Earlier Joy posted on holiday cheer. Today, I am posting on hope, faith, and determination. It’s the story of “Lucky.”
Just before Christmas, I learned that Lucky needed a home. He is a young American Staffordshire Terrier. His adoptive mother, Gabriela, had tapped out her resources to find him a home. Her “inn” was full. She tried “manger” after “manger” and there was no space. Finally, she decided to take Lucky to CAPS. After all, it is a shelter.
When I heard that Lucky was on his way to CAPS, my heart sank. I knew that CAPS does euthanize. Fortunately, after Gabriela learned this sad news, she quickly put Lucky back into the car. (Whew, that was a close one! )
And, with even more hope, faith, and determination, she set forth to find Lucky a home.
I just knew it could be done. I believed it with all my heart. So, I decided to jump in. In between shopping, working, wrapping, baking, and ho ho ho’ing, I asked for help. (If you want to make something happen, this is a great start!)
A home was found! Then, another – “Meredith’s parents.” (This is all we knew as it came to us through a 3rd party.)
It was so perfect. Yahoo! Lucky immediately fell in love with his new owner and Boxer brother. It seemed so wonderful. Meredith’s parents were informed that Lucky had already been adopted.
Then to our horror, Scrooge appeared and said, “No dogs of that type are allowed here.” This meant Lucky was once again without a home. Oh no! Sweet Lucky once again had to find a home. And, it was Christmas Eve Eve. Ugh.
With even more hope, faith and determination the campaign was launched again. We prayed, believed and took action. An email was sent back out to me and a few others. In the message, we were searching for Meredith’s parents. We sent out a Facebook message . . .
Then, a reply email came in from “Denise” – she was one of the few that were messaged. It said, “Apparently, we are meant to be Lucky’s parents as we are “Meredith’s parents.”
I love this story. THANK YOU to everyone that helps find our fur friends a home. Lucky now has two loving and responsible people caring for him and an American Staffordshire Terrier sibling.
Merry Christmas to Lucky!
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