Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17, 2013 – Lovey is a 7 month old female who is headed from boarding on intake, to her foster home with Paige Tate in McLean TX. Cynthia is taking the first leg from Magnolia to Denton, and overnighting Lovey. Lovey will then continue on the next day with Lisa and Paige.
Cynthia is a first time driver for ABMR. We urge all drivers to pass along their observations so that the receiving home has a chance to prepare. Cynthia wrote a wonderful report and I thought all potential drivers might benefit from what she experienced …
“She’s a cutie that’s for sure! My mom came along to be navigator (and hand me cookies ) and we got an early start because that’s just what we do and you never know what’s on the road ahead. We took the I-35E route through Dallas and down I-45 because I-35W through Fort Worth is torn up with construction plus a big urban redesign project was celebrating completion. We sailed south and were going to be way early when WHAM we ran into traffic headed to the Texas Renaissance Fair. So we ended up arriving only slightly early and Tammy was there to meet us.
Lovey was in the exercise yard playing with a young yellow Lab after having taken a swim in the water bowl. Tammy hadn’t had a chance to bathe her as the airline called and she ran those pups over for an early flight. So Lovey is a little on the stinky side but who cares when she is so cute. Wild, but cute! She kenneled up with minimal resistance and off we went. She settled down very quickly. No pacing or panting, no whining, just an absolute dream. We drove straight through without an exercise break for her as I was scared to try to leash her since she is a wiggle worm, and a strong one at that. She arrived at Tammy’s with a collar that looks like a hospital bracelet (no loop to hook a leash) so it was a good thing I had a spare collar with me. I’ll carry one from now on.
Once we got home and pulled the car around back (within the fenced yard) we opened the hatch to get her out and that’s when she started pawing frantically at the crate door. I’m sure I would do the same after 4 1/2 hours so I can’t blame her. Definitely a two-person job to keep her still and hook the leash. I will drive to tomorrow morning’s rendezvous with Lisa with the leash already hooked on.
Lovey has since calmed down and is resting quietly in her crate in the garage. Our weather is nice and mild so she will be comfortable. My impressions of her are positive. She allowed me to sit next to her on the ground while she ate and even reach out to touch her bowl. She stands on her hind legs to get a better view of the kitchen counter and garage workbench so she will be a future counter surfer unless discouraged. She’s affectionate and gives kisses but is easily distracted. I think she’s just so overwhelmed by all the new sights and smells that she can’t help herself. I’m sleeping on the sofa tonight to keep an ear on the garage. Tammy advised me to withhold food in the morning but she ate well tonight. I have the extra food and paperwork to pass on to Lisa. I’ll send photos separately. What a day! I had a blast. Call on me anytime. Cindy”
Lovey’s awesome rescue team included ABMR coordinators Paula Sherrouse and Lee Ann Doyle, Tammy McDowell at Tri-County K-9 who boarded Lovey while we searched for a foster home, and drivers Cynthia Vranesa, Lisa Leffingwell and Paige Tate who is also fostering Lovey. Everyone had positive things to say about this happy wild little girl – we wish her many adventures. Thank you, everyone, for your efforts!!
UPDATE: Lovey was recently adopted!!! Have a wonderful life babygirl!
ABMR Transport Coordinator