Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Oompa Loompa Doopady Doo!!!Fluffy package of puppy. Little bundle of "I know what I want!" One would think that at the young age of 3 months that there could be no reason to keep this puppy out of the adoption runs. Sadly though, Oompa Loompa had become so mouthy and out of control around people that we were bound to have a volunteer or client bit soon.
Oompa Loompa became a weeks long project. J. was up for the task, however, and all her attention and hard work paid off. Although, still a handful, Oompa made it into adoptions last week. She is a little older and looks a bit more like a lanky teenager than a puppy, but now she is ready to try to find a good home.
Today, J. met with a young man who had been thinking about Oompa since Sunday. He came in today with his whole family. Everyone met Oompa, and J. spent a portion of the afternoon in conversation with the adopter. He listened attentively to J. and seemed to really want to do all the right things.
Off they went late this afternoon. Oompa Loompa and her new person on their way to Pet Food Express to shop. J. looked on for awhile before turning her attention to the dogs in back waiting for her to work with them. Each trainer gives each dog their all, and when a "troubled" youngster like Oompa walks out of here to a new forever home it all feels so right.