Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sandy update

Sandy seems to be getting along fine in her new home! I got this update from her new Dad her first night home
Leash shopping in Baltimore (Photo Chris Engl)
With every passing moment, I get a greater glimpse of how special [Sandy] truly is....We took a long walk around the neighborhood and Sandy met more than a handful of friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and even a few dogs. We have taken exactly one walk on "The Avenue" and she is already a show stopper. Three groups of people stopped in their tracks to interact with her. She was great with every encounter. I have already realized how much she loves to bait humans into tug of war with her leash. LOL. She also marked her territory after peeing on our walk about 10 times. Sandy is such an inquisitive little girl. Everything new attracts her attention and it is amazing to witness.
It did not take long for me to realize you were an awesome mom to her. I really think that will help to make the transition much easier. Well, kinda. You give me hope that I too can foster without completely losing it when the time comes. I realize it takes a lot of strength and courage to do it. 
Sandy was very active all evening, until recently. Now we are settling in for sleep and she is very quiet. I worry about separation anxiety, but I will do everything I can to make her feel better/loved. I took off of work tomorrow so she doesn't have to spend a single minute alone. 
Photo: Chris Engl
I included that little bit about how awesome I am not to toot my own horn, but to show you the kind of guy Sandy's new Dad is! Sounds pretty amazing, huh?


Sandy, you hit the jackpot!

14 comments:

  1. YESH, Sandy - I love hearing good news from adopters :).

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  2. Yay for Sandy and her awesome new home! She did hit it, big time. :)

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  3. That is awesome!! That last picture shows how content she is! :)

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  4. I love seeing them in their perfect homes!

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  5. Do think Sandy's dad will start a blog so we can continue to follow her? We hope so because we will sure miss her.

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

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  6. I'm SO happy for Sandy. Sounds perfect!

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  7. OH MY GOSH!!! Here I am, CRYING in a coffee shop. I am SO happy for you and Sandy and her new dad! I had no idea she found her home! I am going to catch up on your blog now. How exciting! I don't even have the words! And what a great compliment to you to hear he recognized what a good mom you were to Sandy. Sandy reminds me so much (in looks,) of a dog we have in the rescue I volunteer with-- her name is Sadie and they could be sisters. Sadie also holds the current title of being the dog longest in the rescue, at just over a year. I'm going to pretend this a sign that our Sadie is going to be moving on soon, too! ;)

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    1. Don't tell me that; I may have to foster Sadie!

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    2. http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/21518327

      See the resemblance???

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    3. Haha, you're right! Doesn't have Sandy's underbite though :)

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  8. Just caught up with Sandy's adoption. Still having trouble seeing your posts :(

    Sandy's new dad and neighbourhood sound great! Lucky girl. I bet you're feeling a bit sad and also relieved and happy. That last picture of her is gold. She looks like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth. So much for scary pitties ;) I hope Fozzie isn't missing her mate too much?

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  9. Sandy's new dad will most definitely start blogging :-) So much to write, but I do not want to hijack Kirsten's blog or take away from her process... Stay tuned

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    1. Yay! I can't wait! I will let everyone know when you start. Meantime, give her a big smooch for me.

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