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Monday, December 27, 2010

Ciao arrives in Texas!



4 WEEKS AGO TODAY OUR LIVES CHANGED!!

In Oct we lost a very dear friend.....our sweet Matty.
She was our 3rd Cairn Terrier to own in the past 30+ yrs.
She had just turned 10 & we were very surprised & sad
when she went very quickly with cancer.

Immediately our grown girls & their husband's began
looking for us a dog.Our older daughter has 2 Cairns & our
youngest daughter has 1 cairn. WE WERE in NOOOO hurry!
As they looked they found several precious Cairns...
and our path's kept crossing dogs at Col. Potter.
So after the application was done the process moved quickly!!

We were introduced to several adorable Cairns through
emails between our Matchmaker & The Foster parents,
but when all was said & done we fell in love with a
beautiful 2 yr black Brindle named CIAO living in PA.
in a wonderful Foster home.
She had 2 foster siblings & had only been there for a couple
of weeks. She was rescued in MO in mid October along
with 5-6 other Cairns & arrived to her Foster on Halloween!


After 2 very intense days of consisting of a home visit and
many emails we were chosen to be Ciao's new Furrever Family
all the way in TEXAS !!
We were very excited & looked so forward to her arrival.
We decided to change her name to DARBY!

The weather between Tx & PA that time of year was very unpredictable
so arrangements were made to fly her to us!
The only flight they were able to get her on as direct as possible,
arrived on the Sunday after Thanksgiving weekend.


She arrived Safe & Sound!!

A Bit scared but very happy to see meet us &
see her new home!


We were told she loved her Crate in Foster care so we made
sure she had 2 comfy crates with soft & cute blankies!!!
She has become very acquainted with her newhome, family & back yard.

She has even become a COWBOYS FAN, much to the dismay
of her Foster Daddy who is a HUGE Eagles Fan!!


Daddy took her for her 1st harness walk a couple of weeks
ago & she did so GOOD!!  She is very curious !!
She does the cutest little dance up on her back legs
flapping her front paws!
We figured out she wants to be picked up & LOVED on!!
We love that!!  She is a real cuddlier & lap buddy!

She loves her ears & tummy rubbed!  WHAT A SWEETIE!!
Darby is still a bit shy around other people,
but she is learning our friends, kids & grandkids.
She has met our youngest daughters Cairn & they played
together really well.

Xmas was A Blast & Darby was quite the Santa Dog!!

Darby loves her new mommy & daddy.
She as come A very long way in 4 weeks!
It's hard to  believe she is ours!
She loves to eat & is very polite when she eats.
We have received a lot of good advise from our Post Adoption Coordinator
and we continue to communicate with her foster parents.
She has found "safe places" to go when she doesn't want to be social
with strangers.  She found her bark her 3rd day here! 
WE LOVE HER SOOO MUCH!!  What a GREAT DOG!

We Thank everyone at Col. Potter for all the hard work they do
& the great job they did holding our hand through this whole process!!
WE ARE VERY LUCKY & WE THINK GOD
HAS HAND A BIG HAND IN MATCHING US WITH DARBY!!

MORE DARBY NEWS LATER!!!

STEVE & VICKI


TEXAS

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful post!!! We are so happy for you!
    JoAnn and Frank

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