Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ending 2009 with Ferrara's Happy Ever After

Ferrara and her new furever parents have been on a wonderful journey. We changed Ferrara’s name to Farrah, because her hair color is like Farrah Fawcette.

Six weeks prior to flying Farrah to NJ we began learning about the CP organization. Everyday we would scan through the photos of these precious little Cairns looking for a new home. Everyone has something special and wonderful about them, but we had to find the right one. The search started by looking for Cairns available in a 2 to 3 hour driving distance and then we realized it does not matter how far you have to travel, so we looked all over the country. It took 2 weeks, then my wife called me at work and said I found her. MaryFran saw Farrah’s picture and knew she was the Cairn for us and she was so right.

Farrah’s foster mom took very good care of her and did everything possible to prepare her for a forever home. We were worried about flying her from Michigan to NJ, but the Northwest cargo plane that brought her to NJ did a great job. Farrah was not air sick, just a little scared of meeting new people and seeing new places.

We fell in love with Farrah the minute we saw her. Farrah’s long wheaton hair and sparkling eyes won us over. She was a little shy and it took her a few weeks to make the full adjustment to her new parents and surroundings, but I must say she is very happy and gets all the love and affection any one could want.

We keep Farrah busy all day. MaryFran’s parents watch her until MaryFran gets home at 3:30. No matter where Farrah is when MaryFran comes home, Farrah will run full steam to reach her and give her lots of Cairn kisses.

Farrah spends a lot of time patrolling our backyard. She watches from the sliding glass door in the TV room and waits for something to move. We let her out and watch her chase all the birds and squirrels away. Farrah is not a ball player yet, but she does enjoy her walks and play time jumping from sofa to sofa and following us wherever we go.

We enjoy her and take her on errands in the car. She likes looking all around and does not miss a trick. It’s been hard to get good photos of Farrah because she does not sit still, but I have a few I think you will like. My family could not be happier having Farrah with us. She is a blessing for the whole family and we love her very much.

We did not know about Col Potter before this journey began, but we know and understand a lot about it now. God Bless all the hard working people that are so dedicated to helping these little creatures. From the initial contact, home inspection, matchmaker, and foster mom they all were terrific. We met a lot of nice people and made some new friends.

I want to say a special thank you to Susan, Farrah’s foster mom. Susan took care of every little detail to make sure Farrah would make it home safe for us. Susan has become a friend of ours and we are looking forward to seeing her soon.

Sincerely, Brian and Mary Fran

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