Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Pappy's Origin Story

Fritz's Adoption Photo, February 2006After working on yesterday's posting about fostering dogs, I looked back through my mail folder and found these. They are the emails we exchanged with our volunteer rescue group, WeCare4Paws, about "Fritz"-- who went on to become our Pappy. This is probably pretty boring for anybody else, but I still get a little thrill thinking back on this exchange.



    From: Me
    Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 3:10 PM
    To: V
    Subject: Adoption of Fritz

    We are interested in the terrier named Fritz in Petfinder. We would love to know how to get more information about him and whether it is possible to visit.

    How should we proceed?

    Thanks,

    Me

    From: V
    Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 11:23 AM
    To: Me
    Subject: FW: Adoption of Fritz

    Hi Me,

    Thanks for expressing an interest in adopting one of our rescue dogs. My name is V, President, We CARE-4-Paws. We are partnered with Last Chance Animal Rescue (LCAR) who rescues most of our furry friends and is responsible for their health and welfare, to include ensuring our cats are safely delivery to PETsMART Charities Adoption Centers from Maryland to Northern Virginia as well as our dogs that are cared for in one of our awesome foster homes.

    We encourage you to visit our websites www.lastchanceanimalrescue.org and www.wecare4paws.org which provides information about our two awesome groups who have partnered to form a powerhouse to help our furry friends. Together we are making a real difference!

    As for Fritz, he is a long legged Benji. He is sweet as can be, energetic, not a mean bone in his body. He is about a year old, crate trained.

    Fritz is in one of our foster homes, but an appointment can be scheduled for viewing and adoption at:

    PETsMART Charities Adoption Center
    24 Mountain Rd
    Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061

    Please let us know if you have any other question or would like to schedule an appointment.

    Thanks for considering to adopt a rescued dog.

    V

    From: Me
    Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 1:26 PM
    To: V
    Subject: Re: FW: Adoption of Fritz

    If there is any possibility of meeting Fritz this weekend, we'd be delighted to make the trip. Is the foster family available for something on that short notice?

    Thanks,

    Me

    From: V
    Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 2:25 PM
    To: Me
    Subject: Re: FW: Adoption of Fritz

    How's Saturday look for you?


    From: Me
    Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 3:09 PM
    To: V
    Subject: RE: FW: Adoption of Fritz

    Anytime Saturday would be great. We're up early, and could be out there by 10AM if that suits the fosters.

    Thanks,

    Me

    From: V
    Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 6:57 PM
    To: Me
    Subject: RE: FW: Adoption of Fritz

    We will meet you at (10:00 a.m.) PETsMART Mountain Rd just inside the entrance on the left side by the groomers.

    Fritz is anxious to meet you both...he even asked us to give him a bath! We think you will like him as much as we do...he loves to play and we have not even heard him bark, not even once!

    V

Funny how he never asks us to give him a bath. The rest, as they say, is history.

12 comments:

Asta said...

Oh my Dog, I got boosegumps weading that..you're so lucky to have found each other..
Thank you for visiting, I hope we can be good fwiends, I think you're wonderful and vewy handsome...can you pleez put your face in my guestbook?
smoochie kisses
Asta

Dachsies Rule said...

We loved reading about how you came to live together. It was not boring at all. Of course, Mom fostered and two of us are rescue pups so we love reading about other rescues. Now if we can just find homes for all of the other doggies and kitties.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Oscar Airedale said...

It's not dull reading at all, it's so sweet to be able to read about the start of your life with Pappy!

Licks
Oscar x

Asta said...

Pappy, thank you thank you , I love having your picture in my guestbook, I also linked you to my sight, I hope that's OK? I love you
smoochie kisses
Asta

Finnegan said...

Pappy asked for a bath? That was totally a con on his part!

Either way, you are very lucky to have found each other.

Woofs,
Finny

Gus said...

Thanks for sharing that with us. The energy, efficiency and organizational skills in many of the animal rescue groups are mind boggling (in a totally good way) and I can't think of a better use for them.

Frasypoo said...

That is so nice.....
Glad you guys found each other

Pappy's Fella said...

Finnegan,
I think Pappy asking for a bath before the adoption is a like a husband-to-be enjoying dancing before marriage. It's an arrangement that seldom will last.

Asta,
Lovely paintings. Honored by the link. Will reciprocate ASAP.

Gus,
Devotion is the word that comes to my mind in describing rescue groups.

Dachsies, Oscar, Asta, Frasier,
Glad it was interesting... I wasn't sure.

Murphey said...

See, you can find love on the internet!


Murph

Joe Stains said...

what a wonderful story!!! We like the name Fritz as that was our grandpa's name!

Charlie said...

That thing about wanting a bath sounds sort of, well, suspiciously like marketing hype... ;) When we adopted Harley the rescue dog, the advertised "5-6 yr old healthy" guy turned out to be 12, almost deaf, nearly blind, and he fell down whenever there was a loud noise. But he was incredibly sweet, and we had some good years together that we would have sadly missed, had the description been less hyperbolic.
- Charlie's mom

Pappy's Fella said...

Murphy,
Off topic, but I've been to many weddings recently of couples meeting on the internet. I met my wife back in '89 when the internet was barely more than a gleam in Al Gore's eye. I would be such a fossil in the modern dating scene.

Joe,
We knew so little about him that we don't know whether Fritz was his birth name or one given to him just a couple of weeks before by the original rescue group. He seems to have taken to Pappy pretty well.

Charlie,
Boo! Heh heh, that falling down thing must have been a great party trick.