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May 1, 2010

A New Friend



We returned Rufus yesterday. I later got a very heartfelt thank you message from his real owner. His name is Pepper but he'll always be Rufus to me. She had lost him north of Seattle and for some reason whoever picked him up dropped him with animal control in West Seattle. So she was searching for him in King County and north. She was very grateful that he was well cared for while they were apart. The person I dealt with at the shelter told me she had only heard of this happening one other time so don't be afraid to adopt. She also told us that there was a yellow lab/golden retriever mix that was being surrendered today. The owner had adopted him with unrealistic expectations and he turned out to be pretty high energy. We went down and met him and introduced him to Belly. They hit it off right away. We haven't named him yet because our younger son is away at a sleepover. He doesn't even know we got a dog! He was pretty broken up about Rufus so hopefully he'll be pleased to meet the new addition. This guy is definitely high energy. He has been running around the yard playing with Belly for hours, chasing balls, rolling in dirt. Just go, go, go! They are so cute together.



8 comments:

GinkgoKnits said...

Though it's very sad on having to return Rufus, congrats on finding another good match so quickly. They look like the best of friends already.

Anonymous said...

and just think - rufus went back to a loving home, and now you had the chance to save another pup! 3 happy dogs!!

Suzanne said...

What a wild story! Happy and sad all over the place. My son liked that your son will have a doggy surprise waiting for him after his sleepover.

Jo said...

I'm happy that this story has a happier ending after all - and those pictures of the two of them together are priceless!

Liz Tee said...

They do seem to hit it off! A tough week, but a happy ending. :)

Meg said...

Pepper is lucky to have spent some time with you instead of hanging out in jail the whole time. Hooray for happy endings!

Sara said...

cute cute cute!!!

domesticshorthair said...

Turned Rufus to West Seattle? How odd, and a bit concerning that the animal shelter system isn't better connected to share information about owners searching for lost animals.