Meet Violet! She’s from San Antonio. Two years old and still has puppy energy. Good manners, though. Her caregivers had a divorce and had to give her up. The wife writes to our local rescue group frequently to check on her. She has only been here a week or so.
She’s been with us for four hours. She checked out the yard and house. She’s played fetch. She’s had a bite to eat. I purchased the biggest kennel I’ve ever seen (it is ridiculous, I can crawl in it, and she expresses zero interest in entering it). And now, the napping.
I have never seen a dog adapt so quickly. Frida didn’t eat a bite for a week, wouldn’t go in the kitchen, wouldn’t go upstairs, and exhibited various other anxiety related quirks. Violet was shaking a bit when she first met us, but she seems to be over it.
I’m excited for the walking, but may wait a day to head out. Get to know her a bit better. She met the neighbors and was sweet to them. A good start. She needs to gain a few pounds but is otherwise in great shape.
Biggest thanks to Eileen from the German Shepherd Rescue of NY! Very thorough vetting and very open and honest matching process. Sweet too! A good match has been made and our hearts are starting to heal. I wish Frida could have met Violet. They would have gotten along well. As it is, Frida will have to keep an eye on the three of us. Keep us safe.
I could write more (my heart is about to explode) but I’ll spare you the words. Thanks for reading this much. It feels so good to share good news!