Linda, now Tally, heads off to her happy home in North Carolina

posted Jul 28, 2012, 6:28 PM by Charles Henderson   [ updated Jul 29, 2012, 8:14 AM ]
I would dearly love to talk with you about adopting Linda.  Lucy, our beloved Maltese, was killed by a large dog four weeks ago today, and our hearts were just crushed.  I can understand the heartbreak that Linda's former owner felt and will continue to feel at the loss of his precious friend.  We are not trying to replace Lucy--she was truly an individual!  Rather, we have found that our house seems so quiet without the love and the joy that a pet brings.  Lucy was a breeding dog who had to be rehomed when her owner developed Alzheimer's Disease.  If you would like to talk with the person who rehomed Lucy's doggie family, I can give you her name and number. 
I live in Charlotte, North Carolina, but I would gladly fly to Brooklyn to adopt Linda.  I flew to Boston a number of times with Lucy to visit my son and his family; they have two Maltese who helped Lucy learn how to be a family pet.  Here in Charlotte, we belong to the Charlotte Small Dog Society, a meetup group who helped Lucy become socialized to a variety of people and other small dogs of various breeds.  We have not relinquished our membership in that group because we made so many good friends there. Please consider us. Sincerely, Alice
Good morning!  Tally and I got home about 3:30 this morning after dropping off Erin and Mike at their house. Tally was perfect on the way home. She whimpered for a few minutes after we left you and Odin, but she had settled down on a pillow on my lap before we got to the Holland Tunnel. She slept much of the time. (Getting adopted into a new family tires a girl out!!) I offered her some liver bites, and she chowed down  She tried so hard to get her face into that little bag!  She spent a few minutes exploring in the back yard before we went to bed. She was very shy with David last night, but much more open to him this morning. She has no trouble going up the hardwood stairs, but she has not come down them yet. I forget and carry her down.   She slept snuggled up to me all night.  She did not do her business in the back yard this morning, so we went for a walk. Three neighbors met Tally while we were out, and they all think she is well worth driving to Brooklyn and back for!  Thank you again for allowing us to adopt Tally. She is happily exploring our house right now.  She has checked out the whole house and now has jumped up on the sofa in the den and found a perch on top of the back cushions.  She is as happy as she can be!!  Me, too!!!
God bless you for what you are doing to help animals. You are bringing much joy where there was much sadness.
Take care,
What a wonderful human being and family these guys were!  Tally is going to live an outstanding life full of love and spoiling,,,,,lots and lots of spoiling.  Thanks to Alice and her family for coming all the way from Charlotte, North Carolina to adopt Linda, now Tally. Tally is so super sweet and now has an awesome forever family & home. Another great adoption and happy adopter. God bless all of you! Amen!