What Fred Taught Me…Part 3

18 Jan

Most importantly, Fred taught me to accept and be happy with a happy ending… even if I’m not in it.

Fred Adopted
After realizing Fred was not my next four-legged friend, we quickly had a meet and greet with two interested parties! One of the potential adopters stood out right away. She let the other woman interact with Fred as much as she wanted. D, like me, was interested in the dog, his behavior, how he handles situations, etc. She didn’t need a love at first sight moment. She quietly watched him play with a friend, observed his ability to settle…as to just be Fred! I felt if I couldn’t have Fred, D certainly should. Next step was a meeting with her guy and her female pit bull, Etta, an alum of  Animal Farm Foundation.

Meeting one was not love at first sight (remember Bird didn’t fall in love right away).  Etta was a girl and trying to push Fred’s buttons. I think Bird and Etta couldn’t believe Fred was so calm and easy going! Etta had lived with a male pittie before, so we knew she could do this.

Second meeting was a huge success. Miss Etta realized he was the real deal. Fred showed no menace and within hours she was sharing her home, bones, and a yard with the meathead!

He made himself right at home. Leaving Fred with his new forever family was indeed a very happy moment. Introducing Brody (fka Fred):

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A special, “Thank you!” goes out to Deja Foundation for covering Fred’s medical care for us and to Hounds on the Hudson for caring for him for a week.


4 Responses to “What Fred Taught Me…Part 3”

  1. Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie January 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM #

    And now I am crying at my desk at work….awesome. 😉 Congrats to Fred and to his awesome foster mama! Happy, happy, happy tears!

  2. Tanya @Mazzie Takes Manhattan January 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM #

    Love the name Brody!!!! It really suits him.

  3. barbarajkennedy1014 January 18, 2013 at 1:40 PM #

    Beautiful story of love and generosity.

  4. Melissa January 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM #

    Really appreciate your words. I too am realizing that i will not be able to adopt current foster pit bull from NYC ACC. As much as I love him, the pit bull already living here does not. Unfortunately it took a trip to the emergency vet for both dogs, and my own trip to the urgent care clinic for him to get his message through to me.

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