Today was a good day. Time to get serious and get Rosa out in the island world where all could see what an amazing dog she is. As usual, she was ready and up to go anywhere, totally trusting and not caring where the destination was.
We headed south to Buxton, to points unknown to her but a place where I knew she could unload her true bounding potential, the Lighthouse, and the Buxton woods. Off we went, the March wind beginning to roar, but it was no match for Rosa’s determination to let it all loose and gallop free the way ALL animals are meant to be. The run ended at the Woods, where her sense of smell took over to take in all that nature had to offer. I believe stop and smell the roses would apply here. So many things she can teach you. We finished at the Lighthouse for a break before heading north to Avon.
It is a sight to watch a dog like Rosa gain confidence before you eyes…
Off to Ace Hardware we went, in search of biscuits, where they let us in to roam the aisles until the correct flavor of Buddy biscuit was found. Rosa prefers peanut butter, which of course is the best flavor of biscuit EVER.
Our final stop was the best one, Spa Koru in Avon for a quick workout and photo shoot. It takes alot to get folks to stop their exercise regimen, but Rosa had a good half dozen off the weights and treadmills to say hello and found herself the center of attention, by doing nothing but being her typical Rosa self. In about 10 minutes several hearts were won over, and the adoption net for which we wish to widen was thrown. A big thank you for Spa Koru for letting us interrupt their day.
At this point Rosa was so confident she was ready to drive home.
I admit it, I am a sucker for all things that a dog wants, but I made her get in the back seat for the ride home, and within seconds she was snoring all the way to Rodanthe. This was a good day for this dog, better than most in her life ..
We will continue to crank this up a notch to help her find a home. A home that she deserves, where she can have all of her days like the one she had today.
If you took the time to read this far, take a second more and pass this along to anyone and everyone you know that loves animals, and dogs in particular. The wider the net we throw, the better the chance we will get to give her the family lucky enough to take her in.