Thursday, October 31, 2019

A New Chapter

Saturday night, a facebook friend of mine posted a link to a dog at the Humane Society. She had "hearted" the posting so I took a look.

It said that the "hound mix" was one of their longest residents but that they didn't know why as she was such a sweet thing. I recognized the photo of the  dog from when I started my search back in April so I knew that she had been there at least that long. She was three and a half years old back then, so close to four now. Nowhere did it say if she was cat-friendly. Feeling rather hopeless but knowing that I had nothing to lose, I filled out the online application and sent it off.

The next day there was a reply. They wanted me to call my vet and give them permission to respond to the Humane Society's questions. They didn't want to talk to a receptionist, they wanted a specific vet name. (I had been to the vet recently and told the receptionists my dog-adoption woes. They assured me that they had my back, then told me a story about a vet that had applied to adopt a cat from a local rescue and had been denied. If a veterinarian isn't qualified to adopt a cat, I don't know who is.)  So bright and early Monday morning I was on the phone to the vet doing as the Humane Society asked. By the end of the day they got back to me with a request for me to make an appointment to meet the dog along with instructions on how to find their farm.

 Feeling more hopeful than I had since my third adoption attempt, I went shopping for new dog-walking clothes. I was not quite hopeful enough, however, to buy anything for a new dog. I should have known better.

Gregg and I had a late afternoon appointment yesterday. Last night we came home with a scared girl-hound named Ellie May. Since every girl-hound I have ever met was named Ellie May, we have been calling her Cully. She is totally in love with Gregg. And Lionel is totally smitten with his new dog.

Life is good.


  1. YAYYYYYYY!!! I'm so happy for all of you!! Cully is a beautiful girl!!

  2. This is such wonderful news! Sounds like a great fit for all. Cully doesn't know how lucky she is :)

  3. I have a friend that rescues and works with hounds, and I've grown to love them through her - And now you too!! I was holding my breath reading the post, and cannot help but smile because I am so, so happy for you and Cully too, who is beautiful!! I'm so grateful that she's part of your life, and will look forward to getting to know her better too!! CONGRATS on your new addition!!! I hope its been a good weekend as she's getting settled in and you get to know one another!!!

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` Yaaaaaaayyyyy!!!!! :-)