Cyndi We intended to tell you this story a few weeks ago but things have been hectic and we forgot.
Buddy: We never forget. Jan forgets. We get left without a keyboard. That's not forgetting.
Cyndi: Okay, then we lost our keyboard and ...
Buddy: I didn't say we LOST our keyboard. I said we get left without one.
Cyndi: So where did we not lose the keyboard we don't have?
Buddy: Jan has it, of course! She isn't big on sharing, if you remember.
Cyndi: Oh, right. I'm sorry I forgot we didn't forget the keyboard we didn't lose.
Rusty: Moving on. Thankful Thursday seems like a good time to share a sad story with a happy ending.
Sam: When we were walking Jan one morning in early September, a woman we used to pass walking her old dog parked her car and crossed the street to talk to Jan.
Merci: She said she had a dog at her home she couldn't keep and asked could Jan take it.
Micah: Jan had to say no. There is no way she could possibly take in another dog, not even temporarily.
Cameron: But Jan listened to her story and offered to post on Facebook that the dog needed a home. She got the woman's phone number.
Percy: So of course she was home before it occurred to her she needed a photo. She called and the woman came right over with the dog. A sweet dog., 2 - 3 years old.
Buddy: Her 73-year-old neighbor, Boy's owner, would not be coming back home after having a heart attack, so he had given the dog to her. She only accepted Boy so he wouldn't go to the shelter.
Marcus: She had had to make the unwanted decision for her old dog and she did not want to get attached to this dog. Plus, the dog was young, untrained, and too energetic for her young granddaughter. Jan says he must have been a hellion like me. What's a hellion?
Cameron: Sadly, although her Facebook post was shared, no one contacted her about Boy.
Merci: A few days later, the lady called and said she was waiting to hear if she would have to go into the hospital for a health problem. If there had been no response, she would reluctantly take Boy to the shelter.
Percy: Jan asked if she could possibly hold off a few days and let Jan give it another try.
Micah: For those few days, she prayed the lady might become attached to Boy and want to keep him.
Sam: Jan felt sad when she left a voice message for the lady a few days later saying there had been no response.
Buddy: But when she and the lady connected after playing phone tag, she learned the woman had decided to keep Boy. She couldn't take him to the shelter. The vet that does the euthanizing had told her Boy would die there. Black dogs and cats are too often overlooked for adoption.
Marcus: I bet by now Boy has wormed his way into that lady's heart, just like I did into Jan's. How could anyone not love this face ... um, I mean, that face!
Sam: You're awfully quick to brag about being a worm, Marcus. I wouldn't add that to my resume if I were you.
If you don't have a favorite shelter in the Vetericyn giveaway, please consider voting for PAWS, Norwalk CT once daily through October 15. Many of you know of PAWS through Kevin from Animal Shelter Volunteer blog. Your vote matters.
1. Click on this link. bit.ly/1qVZSBi (it will open a new tab)
2. Click on "Click here to vote for a small animal organization". PAWS, Norwalk, CT will appear.
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