On Saturday, a very very nice couple came down 4 hours from Maine to meet Miss Tink. I was curious as to how she would respond to them, 4 hours is a long way to travel to be rejected by a dog. But, I knew when I listened to Megan's initial message that she was the one for Tink. I had rejected 4 or 5 already for various reasons, I didn't even see Megan's application, yet, but I knew in my gut Tink would be leaving me.
and I was right.
she doesn't look at all comfortable in that picture now does she? LOL
and look at Hanzie making himself pretty comfy halfway in Megan's lap. I think he wanted to go home with her, too.
What a lovely couple. They fell for Tink immediately, how could you not? there's something about that girl. Sweetness, innocence with a dash of spunk.
As with Frank a couple weeks before, there was a new experience for me in my exchange with Tink before leaving. Tink went to Megan as soon as she walked in the door. Upon sitting on the sofa, Tink jumped up and got herself some love. After awhile, she came over to me and looked at me, I knew what the look meant, "is it OK?" so I told her, "it's OK baby girl." and she turned, jumped back up on the sofa and went back for more pets and love. After awhile again, she jumped off and came to me. Again, the look. Again, I told her it was OK. She turned and jumped back onto the sofa. Then after awhile, a third time, she came over. This time she jumped on my lap, I gave her some hugs and snuggles, she jumped off and went to get attention again, this time more from Adam rather than Megan.
They were here for almost 2 hours. We chatted, found things in common and talked about how Tink would be in their lives.
Finally, it was time to go. I thought for sure I would cry, Tink and I had a very special bond. But, I was so happy for her to have found a couple that would treat her so lovingly and sweetly. Of course, I get teary as I sit here writing because I miss her a lot. A LOT. One of the tragedies that comes with the job... an occasional heartbreak. It is rare that I make a connection like this with a dog in my care, but on the heels of Lucy's situation, came Tink the day Lucy was euthanized. The Universe works in funny ways.
Harness was on, contract was signed and they were to be on their way. Tink pawed at my leg then put her two little front paws on my knee, I crouched down and we said our goodbyes. I could feel that she knew it was right, but that there was also a little hesitancy.
When Tink and Frank had come to my home, I had made an appointment with Brenda, the Animal Communicator, mostly to talk about Lucy. Lucy was present during our conversation and I haven't talked about this here because there are many that don't believe and just think I'm whacked. Within that session I also got to communicate with Frank and Tink. The point of this paragraph is that I found out that Tink loved the colors yellow and white. Megan's favorite color is yellow and it's a main color that will be used in her and Adam's September wedding. Friend's say it's coincidence, I saw it as a sign. When Tink was put into her crate in the car I was afraid she might not fit because the dog pillow was so thick and fluffy!...and it was very yellow. I don't know where Megan found it or if she made it but it was a wonderful place for the little princess to rest her body for the trip back to Maine.
For almost two months I had this little gift that gave me joy and lifted my heart. Now she will be doing it for others and I hope there are many many years of love shared with Megan, Adam and Tink.