To start, like so many all over the world, I join in offering my prayers for all those wounded, and my deepest condolences to all those families who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks in Paris. It’s truly heartbreaking.
While we will remember what the day brought for France, it also brought us a new arrival. From Maryland's northern most shore, comes Sherlock.
Found as a stray standing in the middle of a country road one night, he was taken to the county shelter where he was given a new name, that he totally doesn't know, and when his "hard time" was up, he was given to Lab Rescue. When we got home last evening, it was easy to see that Sherlock was really happy to be out of the kennel (all dogs coming into Lab Rescue via a shelter are kenneled and boarded first for evaluation). I do not think he stopped wagging his tail or barking the entire evening. Because he was so excited and happy, I decided against doing one on one meetings, to just let him relax and get used to his new surroundings.
Sherlock is estimated to be about 10 years old. As you can see in the photo below from the shelter, he is very thin, probably from being a stray.
Sherlock, or whatever his name is, is not responding whatsoever to anything I'm saying to him. Meetings will be done slowly and one at a time this afternoon. Judging by the smile on his face that hasn't disappeared since I met him, I've a feeling it will go just fine. Wish us luck, as we welcome this new and enthusiastic boy to Golden Pines.