Thanks for your guesses on who Kirsten picked as her forever home. I had fun reading who you thought would be a good fit for Kirsten. You were all right, both Ms PhD
or Old Friend
would have both been a good match for Kirsten.
So, I will start by telling you that I did not pick the Grandparents for Kirsten. The reason was based on "Grandma's"
purely and utterly absurd and ridiculous concern that Kirsten's missing eye would scare her grandchildren. Grandma
was also worried about how she would explain it to them and other people who she was so sure would be frightened by Kirsten's missing eye and even her spotty tongue. Based solely on what I felt and feel is so ludicrous, I could not end the visit fast enough.
|~The face of a frightening dog??!! I don't think so!!!~|
So that left the two people who you thought and I liked very much for Kirsten. But in the end, it came down to who I felt Kirsten really connected with, and that was Ms PhD and her dog Frisky
. Kirsten responded really well to them both, and there were lots of tail wags and an ease and comfort that just seemed so natural when they were together. I also really thought Kirsten needed to have a canine companion. And with Frisky being a bit shy, I thought the quiet reassurance that only a dog like Kirsten could give would help her, and allow Kirsten to blossom in that role.
|~Kirsten and Frisky~|
The reports have all been positive ones, and I feel strongly that all is as it should be. I am grateful to be part of Kirsten's story that helped her find a forever home.
|~Kirsten in her new yard yesterday~ |
Logical thinking and a perfect choice - lucky Kirsten :) I cannot believe Grandma - how absurd! I hate to think how she reacts to physically disabled people :(ReplyDelete
I'm so happy you went that way. I truly hope the trio will be happy ever after!ReplyDelete
That is too bad about the Grandma's worry about how the kids would react to the loss of her eye. We once had a dog who lost both of his eyes to glaucoma, and he was the sweetest boy ever, with his eyes and without his eyes. But we are happy that Kirsten is with Lady PhD and Frisky. Another heartwarming success story for Golden Pines.ReplyDelete
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We knew you would put great thought into where Kirsten would be happiest. It sounds like Lady PhD and her dog were the perfect fit.ReplyDelete
Lady PhD, Frisky and now Kirsten what a great family.ReplyDelete
Happy news for a cold wet weekend.
Sounds like a blessing for all involved, Kim.ReplyDelete
How lovely to see both Kirsten and Frisky together I think they will become fast friends.ReplyDelete
Yup, the dog knew best.ReplyDelete
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Hello, you and Kirsten know best. I hope she will be very happy in her new home. Cute photo of Kirsten and Frisky. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!ReplyDelete
Good move Kim . . .ReplyDelete
You knew Kirsten and knew the best fit!
All is happy in KIRSTEN world . . .
Kirsten is one lucky dog.ReplyDelete
oh! well done wise one! and now hearing the back story of the Grandma I could say a lot but will only say she was never my choice in any way possible! I have seen so many dogsReplyDelete
(on youtube especially) that are literally tortured by small children. whether they're the doted upon grandchildren or people's own children... they poke and jab and grab the sensitive ears or nose and the dog is supposed to endure it cheerfully... and the little child is praised for being so cute and funny. as I read this I thought of Kirsten's poor eye being "explored" and there is nothing funny about that.
little children can be taught to be gentle and SHOULD be!
you chose so well. Kirsten now has a new friend in Frisky and a loving new family! bless you Kim! xo
All is well that ends well..lucky Kirsten in a perfect home.ReplyDelete
So happy for Kirsten. We knew you'd choose the best.ReplyDelete
I think the decision is perfect!ReplyDelete
I love a happy ending!ReplyDelete
(And that's crazy about the first potential adopter!)
I'm so happy for them all, and for you. I do hope your reduced hours will eventually work to give you some relief. I worry about you.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Kirsten and to you for being ultra patient and thoughtful of HER needs. I couldn't be happier for her - AND Frisky. Win Win!ReplyDelete
Now if that isn't a tail wagging happy ending, I don't know what is, Kim! Kirsten and Frisky will bond perfectly...one offsets the other...:)JPReplyDelete
So glad Kirsten has a friend and someone who is not bothered by her eye.ReplyDelete
The comment that Kirsten's missing eye was scary hurt my heart - especially since our black dog is now missing an eye.I love the choice for Kirsten.. may she have much happiness and love in her new family.ReplyDelete
Great news for Kirsten, and the choice is the best. Scary, never, all part of her lovely nature and genuine real beauty. Imperfections are a part and parcel of real life.ReplyDelete
That was my hope. I'm glad she'll have a dog friend to share her life withReplyDelete
That 'burning coal 'of dog ownership. In return for love and trust you have the 'no pain ' side of the agreement.ReplyDelete