was like before, she will know love and what it's like to have a family for her senior years.