An email from Letty's new dad to ask if we could complete the "adoption process". Letty went to her new home on approval, as it's very important to me that a dog should be just the right fit for its new home. Placing pups and rescue dogs is not quite the same as placing a well-loved young adult. Letty was already 11 months old and had a very distinct personality - and lots of it. I needed to be sure that the home she went to could appreciate how special she was.
Skip writes -
I think we have passed the last "cat" problem. Fritz, the Rag-Doll, has finally been comfortable enough to come out of hiding and rejoin the family. Fritz and Letty have finally had enough face to face encounters to realize they can co-exist in the same space. They have actually had numerous times when they have passed within a couple of feet of each other without any "big deal." Life is good....
We continue to make at least one trip a day to the Airport park to allow for a long run Most days she also gets a long walk on leash along Lake Hiawatha or Minnehaha Creek and a second run at the dog park. Yes, she loves to splash in water. She is one sweet dog !
With your permission , we would like to make her a permanent member of this family. We took a vote and it was unanimous, (with one "Fritz" abstention.)
I read that with a smile. Although I have placed a lot of dogs in my 40+ years in Dalmatians. Letty was one of my very favorites, but I am not in a position where I can keep an "extra" dog, one that I don't plan to show. I've got the "old timers", but by the time their show and breeding careers were over they were already middle-aged and part of our family. Although Letty was definitely a beloved member of our family, she had her whole life ahead of her, and so much to offer as a companion. I wanted her to be someone's "special dog". There is no way I could give her all the time and attention that she will get in her new home. A Special Dog and a Special Family! A perfect match.