Thursday, November 20, 2014

PetSmart Visit with Sadie and Sissy

Sadie and Sissy are adult dogs who live at our shelter.  
Sadie has lived there since she was a lab pheonomenon and all that it's cracked up to be (not).
Sissy was adopted from us as a puppy but returned after 2 years.  Not her fault.  Don't even get me started.

We really had no idea how the day would go, but we're intent on building relationships with other shelters in our area and pursuing partnerships outside our usual ones.  

My friend Renee and I took our own li'l gals to help.  This is Renee's youngest daughter Kellie.  She's  a dynamo gymnast as well as dog whisperer in training.

Sissy loves love...and touching...and getting in laps...and snuggling...and people...oh my gosh and belly rubs.  
Sadie loved looking out the window on the 25 minute drive south.  Who knew?

The glasses child is my own Reagan, piano prodigy and also dog whisperer in training.  She is my sidekick and shadow, and I'm not sure what I would do without her. 

Sissy has some serious personality.  Here she is sharing a text message with Renee...or maybe a Facebook status...

Sissy also had her own opinions on which route we should take.

Kellie and Reagan had to remind Sissy that there are height and weight limits in order to sit in the front seat.  Sissy apologized and promised to stay with the Jr. Whisperers for the rest of the ride.  

Sissy took full advantage of the lap opportunities on Sunday...

...while Sadie kept her eyes on the automatic sliding doors at PetSmart.

"Sissy, are you sure you wouldn't like to sit on the floor like Sadie?"

"I'm sure."

Sadie hasn't been out of the shelter as much as Sissy, so there were a few times over the course of the visit that she needed a little extra comfort.  PetSmart was hopping on Sunday afternoon!

Sissy, on the other hand, made sure anyone and everyone who remotely wanted to visit with her had the opportunity to rub her belly.
I'm serious y'all...anytime anyone spoke to Sissy, while in our spot or walking through the store, Sissy would roll over and offer her belly.

Sadie appreciated some chest scratching too...and gave me kisses to prove how thankful she was for the extra attention even though it was a little scary.

Sadie finally relaxed...after the Jr. dog whisperers picked out new collars for the girls.

Isn't she gorgeous?