Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thank you LOLIN - Gibby is home

Well it has been a couple of weeks that Gibby has been in her forever home and she seems to be adjusting just well. Every where I go she is right by my side.

She loves her new Air Kong which is the only thing she will play with when we are in the back yard. She also loves all the new toys the pets of my office sent her to welcome her home. And every morning she wakes me with her nose touching my face and a quick kiss to let me know she is ready to get up and go outside.

I just want to thank LOLIN for helping me find Gibby. I could not have asked for a better match than what I found with Gibby. I lost my last lab to a long time illness and age and Gibby was the perfect friend to help me heal from the loss of my dear Jasmine and to fill my heart again.

Again, Thank you LOLIN!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tucker's Home

I've been a long time volunteer for Love of Labs, starting with the adoption of our first LOLIN lab Sophie almost five years ago (her story is actually posted in this blog in December of 2010). We lost Sophie earlier this year in a shocking and heartbreaking emergency surgery. We knew that the best way to honor the memory of a beloved rescued dog is to rescue another dog in need. This is how we came to be Tucker's family. Tucker (fka Howdy) came to LOLIN from a high kill shelter in KY. He was heartworm positive too, just to add to his troubles. His time ran out at the shelter so LOLIN and our fabulous intake coordinator Kathy actually split his boarding costs for over two weeks at a kennel before he could be moved into an open foster home. His foster home knew of our loss and thought he would be a good fit for our family and asked if we would like to come meet him. The rest is history! He has gone a long way to helping us heal from losing Sophie. He's an amazing dog all on his own and we love him very much. Tucker is just one more in a long line of examples of the amazing dogs that would not be here to provide families like ours with joy and love if rescue organizations, foster homes, and adopters didn't work together to give them this second chance.

The Gentry Family