Saturday, June 2, 2007

A Ride on the Brittany Transport

No knitting content for today, but to make up for it, I would like you to meet Zoey. She is a very sweet girl, and has had a hard time of it recently. Her family took her to the county shelter this week, because their neighbor was complaining that she was barking all the time. Well, she was an inside dog until two months ago, when her family decided to make her an outside dog. Poor Zoey, how was she to understand? I'd be barking all the time too if I was left outside 24-7.

Anyway, I got a call from one of the New Jersey coordinators for American Brittany Rescue (a great organization...really, really fabulous), asking if we could spring Zoey from jail. My sister S and I picked her up at a shelter this morning and drove her to meet her foster Mom. I am so grateful to foster moms and dads out there. I don't know how you do what you do. I fell in love with this little girl in the hour she was in the car with me. She snuggled up to me, laid her head on my shoulder, and I was in love. It is so hard to give these dogs up after a short car ride, let alone after fostering them for weeks or months. It made it a little easier giving Zoey to her foster mom, because I really think she will be Zoey's forever mom. She brought brought her two teenagers with her to meet Zoey, and everyone fell in love instantly. Zoey jumped right into their car without even a backward glance at me. And here I thought we had something special...

I leave you with these:


Ahhh, Zoey. Our time together was fleeting, but I'm glad to have had you in my life for even a little while. (Is that sappy, or what?)

5 comments:

Knitting Mama said...

She's a cutie.

I want to name my first daughter Zoey - :) I like her name!

Criquette said...

If she's as sweet as she is beautiful, that family has gotten a wonderful dog! People who rescue pups from the shelters in the first place, and those who transport them to their new homes (often several hundred miles away) are integral to any rescue operation. The American Brit group is lucky to have you helping!

Mrs. H said...

I am so glad that there are people out there like you and Zoey's foster mom. How a person can have a beautiful dog like that and not care for it properly is beyond me. I hope she finds a forever hom soon and lives a very spoiled life with people who adore her.

Covered In Yarn said...

Beautiful dog.

Nichole said...

She's beautiful! Kudos to you for aiding in her break free, eh... I mean transport! LOL I hear you - I never thought I could foster (in fact, our 3rd child, Tut, was our first attempt... as you can clearly see, we failed!), but we're trying hard. We've had 3 since March... the first one (Dustee) was EXTREMELY difficult... scroll backwards on my blog if you want to read up.