Casey’s New Home
We’ve had Casey with us for 27 days now and couldn’t be happier to have him as part of our small family. Casey, being an older dog with some health issues, was a perfect match for us as we are in the “older group”. He just seems to have “slipped” into our routine—or we have “slipped” into his routine like a good pair of gloves. I find it hard to believe how easily Casey made the adjustment to our home. We’re so glad that Scott and Jane, his foster family, gave him such tender, loving care since last summer, as we know that made a big difference in how easily he adjusted. They did the hard work and we are doing our best to continue where they left off. I would have loved to include better pictures of Casey in his new environment, but, alas, the only thing he has experienced since his arrival is snow, snow, ice and more snow. His favorite thing to do is go out and lay down and eat the snow! Walking on ice is not his favorite activity, nor mine , but we hang in there for the necessary treks.
We had two nice days we had a couple of weeks ago and we were grilling out on the patio. Casey joined us by finding a spot under the birch tree—yes, it was a day when the snow had melted and we saw brown grass—better than nothing. He was just content to lay there and look out at the farm land behind us. He is so content to stay with us and come when he’s called; a very compliant pet! Later this year, he will have the chance to watch and bark at the hundreds of geese that are sure to arrive. We’ve found that a good body rub makes him a truly happy dog. Hopefully winter will leave us one of these days and he can get over to the dog park to meet and greet his other canine friends.
We are so thankful that we learned of Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio. Being able to rescue a dog as wonderful as Casey makes our days so much brighter. We have raised several collies over the years and when we lost our Big Mac last summer we said that we could not take on another dog at our age. Well, we were wrong! Being able to rescue an older dog, knowing that the commitment would not be for 8 or ten years made this possible. A good match can be made for the many dogs that need to be rescued: they just need to find each other. Thank you AHDRO for helping us find that “good match”.
Betty and Jim Morris