My husband and I were in the process of rescuing the Tennessee Trio (see 8/29 post). While there, luckily, the old man offered up the mom and dad as well. We did not have room for these two that day, but we made plans to return to get them as well in two weeks. Before we left, mom gave me the most hopeful, pitiful look like “please come back for us”. I promised her we would return for them.
|Mae and JR|
I met another rescue volunteer with dad, but we fostered mom. I took her to the vet for shots and a check-up one day. The next day I took her to be groomed and then back to the vet to be spayed. The groomer was amazed at how good she was and the vet staff didn’t recognize her. Of course, they were very complimentary of her and she was a hit from the beginning.
After fostering her, I can truly say she is one of the very sweetest dogs I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She is a love sponge. The very first night she claimed our 15 year old son as “her boy.” She lay on the pet bed at his feet for hours. If any of us were sitting, she was right there begging for love. I knew she was going to be fine when a couple of days into her foster at our house she rolled over for me to scratch her belly. Then a couple of days later, she would get on the couch to sleep. I was awake in the middle of the night and looked over and she was flopped on her back in the typical terrier sleeping flop. I knew then she trusted us and was going to be just fine.
|Mae - all prettied up|
|Raring to Go!|
Update - Angelea reports that: "Mae is doing great in her new home with a family in Pittsboro, NC. They think she hung the moon! JR is great as well. he is living in Pennsylvania with his new mom and they love each other. Apparently he is a very good hunter and has brought in 2 skunks to his mom - hilarious!"