In the past few weeks we have talked about the possibility of adopting a sister for Gabby. Since she is only 6 1/2, she can potentially live up to 10 more years, and that's a long time for her to go without playing again. About 3 weeks ago, we decided to really start looking for the right one to become a part of our family. We have been going through bichon rescue organizations, and Small Paws Rescue out of Tulsa, Oklahoma was a godsend! The people there are so caring and they do amazing work finding foster homes for bichons and rehabilitating those that need it.
We filled out a very long application and they contacted our vet for a reference. I can't thank Dr. Tammy enough for the glowing recommendation she gave us! Then a processor called and talked with me for quite a while, asking every question imaginable...and some I hadn't even though of.
We were interested in a particular bichon, but someone else had just adopted her. While I was a little disappointed, I'm a firm believer in the idea that if something's meant to be, it'll happen. So by us not getting to adopt that dog, it meant there was one out there waiting for us to find her.
Two nights ago, Chelsea and I were looking through the Small Paws site again and Chelsea pointed to "Molly". Hhhmmm...how have we not noticed her before? I can't explain it, but after reading her bio, I just "knew" this was the dog for us. I emailed the processor and said we were interested. The foster mom called me last night and we talked for over an hour. She had just put Mollys pictures and bio on the site that evening around supper time, which means that was less than an hour before we saw it. Nicole is the foster mom and she is so sweet! By the end of our conversation, we both knew this was meant to be. I actually got choked up and so did she (nice to know there's other softies out there like me LOL). She said she would recommend us and they would notify us of the final decision soon.
About an hour ago, I received an email containing the following message from the processor:
Hi-Sounds to me like MOLLY has a new family!! Congratulations!!
I was so excited, I nearly jumped out of my chair! LOL We are in the process now of making arrangements to have her shipped. She will fly in to Des Moines where we will pick her up. Not sure how quickly that will all take place, but the foster mom said that once the decision has been made, they like to move things along as quickly as possible.
Here are a few pictures of Molly that are/were on the Small Paws Rescue site: