Last Tuesday I received a call from Nell, U.S. Representative Lamar Smith's daughter. She had rescued a dog roaming the streets of San Antone and she did not want to take it to the pound, because she was scared that the dog would be euthanized because it was a Pitbull. I told her we would take it.
Christmas Eve morning Nell called to tell me that she had gotten the dog spayed and given all of her shots, and she asked if we could take the dog later in the day. I told her we could.
After we got off of the phone, I went over to the Lodge to see Kinky. "Well Kink, guess who is coming out to the ranch late this afternoon?"
"Lamar Smith! His daughter Nell rescued this dog and..." Kinky was delighted that we were taking in a Pitbull, and that he was going to get to see his good friend Lamar.
Lamar and Kinky showed up at the rescue ranch around four-thirty, with precious cargo in the back seat. After handshakes and hugs and admiring the dog I said, "Kinky I've just named her. Her new name is Nellybelle. She sure is one beautiful dog!" Tony, Lamar and Kinky liked Nellybelle's new name and I think that she did, too.
Fast Forward to today.
This morning as I was walking the walk with Leslie inside, Lisa, John, Matt and Melody were outside walking the walk with our dogs! Thank y'all! The dogs loved it! I swear, y'all must be angels.
This afternoon around four-thirty Lisa's friend and dog walking volunteer, Kevin, came out to adopt the dog that he had bonded with—Chase Manhattan! When Tony put a leash on Chase, as Kevin filled out the adoption papers, Chase was even more excited about being adopted than Tony or me! He finally had found his forever home in Houston! I took these pictures of Chase. The first one is of him waiting on Kevin, his best friend, to finish the paperwork. The second picture is of Chase sitting in the backseat ready to leave the rescue ranch. I've titled it "Car Chase!"