Adopted on 3-22-03
On January 23rd, 2003 our hearts were broken when we said our good-byes to our GSD Heidi as she crossed over the bridge. On March 22nd our family was complete once more when we adopted our Tara, GSRNE #139. One only has to look into Tara’s eyes and see her smile to feel her gift of love.
One of Tara’s favorite things to do is to play with her toys. Her favorite toy is her large bone/pillow that her FPIC gave her while she was in foster care. After a hard bout of playing toys she loves to use it as a pillow. She loves to grab one of the many toys she has and will toss them up in the air over and over again. Its not unusual to see her prance in from the back yard, grab a toy in the living room, and return back outside to play or just to lie down on the back porch with it.
Tara is always ready to go for a ride in the car. She loves to sit on the back seat and intently watch everything and everyone that passes by. Its almost like she’s thinking that her days of roaming the streets are over and that she’s found her forever home.
Tara greets everyone at the front door with a smile, a wag of the tail and kisses if allowed. Her favorite person to greet is her Dad, Greg, when he returns home from work. He adores his little “TaTa”, as he calls her. She’ll run back and forth through the house until he sits down and she can give him kisses. Tara’s special trick is to sneak up on Greg while he’s lying on the bed and smother him with kisses and hugs. This is their special time together.
One of the best parts of adopting Tara is also gaining an extended GSRNE family. Her foster Moms and Dads, Chris & Tomas and Karen & Ted; her Foster Partner in Care, Kathy; people involved in her transport; Victoria and Karen for helping us find each other; her many aunts, uncles and Godmothers, including Donna, who always happens to have her camera with her. Greg and I can’t thank everyone enough for our perfect dog, with the perfect name, purple collar, and her gift of love.