Betty was with us for a short 33 days. It wasn't the easiest time as my girls didn't get along with her sometimes. Betty growled a bit at the girls her first few days here. I honestly think it had a lot to do with the fact that we had four female dogs in the house at once. Girls don't always get along, and these hounds didn't. It also could be that as a stray, Betty didn't have anything. Once she had toys, food, and attention, maybe she didn't want anyone to take them from her.
Sometimes they could all be together (supervised) and everything was fine. Other times, we had to crate and rotate. At night, Betty either slept in her crate or in our room with Cooper, but we would keep the door shut. Even with a little bit of extra drama, I still loved this sweet Beagle. She would sleep in a little cozy ball by my pillow at night and snore softly in my ear. She was a sweet and loving girl. I think she knew very well that I saved her. I pulled her in from a cold and rainy day and gave her love.
|One last kiss goodbye|
On Friday, May 31, I had to say my goodbyes to Betty. It was the day of her transport to Indiana. Betty's transport consisted of several individual legs like a relay race. One driver would take her about an hour or so and hand her off to the next driver. Paula from Sea Dog Rescue rode with me for the first leg of Betty's transport.
|Passing Betty off to Linda, the second driver|
Betty was on her way to Indiana. She had several more hours to drive and a slumber party with a very nice lady, but she would soon be with her new mom. Betty was headed to a house with two brothers of her very own. She would be in a perfect home with a big yard to roam and bunnies to chase. It was beagle heaven.
Until we meet again, sweet Betty. Your foster mom will always love you.
Have you ever participated in volunteer transports? Would you like to? I will be writing a post on rescue transports very soon so stay tuned!