I took Jasmine to meet two families this weekend. The first, was the lady in her 60's named Marilyn. As expected, she was very kind, caring and compassionate. She had a lovely home and a perfect setting for any dog. Jasmine made herself right at home, and was relaxed and seemed to like Marilyn. I left there thinking that Jasmine would be very lucky to have this as her forever home.
But later I received another call asking about Jasmine, and was a little bit surprised. Typically there are not many calls for the senior dogs. But it was a couple with an 8 year old daughter, and a 14 year old Golden named Sugar. We decided to meet yesterday afternoon in Gettysburg, (a 3 day battle took place here during the civil war in July, 1863) The meeting went really well. Jasmine responded the family and was so attentive, going to them for attention and ear rubs. She really seemed to connect with them. We had a very nice visit, and when it was time to go, I told them I would let them know by the end of the week if Jasmine would be going to their home, or Marilyn's--I honestly didn't know. As we walked to my van, Jasmine seemed a bit confused about why they were going in one direction and we were going in another. I think she had made her choice of who she liked and wants as her forever home. I called them this evening and they were so happy! Jasmine will probably be leaving us by the end of the week. It's bittersweet because I feel kind of sad for Marilyn who has no one, and I hope she will understand that it's what's best for Jasmine.
Finally, many thanks to all of you who entered the drawing for the book 'Pure Gold!' I wish I could give each of you a book, but unfortunately I can't. We held the drawing in our kitchen, letting Todd pick the name after we tipped the hat filled with the names.
'Life Blessings' as the winner! Congratulations Noreen, and thank-you all for your interest in the book and entering the drawing!