Several months ago I had to euthanize our Basenji. Since then my 5 year old mentions at least 10 times a week how much she misses Ruby, (we all do).
So.....my dear friend rescued a 4 year old beagle recently and I fell in love with her. Started looking at 11th hour Rescue to see the dogs up for adoption.
Well, after much discussion with hubby, we loaded the girls in the van, didn't tell them where we were going, because we were just going to "look".
Instead, we all fell in love with "SHY". He is and English/Red Tick coonhound, medium sized and a big lovey mush.
Its obvious he did not have a nice life before, but he is phenomenal: say "no" once and he obeys, he just wants to be loved. He is great on leash walks and loves romping in our large fenced yard. Its like he can't believe that he has a home with people to love him.
Just thought some happy news is always good to report! Right now he is so pooped from all of his playing that he's snoozing in his cozy bed. it does my heart good to know we saved him from a "kill shelter".