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Great new year’s rescue story…

Sheltie Nation member Bob has a heartwarming rescue story to share with all of us!

“On November 7th one of my little guys, Lobo, passed over rainbow bridge after a six week illness.  It had gotten to the point of where he started to suffer and I just could not do that to him, no matter what my hurt would be.  The vet administered the shot and he went to sleep in my arms…just the way it had to be, ya know?

After getting through the major part of the grief, I started looking through the pages of Petfinder.com

So many little guys looking for homes, but you look for the one that really hits your heart.  Well, one “um-teenth” page number, I find the photo of “Krystal” …white faced back to the front legs, and light sable from there back…she’s one of the prettiest Shelties I’ve ever seen.

Her story was that the lady who owned her had passed away due to heart problems; leaving Krystal to her vet for adoption.  But she was in Tennessee and I’m in Ohio.  I called to see if anyone had applied for Krystal, and was told “no, not as of yet” and they forwarded copies of their adoption forms.  I filled them out right away and returned them, along with photos of my fenced in backyard and photos of my other three Shelties. 

Two days later, I got the word that the vet felt that I was just the right person to take care of Krystal – if I was willing to come to Tennessee.  So, on December 20th, after leaving “My Boys” off at my groomer’s for a one night stay, I was off to Johnson City TN, in my Jeep.  After a one night stay in Johnson City, I was up early the next morning and found the “Good News Veterinary Hospital” where I met Krystal. 

Well the Petfinder photos just didn’t do her justice!  The girls there had taken her to the groomer’s the day before and this little girl just melted my heart.  After standing before me a minute, I got “doggie smooches” up the cheek and across the nose!  Yep, kido, we’re going home.  Well, it was a long ride home and Krystal held on real well until the last twenty minutes of the ride, where she stood up on the seat and stared me down, as if to say “I’ve had about enough of this ride!” and so had I.

Upon getting her home, and getting My Boys home, she has just fit right in like she has always been part of the family.  She is all cuddles and love, just as she looks.  Krystal is 10 years old and I wished that she was a bit younger so I would have more time with her, but I will just be appreciative of whatever time she will be with me, as all my dogs.

Bringing Krystal home to the boys and I, has made this past Christmas one of the most special ones of my life.”

So please folks, don’t be afraid to adopt a Senior Sheltie, they need our love and devotion too!

What a great story Bob…Sheltie Hugs to you for showing how all Shelties should be loved & cherished!  She is a lucky girl!

3 Responses »

  1. Awesome story.
    I bet she’ll live to at least 15-16 years so at least you’ll have 6 wonderful years with our pal.
    Thanks for sharing you nice story!

  2. What a gorgeous Sheltie, and a heartwarming story, Bob.
    When I first saw it, I thought the picture was Photoshopped. It makes her look like someone stuck the front half of an American Eskimo Dog or Samoyed on the back half of a Sheltie, but she’s beautiful nontheless.

  3. I’d say that’s TWO broken hearts healed– as well as a new friend for your other fuzzles. What a lovely thing for you to do. Blessings to all of you!

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