We pulled up just our contact was arriving as well. She recognized Pumpkin and our Paws To People signs and came up to the car. Together we entered the building. And emerged about half an hour later with one VERY frightened cowering Daisy/Darby.
She flinched and pulled away at my first touch. We positioned the travel kennel so she could see Steve and I. And I opened the crate so I could rest my hand inside on the blanket near her.
"Welcome, sweet girl" we told her. "We are going home where you will be safe and loved and nurtured for all of your days." She sniffed my hand; it was near torture not to respond but I kept it resting where it was. This poor baby is so frightened, the entire experience must have been so awful...to be surrendered by her people two days after Christmas...then being in the shelter for these weeks...she is so uncertain and shy.
"We are home!" Steve called, but the WDA already KNEW that. They were piled up at the door waiting to meet and greet the newest member of our family...
|Every pup was gentle in greeting and did not press...not even Zsofia who desperately wanted her to come out and play.|
|The stroll around the yard with Steve and the WDA as well as all of the excitement of the day DID leave Darby exhausted. When Steve showed her her suite next to Taiko's bed, she happily climbed in and settled down.|