My last couple of weeks have been hectic, but also heartfelt...
Both of my transports were successful & all animals have been placed!!! Yeah!!!:)
Thanks to you & your donations, we had enough money for the vans & gas, again Thank YOU!!!
One of the humane societies had to end their adoption event early due to running out of animals to adopt.
We still have 13 pups here, some weren't well enough to go from the previous trips, but will go sometime in July.
We also have, Harvey, Peepers, Scooter & Tiny up for private adoptions.
Life is a never-ending chain of events..
I wouldn't have thought my trip to Wisconsin for Noel to see Dr. Sheperd would result in a forever home for her.
My sweet Noel has been adopted!!!
I didn't think it would hit me as hard as it did...
That is a big reason it has taken me a few days to compose myself.
Every time I would begin to write this entry, I would start crying..
I consider myself a pretty strong person, but she has touched my heart in a way that will never be forgotten.
I'm still trying to get use to the fact that she is not here. Her sweet happy face and her wiggley butt:)
It is a very strange thing to get so use to a dog, being a part of your life and then one day they are gone to new homes..
I'm not sure I was ready for her to leave me, but when you love, you want what is best for those you love, no matter the personal emotions. It was time for her to have her own person.
The good news is that I will be able to visit her, whenever I'm in Wisconsin and she will always be in the good care of Dr. Sheperd.
How Noel found her new owner:
Whenever I go back to Wisconsin, I always stop in to visit my friends at Suburban Harley Davidson.
They are a very dog friendly place. My friend Rob one of the sales guys adopted "Jake" he is the Rottweiler/Lab pup shown in my Fox 6 video on my homepage. 3 years later Jake is now over 100 pounds, spoiled, happy and loves people.
Jake didn't like Rob's Porsche so he bought him a Hummer, which Jake loves as you can see in the picture. (((giggles)))
Anyways back to the story:
I brought Noel there to socialize a bit. She did great, a little shy at first, but settled into meeting lots of people.
The Harley people I know have huge hearts for the animals.
She received lots of loving from the employees and customers.
Happily lying under Rob's desk after we had been there a bit. Al came by and immediately asked what happened to her.
He visited with her and later that day told me to keep him in mind if I were going to adopt her.
He had lost his previous dog a Basenji, wasn't actively looking but decided that this was a meant to be dog meeting.
We talked over a few days and I brought Noel over to his house for the home visit.
She settled in quickly, met her new cat friends who weren't too thrilled to meet her, but I'm told are doing fine with her now.
And with a heavy heart I left her, to see how she would do in a new home. She did well, Al did mention that she kept looking around unsure of what was happening and it took her a few days to eat.
I stopped by the morning I was headed back to Tennessee. Gave her lots of hugs and kisses, thanked Al for adopting her and headed home.
Later that evening I called from the road to see how she was doing, I knew she was fine, it was more for my own sake.
He put the phone up to her and I could hear her snoring. She was on the couch next to him sleeping.
Al has promised to keep me posted and send lots of pictures, so I will share those with you in the future.
My mind was just full of non-stop thoughts, emotions and reflections. Reflecting on her and the past 6 months. How far she has come, how much she has learned to forget the past and love. Love other dogs, people and just life. We should all be so lucky to forget the past and live in the present..
Her story and the success of this rescue are because people cared enough & come together.
Her medical bills have been covered thanks to your donations.
The wrongs that were done to her have been righted, because of us..
I'm not saying this to be boastful, but the truth is, if every person took in one rescued animal or donated to whatever animal organization they choose, no matter what the amount, think of what could be accomplished.
In such a short time we have raised two thousand dollars with our donation badge. Spreading awareness, donating whatever the amount all adds to the collective good.
Be part of the change you want to see in the world, in whatever way you can...
If you have my badge on your blogs or websites, please let me know!!
We're putting together a Thank you page and I want to try to get everyone I can on it..
The next few days I'll be loading auction items, still have about four thousand in vet bills past due and then I hit the road & leave to teach in Boston. Next transport will be mid to end of July.
I'm feeling so much emotion these days and just need to say Thank you!!!
Thank you for believing in me and for caring about the animals.
It is because of you and your love for the animals that we have these happy endings:)
You all give me wings to fly and care for these babies..
I miss you Noel...
Blessings and Light..
Now there will be room for others that need you.
Be strong.And to all artist send MONEY to help, the job isn't over.
I am so thrilled that she has found her forever home and that she appears to be so happy there.
Dogs are the most forgiving creatures and I would never want to be in a world without them.
Big hugs to you for all you do lady.
Your badge is on my blog. If there is anything else I can do to help, please let me know. xoxo
Where are you teaching in Boston???
What great things you do! These lovely creatures are so beautiful I want to hug each one! Bless you, Dear Lady.
Looking forward to seeing you in Topsfield!
I will continue to support you & encourage others to do so, however I can.
Keep being you!
Sincerely, Lenna Andrews
The guy looks so Happy! I know it is a mixed blessing, but I think it was meant to be.
I finally put your badge on my blog. Hopefully I can help you generate some funds.
Oh, and I'm doing every page in your ATC book! What fun I'm having with that!
Noel has found a loving new home and I know she will be happy for the rest of her days.
I have your donation badge on my blog too.
Much love and blessings for your special spirit Bernie...
Bernie, you just ROCK!
After I read Claudine's post about the badge, I immediately put it up on my blog. I'm happy to help, even in this small way!
I'm glad that you are home, safe & sound, even if your heart is a bit heavy right now. Thanks you for all that you do,
Summer Sea Herbs
I have your link at the top of my blog in my profile asking people to visit and make a donation. For some reason blogger will not let me add the badge.
Keep up the amazing, brave and unselfish work. WE all love you.
We have the badge on our site and posted about you, we hope it's helped.
You're pretty wonderful!
I've told all sorts of people about A Place to Bark and I've put the button on my blog - I so admire what you're doing!
Wishing all the best to the rest of your fur friends!
I have added you badge to my blog.
hug and kisses to all! :-)
I've also had a link to your blog in my favorites for months now.
Where / what are you teaching in Boston?
Just wanted you to know ... I believe in you, and your mission. I am available to help with your next transport. Just e mail or call. (I sent you my personal info by mail) I will fly to wherever you are...
Please contact me when you have a moment.