Lots had happened in the Elam family these past few days. We have welcomed a new bundle of joy, of the four-legged variety! After we had to put Bear to sleep almost ten years ago, we thought we could never go through that heartache again. Well, I guess time does heal some wounds, at least to the point where we thought we might be ready for a fur kid to love again.
This time we opted to adopt from a rescue organization or shelter, instead of getting a puppy. We looked and looked, trying to find the "right" one. The first one we wanted went to a forever home before we got to meet him, so the search continued. We never got a response from a rescue organization on two others we were interested in, so we kept looking.
One day my honey came home from work and said he'd stopped by the local animal shelter on the way home and saw a likely candidate, and that I should go look at her in "Cell #51". I went the next day, and she did seem like a sweet girl, so I went to the office to see about getting her. They informed me that there were three people ahead of me on the wait list to adopt her. Yikes! I was sure we would lose on this one, too.
Now here is where I think divine intervention came into play......#3 on the wait list was there, too, BUT he didn't bring his children with him (which was clearly stated in the instructions on the card we both got). They won't place a dog unless they know the kids, and any other family dogs, all get along. So we got her!!!!
Her name is May, and she's 2 years 3 months old. We know this because she was micro-chipped, but the owners never responded to the shelter trying to contact them. I cannot imagine why they would want to give her up. She's already been spayed, knows her commands (sit, stay, down, shake, wait, okay), walks properly on a leash, is a dream traveling in the car. The only area I think needs a bit of work is coming when she's called.
So, needless to say, we are already smitten with this adorable creature. We think she's a Beagle cross, possibly with coonhound. Who knows? Who cares? She's OURS!!!