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Monday, March 12, 2012

UPDATE ON CAMMIE

We know you all are looking forward to an update on Cammie (GG) and her adoption. It is with great joy that we report to you that Cammie is happy in her new home near Dallas, Texas. Her new sister, Lillie, is happy. Her new mom and day and human kids are happy, too. They have been sending us updates and photos all weekend.


Saturday morning began with Cammie inspecting her appearance to be sure she was ready to meet her new family. She'd had an oatmeal scented bath the night before and her fur coat was glossy and soft.



She hopped into the car happily and we started our trip to Baton Rouge. Cammie is a great traveler and she enjoys looking out the window to see the traffic passing by .


We were meeting the adoptive family at the Petsmart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was a long ride but Cammie cuddled close to me in the back seat all the way over. She snuggled as close as she could get, and chewed on my garnet ring. And for much of the time, she held my hand.


We got to Baton Rouge about thirty minutes before her new mom and dad did, so we walked around Petsmart and gave Cammie time to sniff dog food and dog treats and look at other dogs. New Mom sent me a text message when they were close to the store, and we said our goodbyes before they arrived. I kissed Cammie several times and she licked me reassuringly. She gave Steve a farewell hug.


We all decided to handle things as quickly as possible. They signed the placement contract that says if things don't work out for some reason or if their circumstances should ever change, that Cammie will be returned to us. I handed the leash over to Stef and Wes. Steve took off in one direction. Wes & Stef gave me a beautiful pink potted camellia bush to plant for Cammie. I left FAST as they began walking Cammie in the opposite direction.

Yes, of course I cried. We stopped at Bass Pro Shop for lunch and I think I ordered everything on the menu. Including a beer. We got back in the car and I cried some more. Then Stef sent me a text message to tell me that she was sitting in the back seat with Cammie and that Cammie was snuggled up tight against her, chewing on one of Stef's rings. That made me laugh, which felt good. We had bought some fudge at Bass Pro Shop so I decided it was time to try that. We did, and it was delicious.

Cammie arrived at her new home around 7 pm Saturday night. She met her sister Lillie and the human kids. She and Lillie have shared treats and toys, and have eaten their meals in the same room without any problem. Yesterday morning they ran ran ran through the house together and played bitey-face like fiends. I think it's going to work out beautifully. What do you think?

Cammie claiming Lillie's bed

8 comments:

marifun56 said...

Oh happy day for another rescued Hoolie!
Beer and fudge are excellent antidotes to a sad, but happy heart. Praise for Meme, Steve and all the Hooligans for saving another deserving pup.

gmarch53 said...

What a wonderful and touching beginning for a beautiful Hooligan. Don't cry, Hooligan Mom! You are Awesome!!! *G*

Ms. A said...

I think it's wonderful that you are, and will continue to get updates... even if missing her goes without saying.

To heck with the food and beer, that Bass Pro Shop fudge is to die for! Hope it helped your sad mood.

Macintosh Mitch said...

We think Cammie is going to be one happy girl in her new home with her new family! Bless you, DD's mom!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

Wyatt said...

Congrats to Cammie and her new family. We would cry too...so happy for their new home, but so sad to see them go.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Happy tears. You are the best! A big hug and thanks for all that you do for rescue.

Karen and the 4-legged's down on the Gulf Coast

Lori G said...

Awww...tears here, Happy Tears!
Thank You so much for the update. So tickled! :)

The Thuglets said...

Oh what absolutely fabulous news! We are so happy for Cammie. You did one fantastic job with Cammie. We are sending you lots of aire hugs! You deserved a beer and daleicious fudge.
It will be terrific to hear her updates...do you think she will have a blog?

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