Happy Tails

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March 12, 2019

In the summer of 2018 I was working at THS as an animal care worker and fell in love with an 11 year old cocker spaniel named Happy.

I remember the first time I saw her- she was being walked to her run wearing a pink sweater. She was extremely skinny, shy and very nervous. I spent all of my free time hanging out with her in her kennel, trying to win her heart over and walking her whenever I could. Happy became available for foster because of her medical concerns, I knew I had to take her home.

The first thing Happy did when she got into my apartment was jump on my bed and lay with my cat. She finally felt safe and comfortable and had people who loved and cared for her deeply. She was very shy and docile at first, but within a month or so, her true personality shined through and revealed the sweetest, kindest, most loving, goofy and lazy senior gal. Thankfully, most of her medical stuff had cleared up and she was made available for adoption. The idea of giving back my perfect senior gal broke my heart, and I knew I wanted her to be a permanent part of my life. Myself, my partner and our THS cat Scout were way too attached to give her back.

Happy means the absolute world to me and I cannot imagine my life without her. She and all her little quirks are perfect and I’m so fortunate that I get to be her human. I love her to bits!