Monday, 21 May 2012

Storm's Happy Ending - Her Forever Home!


By Michelle Sparrow

My Husband Brad and I have always loved dogs, and knew that when we got married we would never be without one…or two.  Also, our two year old daughter Kolby is a natural pack leader and adores dogs.

In January we had to make the heart wrenching decision to euthanize our five year old Dog, Neely. Neely was a female Border Collie Dalmatian cross. She was a character, and was the most affectionate dog I have ever met.  She was there for us through 3 devastating pregnancy losses including the loss of our first daughter Hayley. She never left my side.  She was an incredibly special dog.  Unfortunately the size of her heart is what cut her life short. Our sweet Neely suffered from a congenital heart failure. We had adopted Neely as a puppy so our that other dog, Buster would have a companion. Buster was five at the time and was also adopted. The two of them were inseparable. They were best friends, and when Neely didn't come home, Buster was completely lost. Our hearts were shattered.

We knew we wanted to get another dog but after an unsuccessful trial with a six month old puppy we did not think it was going to happen. Then I saw Storm come up on my Facebook newsfeed, it was a post about Storm's last run on four legs.  I read her story and immediately wanted to meet this girl.  I contacted Kori Gray and she told me all about Storm.  Brad and I made the decision to meet Storm, and see where it went from there.  It has turned out to be one of the best decisions we had ever made!  Storm's heart and soul is what makes her a great dog.  She's full of life and energy - and most importantly love.  She loves Buster and seems to think she is Kolby's Mommy already, after only a few days.

We feel that Hayley and Neely sent Storm to us.  Storm needed a forever family to love and to love her, and we had room in our hearts and our home.
Thank you Manitoba Mutts, for saving this special, amazing girl, and so many others.  And thank you to Kori, Jenn Harder and anyone else who helped show Storm what it's like to be loved and part of a family so she could be ready to go to her furever home.

Brad, Michelle, Kolby, Buster & STORM Sparrow!!

Read about Storm's rescue from Berens River Reserve

Read about two of Storm's babies - Chief and Jagger

Storm and Buster Camping in Grand Beach on May Long Weekend

Storm and Buster - Getting Along Perfectly


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