Those who work in rescue know that bittersweet feeling that arises when certain dogs (or cats or whatever) move on to their forever homes. We’re delighted for them, of course, but there is a sense of loss too. It’s more than a fair trade though because they still maintain a place in our hearts. Yesterday it was Marshall’s turn to vacate his kennel at my house in exchange for much nicer digs with his new humans. I can’t tell his story better than Ogee so please visit her blog here for Marshall’s story. I suggest this reluctantly due to Ogee’s vexing habit of assigning me at least twice as much credit as I deserve — so please adjust for that.
It is true that Marshall was a challenge: He was a backyard dog that arrive here with atrocious manners. But he just needed a little nudge to get him back on the right path.
I will miss Marshall. I keep heading down to my kennels intending to take him out to the yard. That will end in a day or so. And I will see him again as his new family will bring him back to Homeward Bound occasionally. I look forward to that. And I do have the photos to look at when I think about him. Here are some of my favorites along with some shots taken on his last day at Homeward Bound. Kat from Golden Rule Dog Training performed an assessment of Marshall before he left.