She was found many months ago in Northern California, young and pregnant. And homeless. She wandered onto a dairy farm, looking for help, looking for safety. They did not want her, but to their credit they took her to a rescue shelter instead of the pound or worse.
Drowning in unwanted souls, the lady who headed up the rescue was desperate to help. She made some phone calls. One of those calls was to a rescue organization two states away in a small town – our small town. By this time Haley, a two year old black lab mix, had given birth to four little pups. She was loaded onto a transport truck along with her babies and who knows how many other scared and tired dogs and they traveled and traveled and traveled.
A week ago Friday, Husband was getting ready to knock off at work. He needed to run across town to Costco to pick up a few things (who am I kidding, we never go to Costco to pick up a few things). Before he left for the day he decided to see if there happened to be a dog rescue in our town. Since the death of our last sweet, elderly dog Dexter in February, we have talked off and on about getting another dog. We have not actively seeked out, only talked about.
Well, Husband discovered that, yes indeed, we do have a dog rescue in our town. He looked at pictures of the dogs they current were trying to place in their forever homes and there was Haley. Her brown soulful eyes, eyes with a sadness and a timelessness about them, looked out from the computer at him.
And wouldn’t you know it, at that moment Haley was at Petco with a couple other dogs for an adoption outreach. Husband had to pass Petco in order to get to Costco and so…
Long story short, for my coffee cup is empty and the children are beginning to stir – yesterday a couple of ladies from the rescue organization came to our house to do the home inspection and fill out paperwork.
Today Haley comes home. Today Haley has found her forever home.
One last thing – I have to give a shout out to the writer behind the blog Motherhood is an Art and her post on how much her daughter wants a dog, which I commented on just one day before Husband found Haley. She asked for a show of hands on whether or not they should get a dog. I blame you for putting this idea out in the universe. Thank you.