Red and yellow thrilled a fellow. Gray in back joined the pack.
I found Harry at the animal shelter while I was volunteering. He was a total clown, just as sweet as can be. Although for some reason he was listed as a female. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Definitely a guy. A week earlier a gorgeous Pittie named Blue lost his battle to live at the overcrowded shelter. A gentler soul you would never find. And he was confiscated due to cruelty. He never got a shot at the life he so richly deserved – just like so many in Houston, through no fault of their own. I was determined not to lose another one.
When Harry ran, he jumped like a kangaroo. When he wound up on “the list” I drove down and picked him up. In honor and memory of Blue. I took him to Sonoma’s Haven where he was promptly renamed Roo.
Then there was Buddy. A gorgeous yellow Lab mix. He was as sweet as can be. Everybody loved him but nobody adopted him. He also found himself on “the list” due to overcrowding. Once again, we took him to Sonoma’s Haven where they graciously took him.
And then came along Heinz, a gorgeous red Boxer mix. He was impeccable. Great character. Super sweet. But no one adopted him. I got the call – he had developed an upper respiratory infection. That happens all of the time at the shelter. It’s like a cold for us and with so many dogs being housed together, they’re going to spread germs. Unfortunately, that was it for him. Two strikes and he was out. He wound up on “the list”. We picked him up and transferred him to Sonoma’s Haven where his name was changed to Red.
Now, Sonoma’s Haven is a boarding facility in Sealy, Texas. But it’s also a rescue organization. Keep in mind that none of these dogs had ever met one another. They were all inmates at the shelter. Red finally got better after antibiotics and then a funny thing happened. Red met Roo, and they hit it off like no one’s business. They were inseparable. They loved their playtime. But wait! Then Buddy entered the pack. And it was like they were long lost brothers. They played. They had fun. They loved each other. They entertained themselves. It twas dream come true – for them and us.
This lasted for weeks until Roo was transported to Colorado. The people on his transport said he was spectacular on the trip. I knew he would be. He was adopted right away in Colorado. I knew he would be. How could he not? Have a great life big boy! I know you will. Blue would have wanted that for you.
Buddy transported to Colorado the next week. The word is he was a superstar. I knew he would be. And yes, he was also adopted right away. I knew he would be. Have a great life big boy!
Don’t worry, Red wasn’t bored. Sure he missed his brothers, Roo and Buddy, but we got him a new playmate named Chaz – also saved from “the list”. They hit it off right away. Red is transporting this week to Colorado. I know he will be adopted right away. How could he not? He’s a rock star.
All of this was made possible by many people pulling together – those at the shelter, volunteers, and of course Rescued Pets Movement.
It’s a wonderful thing how our unwanted dogs become cherished pets in another state. And they are cherished, just as they should be and deserve. The really amazing thing is how these three superstars who had nothing in common and who had never met one another become brothers. The character of the canine never ceases to amaze me. From inmates to soulmates – that’s how I see it. I wish people were like that. How wonderful would that be?