Do you know that poor Ladybug has been living in a kennel run since October? My rescue friend brought her to me with her three tiny puppies after discovering that she had her pups in a hole she dug herself. Ladybug and the Baby Bugs settled in, and when the baby bugs were weaned they were eventually adopted in events up north. Ladybug tested positive for heartworms, so she would not be easily accepted into a northern facility. We found a home for her in this area, but it didn't end up working out. My rescue friend is going to sponsor her heartworm treatment, and then we hope she will be accepted somewhere so that she can have her chance at an adoption. My friend will pick her up this afternoon. Once again - a bittersweet goodbye. It will be hard to let go of the little doe-eyed momma dog who has been with me for five months. But at the same time, I feel nearly desperate for her to have a home of her own. She deserves that. It's time.
The second goodbye comes tomorrow. The transport arrangements are made. We will meet Andrea and her husband up the line in Illinois, and turn Leo The Chinese Lion over to his new mom. Andrea and I have been emailing ever since she made the concrete decision to adopt Leo. Originally, it looked like transport day would be April 16. A stroke of luck provided some time off work for Andrea's husband, and very quickly we made our plans for this Saturday. Andrea and her husband are driving eight hours today and staying in a hotel in our rendezvous town. The girls and I will leave in the morning and head north. We will meet up with Andrea, turn Leo over, and start back home. Andrea, husband, and Leo will start the eight-hour trip to their home. Andrea has become increasingly more excited as the weekend has gotten closer. In her words -
So long to Ladybug. May you finally end up in a home of your own, with a lap and a couch and a loving human for the rest of your life.
Our gorgeous weather has taken a nosedive over the last couple of days. It's snowing here this morning. That has definitely put a slow-down on the building of the cathouse. We're hoping for a break in the weather tomorrow (Saturday). While the girls and I are delivering Leo to his new family, my husband and dad would like to be working. Does it get any better than this - a cat is going to its forever home, while a refuge for cats is being raised?
Despite the snow, here's your daffodil picture for the day. The picture doesn't do them justice - they are a beautiful pale peach color.