Well, it’s two weeks today since we picked up our little Winnie the Wonderdog. She is turning out to be the best little dog ever! We have both fallen madly in love with her, and I know she loves us, too.
The Small Dog Rescue of New England does a great job with placing all kinds of dogs from the south. The only down side to their rescue operation is that you cannot meet the dogs before committing to them, you just have to go on the description of the animal and a photo. Rescue groups do what they can to learn where the dogs are coming from, as well as what type of background, but our little Winnie was found wandering the streets of Lufkin, Texas, so we have no idea! The only thing we do know is that she is quite well-behaved, is house trained, walks on a leash well, and loves to cuddle and play. That’s why we named her Winnie: we feel like we have won the lottery :*)
It was all very exciting, going down to Connecticut and waiting for a big truck/transport with all the dogs. The PetsLLC group that does the transport for SDRNE is based in Tennessee, and does a great job. Our little Winnie got off the transport and was dancing around the parking lot with me, which was better than some of the poor pups that came off – a few looked positively bewildered, which would be my reaction! Winnie must have been exhausted from the trip and all the barking inside the enclosed trailer, because when we got into the car she grabbed onto my arm, put her head on my shoulder, and stayed there for the 5 hour drive home.
And so our new 4-legged creature is here, finally, and we are over the moon with her. 18 pounds of terrier joy!