Exclusively Setters

Home for Irish Setter Lovers Around the World

The first day of the rest of her life...

Today was a really good day, and I'd like to share it with you.

I went to pick up an abandoned English Setter bitch that had been rescued Friday by a lady who couldn't keep her. I was supposed to pick her up (I was closer than anyone else in our unnoficial setter rescue mission) and evaluate the situation: physical and mental condition. Then tomorrow a friend should pick her up to go to a temporary family, until a suitable owner was found.

I found a very thin girl, with a damaged eye and a couple of skin injuries. I also found a beautiful girl with a good bone structure and mostly an amazing personality - very friendly with people and animals, got in my car next to my dogs as if they were long time friends!

I took a couple of friends with me, to help out in case she was scared of the car or any other complication. And .... something amazingly good happened. My friend and the little dog looked at each other and feel in love instantly!!!! After 5 minutes it was official: the girl had found a permanent loving home with long time dog owners (and sometimes petsitters to my girls).

She definetely needs to put on a lot of weight (15kgs) and her eye needs lots of care to try and recover it, but other than that she's perfect! And I get to keep a really close eye on her and see her everyday!

It was just amazing to have such a simple and happy ending to this story! I'm hopping I'll get to post some pictures of Pitanga, Romã and Adobe (her new name) very soon!

Views: 321

Comment by Gene on January 30, 2013 at 7:55pm

Awesome story!  Thanks for sharing.  These are the type of posts I envisioned when starting this site. Great that you found her forever home so soon.

Comment by Maggie Smith on January 30, 2013 at 7:59pm
Fantastic - well done to you and your friend - am sure this girl will repay you in dividends with love. Lovely story
Comment by Teresa on January 30, 2013 at 8:00pm

Thanks Gene! It really was amazing that she found a home so soon! So far both rescues I picked up found homes very quickly and both with the most amazing owners. I'm looking forward to see this girl settle into a loving home!

Oh and my girls get a new setter "cousin"! Always a nice adition to their playmates!

Comment by john murphy on January 30, 2013 at 8:42pm

wonderful ending Teresa, well done to all.

Comment by Kimberly Simmons on January 30, 2013 at 10:28pm

Wow what a wonderful ending Teresa, and thank you for your dedication because you were prepared to sacrifice your time to assess and find a foster home for this girl! You were an angel today : )

Comment by Dianne cook on January 31, 2013 at 12:03am
Just lovely Teresa, a real warm fuzzy feeling :)) Adobe will no she has been given a second chance at her forever home. Really lovely. Take care x
Comment by silvia on January 31, 2013 at 2:56am

oh Teresa, this is a perfect and hearth warming happy end :)))))))))) is such a lucky girl to have found you and your friend in her life.. looking forward to see photos of Adobe :)  well done!!!

Comment by Sue Paterson on January 31, 2013 at 3:24am

There you are I always believed in 'Love at first sight'. I wish Adobe a wonderful life in her new home.

Comment by McBIRDY - Jean DUHANT on January 31, 2013 at 3:43am

It's like in a movie : HAPPY END !  Thanks for her !

Comment by James Doran on January 31, 2013 at 5:37am

Nice one,Teresa. Made me feel good. Enjoy the rest of your life, Adobe.


You need to be a member of Exclusively Setters to add comments!

Join Exclusively Setters



© 2022   Created by Gene.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service