Daphne's new mamma?
After several lengthy telephone conversations regarding my girl Daphne, my Dapher had her first meet 'n greet today. The woman who is interested in Daphne lives up near Brainerd, MN, so we decided to meet half way in St. Cloud. Brit found a wonderful park near the river. It was perfect.
We pulled into the parking lot fifteen minutes early and Holly was already there walking her 4month old pbully puppy "Hootie". (And boy is that one cute puppy.) She was early, big plus - we were pleased. Once Hootie was back in the car we were ready to start the initial meeting. (Dog meetings come second.)
Holly is an experienced person when it comes to the breed. Brit and I were immediately impressed with the manner in which she introduced herself to Daphne. Right from the start it was apparent that this would be a person that would give my Punk the structure that she needs to become the exceptional dog I know she can be. Holly put her to work.
Daphne can be a little insecure and shy so I backed way off to give her time to show Holly what a special girl she is. I don't think Holly needed much convincing of that fact either! Before I knew it it was time for Daph to meet her girls. Yes, girls - plural.
There were three girls Daphne needed to meet to really determine if this union could truly work.
First there was Sage. Sage is a roughly 10 year old pbully mix of some sort (sorry Holly - I can't remember exactly). She is a beautiful caramally brindle girl just as sweet as punch. How could Daphne not take a shine to her? The meeting went beautifully.
Next up was Cleo. Cleo is a Boxer mix of some sort - possibly Pointer. (I kinda think Pointer coz she reminded me of Ike a little) She too, like Sage, is an older gal. And like my Debbie, Sage doesn't go for any funny stuff. So this was the most important meeting. Again, Daphne did great, she just isn't interested in being boss. And I can understand that, being the boss can be stressful. After all if your down for just chillin' side by side Daphne can hang with that.
So I was getting giddy with excitement.
Next Hootie was hauled out which we all knew would be a no brainer. And it was.
Brit, Daphne, Holly & Cleo
All in all it was a good time for all. And it was clear to all of this that this thing could really work and work well at that!
So it is on to the next steps of the adoption process. I will keep you posted!
Thank you Holly, Cleo, Sage & Hootie for taking the time to meet my special girl.
Just a side note: I didn't get sick to my stomach once about the fact Daphne may be leaving me soon! Is that a sign?
More pics from Daphne's Meet 'n Greet (Bottom of Page)