On Tuesday, a very distraught grandson arrived at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care (BARCS) facility to surrender his grandmother’s beloved Jack Russell terrier and Chihuahua mix. Unable to keep the dog, the grandson was heartbroken as he told the staff that his grandmother had recently passed away, and just days before she died, she penned a personal letter all about her dog; asking her grandson to make sure Baby went to a good home.
And with no more options, the grandson turned to BARCS with all of Baby’s possessions including her sweaters, collars, toys, beds and fancy food bowls. The handwritten letter tearfully stated the following:
“To: Baby’s New Owners:
Loves to play with toys, squeaky ones.
Loves treats, broke into pieces. She will sit up
She loves her belly rubbed.
Kisses your nose.
Only barks when you go out, not when you come in. Ha ha!
I feed her in the morning, but let her out first when she gets up.
She eats moist and dry mixes [in the] morning, a little around 5 [in a] nice bowl.
She loves to run, run, run. Loves the ball.
The two little [stuffed toy] dogs are her best toys, the blue one is the one she takes to bed.
She will talk with [the] toy in her mouth when she wants to play.
She loves to play, run and eat.
She also likes[s] to play rough when you rub your hand across the sofa. Love to go after your feet and shoes, [but] does not [tear] up shoes.
Loves ice cream, vanilla.
I would love to thank you so much in giving her a loving home. Please have patience and work with her. At first [it] might be hard, but please take good care of Baby.
Once again, thank you.”
At the same time, the grandson had been tearfully saying goodbye to the sad little pooch, a couple had been sitting in the lobby waiting for their turn to adopt a dog. As if fate intervened for Baby, the couple heard the story and asked to meet the dog. It was love at first sight. On the BARCS Facebook page,“they (the couple) signed adoption papers immediately. Sweet and very nervous Baby didn’t even have to spend a single night in the shelter. And better yet, the grandson got to meet the family who was taking her home.”
And as to the letter Baby’s owner wrote about her dog, Baby’s new family decided to wait until they were home to read it, because they just knew what an emotional moment that would be. Have a wonderful life Baby. Your momma was surely watching over you.
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