It's now been almost 3 weeks since we brought Ahnung (which means "star" in Ojibway -- thank you for letting me name this sweet girl) back to the cities. There was something about this gentle soul that captured my heart when I first met her back in mid-October on my first trip up to Red Lake. I knew I had to return for her. You were so right about her sweet, gentle disposition.
As she goes through her heartworm treatment she is staying at one of our partner clinics and they have fallen in love with her too. She's had her first heartworm shot and will have her second shot in mid to late December -- hopefully by January she will have a clean bill of health and will be up for adoption.
In the meantime, I have been so lucky to spend time with her. I've been visiting her everyday and we go on outings to a local coffee shop where I can bring her in and get my work done -- they even know her by name now and they know her story! It has been a great way for me to spread the word about both Red Lake Rosie's and Pet Haven!!
Whenever I pick her up at the clinic, it always takes a while for her to come out because the staff has to give her lots of hugs and kisses on her way out... and it just warms my heart to see her tail wagging so hard. When she first arrived she was leary of getting in and out of my vehicle. I had to lift her up into my Honda Element for the first two weeks... then less than a week ago we had a breakthrough and she just hops right into my car now and is excited about going on a car ride. I guess she's learned it's pretty fun to go on these outings!
I am so grateful to have the opportunity to spend time with her and to witness her personality start to come through ... I continue to be amazed at the resilient nature of dogs who have been through so much.
Thank you for rescuing Ahnung (and her pups) and for entrusting her into the care of Pet Haven. I can assure you she is being loved and pampered... the doctor has given me the okay to bring Ahnung up to Red Lake next week when I come up to visit and help out. We are both looking forward to our visit :)