Thanks to you all, the journey of Sweetie the deaf heeler continues — with each step taking her nearer to a happy forever home.
I picked Sweetie up at the Portland airport two weeks ago and fostered her until Linda, a real cattle dog expert, could take her on. Today my wonderful vet and I (who were going to be traveling together anyhow) met up with Linda and transferred Sweetie into her care.
Here you see this “vicious animal who can’t be trusted around dogs or strangers” greeting her new housemate Sam.
I’m no expert, but in my time with Sweetie I saw what Mary Lou (her very determined South Carolina rescuer) saw: a darling lap dog whose main “problems” are that she is timid, defensive, untrained, deaf, and a classic heeler (e.g. “When in doubt, nip”). But also a complete cuddlebug and smart as a whip! Boy, did that dog learn fast.
Pat yourselves on the back for all you did for this great girl.