Sunday, June 29, 2014

Our Newest Family Member

His name is Sonny and he is a mix of Treeing Walker Coonhound and a little something else. He is a rescue from a kill shelter in Ottawa. His time was drawing to a close when Melanie Young of Mel's Animal Farm went and got him out of that damn kill shelter. (A heartfelt thank you to Mel for all her good work in saving animals... any animal... and wherever the need is greatest, you will find her.)

She put Sonny's picture on her website ( and asked for either a foster family or, someone to adopt him. He was showing lots of anxiety and depression as he had been in a kennel for a number of months. I responded as soon as I saw that beautiful face of his and read his story on Mel's site.

He came to us thrusday the 19th of June to visit and see how he and Gracie got along. The good news, is they get along great! We adopted him legally on June 27th. It's a match made in heaven!

He's settled in easily and he and Gracie are becoming fast friends. There's a bit of jealousy on Gracie's part but, we are dealing with it. All of us are learning and finding out what works for the best.

We love this sweet and gentle soul.

Here's my musically tribute to him:

Here are a couple of pictures of our new family member, Sonny.

A little tentative at first meeting
Meeting his sister, Gracie
Relaxing and enjoying the day.

1 comment:

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

What a pretty boy he is, Cita, you did good there adopting him. Looks like he and Gracie-Goo will be just fine after the initial settling-in period.

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