We went to our first Pet Palooza about three months after Murphy came home. It was his first big outing. They had a fashion show for recent rescues and we signed up for it. It was a grey day with sprinkles, but it was a great time. And we have built our calendar around it every year since then.
The morning of January 5th I got a call from the Humane Society of Charlotte (HSC). They said that my application had been the first and that if I wanted Murphy, I could adopt him. I needed to come see him first (which, of course, I wanted to do anyway). I had meetings all morning, but I went out to the shelter at lunch time.
I got to the shelter and stepped out in a cold, grey day. I went in and told them that I was there to meet Murphy. They told me the number of Murphy’s kennel and that they would send a volunteer to bring him to the interaction area.
That night I looked at the Humane Society website and there he was – Murphy. He was a male Shih Tzu. He was three years old it. He was brown and white and his eyes told the tale. They said, I’ve seen a lot, but it hasn’t broken my spirit. I filled out the application on the spot and sent it in electronically.