After we adios-ed each other Tony and I went to Wolfmueller's Books, because I needed to drop off Gumbo's (Forrest Gump's) medical history folder and his adoption papers, so Duane and Sherry could swing by and pick them up and take Gumbo's paperwork to their veterinarian, before they come out, this Thursday afternoon, to officially adopt this great dog.
Last week, I had talked several times, on the phone, to Duane. The last time we talked was a week ago today. Duane had called me to see if they could come out, on Thursday, to see our dogs, because they wanted to possibly adopt a big, short-haired dog from us.
I told him that it would be fine, but explained to him that I wouldn't be here to meet them, because early Thursday morning I was going on a research trip with my sister Cindy. Then I quickly added, "But my husband Tony can show y'all our dogs and...."
After I finished telling Duane about Gumbo/Gump and Hank, two of our big, sweet, smart, short-haired, super dogs, he told me that he was having minor hand surgery, on Monday and that he wanted to know if they found a dog that they wanted to adopt, on Thursday, could we please hold the dog for them until his hand had healed. And you can guess what my answer was.
So last Thursday afternoon, while Cindy and I were guiding Sparky, to our destination, Sherry and Duane came out and Tony gave them a tour. And they fell in love with Gumbo aka Forrest Gump, the name that I had given him.
Now back to the future—Yesterday, after we dropped off Gumbo's paperwork and had a fun visit with Sandy and Jon, I called Duane back to tell him that we had just dropped off Gumbo's folder.
When we got back home, we had just missed a phone call from Duane. "Hello Nancy. We just dropped off Gumbo's paperwork at our vet's office and we are heading your way. In hopes that we can adopt and pick up Gumbo today, because we can't wait to take him home. I hope it is okay. Please call me back as soon as you get this message."
Ten seconds later, I said, "Hello Duane. We just got back home and yes, we would love for y'all to come on out...." Then I went down the hall and told Tony, "Tony, they are on their way and we need to go outside and get Gump ready..."