Saturday, June 28, 2008

Velvet's Gotcha Day plus 2

Good Morning everypup!
I am going to turn over the blog to Velvet today. Thursday was her "Gotcha Day". We decided not to post on Thursday because we were all so saddened by Baby Love's passing. We all wish her godspeed and much joy as a healthy dog at the Bridge. Soft woo's to Baby Love, Skye

Hi Everypup!
My name is Velvet. I am a girl Alaskan husky about 4 years old. I was born in Alaska and lived there until last year. On January 31, 2007 I was dropped off at the Fairbanks Animal Shelter. I don't know why. The people at the shelter were very nice to me. There is a very nice group of people who call themselves the "Second Chance League" who work with the shelter to help find homes for dogs like me. They took me running and included what they thought of me in my "bio". In March, I was lucky enough to go into foster care with a wonderful lady named Miriam. Foster care is a great place to be until you find your forever home because you don't have to worry about being put to sleep and you are in a loving home instead of at the shelter. Mom read my story on the shelter website and contacted Miriam to learn more about me. Well, I was a perfect fit for everything Mom needed, so she had Miriam adopt me. I was to live with her until travel arrangements could be made. Originally, the plans were to have me travel in October.....however...I was lucky enough to have them find someone travelling East in June!! Mom got an e-mail saying that I would be arriving in Boston on June 26, 2007!! Oh my dogness, she had to quickly get things ready for me and get time off to go get me. She did it and early in the morning on June 26, 2007, I met my forever Mom! I was reallly tired after my 12 hour airplane ride, so I slept all the way back to Connecticut. When we got here Mom took me out to the kennel to meet my new family. One of the dogs was barking at me a lot and it scared me, but Mom told me it would be OK. She put me next to Dave, who came over and quietly greeted me. I knew then that I was safe and had truly found my forever home. Living here has been wonderful! Mom takes us running every weekend in the fall & winter and the kennel is shady in the warm weather. She takes real good care of us and gives us lots of love. Here are some pictures of me. The first one was taken shortly after I arrived here. The second one was taken at Cockaponsett State Forest where we go running. That is me with my buddies shortly after a run. Next one was taken at a school demo this spring. I love meeting all the little bipeds! The last two pictures were taken recently. As you can see, I put on some weight since arriving here and Mom decided I needed to be on a "diet". Hmmmm....I am getting some different food, but it is really good, so I guess that is OK. I can't believe it has been a whole YEAR since I got here! I love living here. I want to thank the humans at the Fairbanks, Alaska shelter, Carol from Second Chance League for running me and to Miriam for being my foster Mom and getting me to my furever home! Also a thank you to the nice couple who escorted me from Alaska to Boston so I could come here so much sooner! Most of all, I want to thank my Mom for taking a chance on me. She made her decision without having the opportunity to meet me in person. I promise you I will never let you down! I love you Mom! Thanks for adopting me!
Love & Licks,


Niamh said...

Hi Velvet,

Congratulations on your Gotcha Day! I'm so glad your mom took you in and you now have a great life running with your pack. Hope you got lots of treats for your special day.

Your friend,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Khongrats on your Gotcha Day and finding a way to Khonnekhtikhut!!!

Isn't finding a furever home THE bestest feeling?


Snowball said...

Happy Gothcha Day, Velvet.

You are indeed a very lucky pup to have found a nice and loving forever home.