I met my friend Rachel at Patriots For Pets today at noon when she was scheduled to meet Houla, now named Nittie!
As we were standing in the parking lot, families started walking up to the front door. I started asking them if they were there to get a dog. The first one said they’d traveled 2 hours to pick up Chip! CHIP? One of Nala’s puppies. The next family was there to get Dot, then Rocky and right on down the line!
I was unsure about being there when the puppies were handed over to their adoptive families but I couldn’t have been more wrong! I was so thrilled to “meet” them and tell them who I was and what their puppy had meant to me for 5 weeks.
Our friends, Amy and Anita from the Kansas City area, have been in North Iowa this week and Connie and I were meeting them for lunch so I left the shelter happy but so worried about Nala. I prayed that God would send a kind family to adopt her.
After we had lunch we met at Connie’s house for coffee and dessert. It was getting on to chore time and I got a text message from the foster coordinator who told me to check Messenger. Here is that message:
She is going home.
The video (which I can’t get added here) shows Nala playing with a small tan dog on another leash and she’s so happy! The people adopting her are from the Ames, IA area and they had on Iowa State masks so they just have to be good people, right? Oh, I wish I knew how to save that video to this post!!!
Do you have any idea how happy this makes me? I was determined to see this through and I did! An old woman like me undertaking this huge venture that I had no idea was going to last 5 weeks or be sooooo hard on my heart.
I have more pictures to post but I’ll save them till tomorrow – I just couldn’t wait to tell you about my magnificent day!