01 December 2010

So, where were you five years ago?

Hmmmmmm.....

I remember where I was.

I was with my wonderful FosterMom somewhere in Merry Land.

My first hoomans had decided that two dogs in their house with their schedule was one too many, and, well.......they decided to keep the newer dog, who was a Italian Greyhound.

But I was lucky even then, because they cared enough to call Fox Terrier Rescue and the nice folks there put my picture on PetFinder.com.

My muzzer and Dad were spending his sabbatical year in Lexington, VA. They were 'sposed to be in New Orleans, but hurricane Katrina drove them out. The fine folks at Washington and Lee were kind enough to offer to foster my dad and some of the other scholars from Tulane, so that is where they went.

Lexington is a little (tiny) town, with about 7000 people living there.

Muzzer did not have a dog along, because Nigel, her ESS died in June, and she had agreed with dad that maybe they should wait until they got back to Tempe before they got a dog. Muzzer had made her list of places to eat and things to see in New Orleans, and she figgered she would be busy.

But Lexington....well, she volunteered at the Habitat store, and she walked dogs and dog sat when people would let her, but she was really lonely. So she started looking at doggies in the Rockbridge shelter, but they were mostly coon hounds and walking hounds, which are great dogs, but they prolly weren't inteneded to live in apartments, right?

And the ESS rescue people felt the same way....and Dad said NO to rescuing a Bernese Mountain Dog, something about the puppy being larger than muzzer, which is sizeism if I ever heard of it. (shhhhhh...I'm kind of glad he said no to the last one)

Anyway, muzzer had a wirey terrier when she was just a little girl, and she still loved us. So she started looking at Wire Fox Terriers on Pet Smart, and filled out the information sheets for the WFT rescue guys, and they contacted our vet in Tempe, and our pastor and our neighbors and.......well, they did a good job checking muzzer and dad out. And they finally said...."welllllllll, maybe if we get a really mellow wirey fellow we will give you a call."

And so, muzzer waited and waited and she saw my picture on PetFinder and she called and said "that one, I want that one!"

But they said, "no, there is another lonely lady ahead of you."

So muzzer went off to Phoenix to see her oncologist and off to St. Loulis to see Aunt Marie and Uncle Ray.

to be continued.......

OKAY! A comment on this post will count.

Remember...a comment here OR a comment on Facebook OR a note to my gmail address gets a green papaer in the pot.

kisses
gussie


oh, and if you have already left a comment DATED TODAY it will count too.....hey E.Rabbittttttt.....Sissies can play.

gus

14 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Probably out running somewhere -

After all, that's how I bekhame available to my mom four plus years ago!

SO, where were woo ;-) ?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Maybe I was in Merry Land too ;-)

I khan't imagine Muzzer with a Burned Yeast Mountain Dog!

I'm glad woo found them
Or they found woo

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Remington said...

That is such a good story. Where was I 5 years ago....not born yet....

Pearl said...

Hi Gussie! I am going to get momma to comment as much as possible. This is such a nice thing you're doing!

I can't wait to hear the rest of this story! 5 years ago, I was in my momma's BELLY! I will be 5 years old next month. :)

xoxo
Pearl

wirefox said...

Hi Gussie,

We're waiting for the next exciting part - it sounds like a really good story!

Your Pal,
Smitty

Jake of Florida said...

I Jakey was here, a happy four-year old only child when all of a sudden Mr. "I was abandoned during Hurricane Katrina here in Florida, put in a kill-shelter, then found by a wire fox terrier rescue lady who fixed me up and called my soon to be new family and asked them if they wanted to adopt me," aka Just Harry landed on our doorstep.

Wirey love,

Jake

mayziegal said...

Ohmidog! This story is so exciting! I can't WAIT to find out how it turns out!

And 5 years ago today - hmmmm...I don't think I was born yet. But 5 years ago today Brudder Ranger was here and he was prolly napping or something.

I can hardly wait for the rest of the story when it's continued!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Gus, we can't wait for the next post. Great story.

TD and Ciara didn't even exist five years ago, and Phantom was a young lad of seven with great health and his pal Dakota by his side.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

OMD...Gussie...you just left us hanging...like we have our popcorn and we're all sitting here with our mouths open at the story and well...

YOU STOPPED TELLING IT...

And now we have to W A A IIIIT????

Terriers don't wait well.

But you know that.

OK...we're waiting...

Kisses,

Lacie

We can just see your pic on Petfinder...does your mom still have the pic? I mean, you just put a personality and face to all those doggies on Petfinder...

I need to go get my kleenex...

Love you, Gussie!

Lacy said...

w00fs, me was a apple in me daddy's eye 5 years ago..i sure happy muzzer and dad finded u...

b safe,
rocky

Maggie and Mitch said...

I was right here with mom and dad - same as I am today and Mitch wasn't even born yet.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

William Tell said...

What a great story! There seems to be a lot of foster wire fox terriers coming from the Merry Land area. There must be some awful nice folks living there to care for them. Glad you found your furever home with Muzzer and Dad.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Hey Gussie,
Five years ago I Butchy was already in my new home for 1 1/2 years. I was on petfinder too. Katie & our catsies weren't even born yet, hehehehe.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Hootie & missing Scuby

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We're bacccccckkkkkkk! And by the way...none of us were here...Scruffy was almost in his mom's tummy, scary thought that is, but not quite...

Love love love your song!!!

Kisses,

US