Thursday, December 07, 2006
Still waiting...scratch that! She's home!We've posted about Smiley here before. We've written articles in the paper about Smiley. Smiley is our longest term shelter dog, 231 days.
I heard rumor today that Smiley might have an interested adopter.
If Smiley was a regular old dog, that wouldn't be so interesting. I mean, most of our dogs find homes. It's amazing actually, but every dog and cat has someone, eventually, who finds them the perfect fit.
But 231 days. Smiley was a loooooooong termer. See, Smiley has issues. Shayna wrote about them eloquently in an earlier post.
But I heard today that there is someone who has met with Smiley a bunch, who "gets" her issues and has been explained what kind of management that Smiley will need for her life, for her separation anxiety.
It sounds promising so I kind of have had my fingers crossed all night, because I heard she might go out on our Paws to Consider program, which would be first step in finding a home.
When I started this blog post, I didn't know the exact number of days that Smiley had been in the shelter, so I looked it up tonight, at home.
I opened our database, and instead of seeing "Available for Adoption," I see "Adopted Altered" which is our nomenclature for a completed adoption.
WHAT?? At the sound of my Whoop! my own dogs looked up from the evening naps (yeah, right: as opposed to their morning naps, their early afternoon naps, their late afternoon naps, and their evening-before-bedtime naps...) wondering what the heck all the noise was about.
I tried to explain to them, in dog-ese, that their pal Smiley, that cute chick outside my door, in the second habitat finally got herself a home. They grunted, probably wondering, for the umpteenth time today, what I was saying.
But Smiley knows. She's home.
So I had to change my Blog Title from "Still waiting" to "She's home!"