At the loss of Taylor after just 6 weeks our girl Lucy has been in a real funk. She took Taylor's loss very hard and just moped around. We decided that she really needed a canine companion and that she could pick out that companion. Yesterday we went to the shelter in Monte Vista about a 1 1/2 hour drive. We had seen Klaus (above photo) on their web site. When we arrived we asked them to bring Klaus out for a meet and greet.
Any meet and greet at a shelter is very hard as dozens of dogs are all barking and in this case the neighbor is a vet clinic and the dogs housed there were barking and howling too. Poor Lucy was a nervous wreck and the meeting went okay but all she wanted was to get back in the van. Lucy and Klaus seemed to like each other well enough so we adopted Klaus.
We have never seen Lucy so happy as she is today and yesterday. Klaus is just as happy and these two were made for each other. We had screened Klaus (age 6-7) carefully and he seemed the perfect fit for Lucy and us. We were right and so far couldn't be more happy for Klaus, Lucy and us. We are not sure of his breed but his attributes are right so we don't care about his breed. He is a sweet gentle boy and he and Lucy get along very well.
While I was waiting with Klaus in the van along with Lucy I happened to look over and in the corner pen was a small white Pitbull. Seeing that little dog just sitting in the corner hunched over with its head down was heart breaking. It was a young dog and at our ages it would not be good to adopt a young dog but the dejected posture of that dog breaks my heart. It never moved from that spot or changed it's posture while we were there. There is no way we could take that little dejected dog but my heart really breaks for it.
Any visit to a shelter is emotional and heart breaking. We couldn't save all or part of the dogs there but we could save one and we are happy for that. We can only hope and pray that little white dog finds a home quickly but it appeared so beat down that may not happen. It would be very unfair for us to adopt that little guy and possibly upset the good dynamics of Lucy and Klaus, but that little white dog will make someone a loyal and loving companion for its entire life. It looked like Lucy when Carol adopted her and brought her home and she is perfect in every way. Klaus appears to be the same.