Monday, November 16, 2009
Sweet, protective, dominant, determined, gentle, aware, playful, kid-friendly...these are some of the words I would use to describe Petunia, one of the dogs who decided back in mid-September, to make our front porch her home. Ever since that time, I've been trying to find her a new home and today, I think I finally did! Petunia and her pal, Bubbles, were recently featured as the Pets of the Week in a local gringo paper and shortly after the paper came out, a man who was interested in adopting Petunia called to see if she was still available.
Heh heh. Still available? Sure...but watch out, people are beating down the door to adopt these two dogs!
Anyway, we met for a few minutes at the vet's office so that he could spend a little time with Petunia. Then he took her on what we jokingly called their "first date" so that he could get to know her. Then, this weekend, he took her for a few days while Our Little Family left town to snorkel and sail.
And today, when I called him to let him know that I was back in town and he could drop Petunia off he said the precious words that I'd been waiting to hear..."I don't think there is a dog out there who fits me better than Petunia." Woohoo! His words sent chills through me and I knew Petunia was home. Over the past two days she seems to have adjusted well to his home out in the jungle and he said she "looks almost noble sitting out there on the porch" with her ears perked up surveying the untouched acres around her.
Although everything and everyone seemed to be against me getting this spirited dog adopted to a loving home (one member of our family may have even called her "the big rat who barks"), a loving home is what she found! Her new person didn't even hang up on me during my lecture about buying the highest quality dog food he can afford! How's that for a match made in heaven?
Bubbles, the other half of this doggy pair, is still hanging out looking for a home and is probably feeling a little lonely. With all of my might, I'm hoping her time will come soon. She, too, deserves a person to call her own.