Great news! The day after my last EZ post I received two pieces of excellent information. The first was that EZ tested heartworm negative after her check-up on Monday. The other was an application had just come in to Scout’s Honor from a guy who was interested in EZ. He’s single, has no kids, and works from home. Sound familiar? Scout’s Honor had approved his application and gave me the go ahead to contact him to make arrangements to have EZ meet him. This guy sounded too good to be true, so I called him immediately and met him Tuesday night. He was every bit as perfect in person as he was on paper. His home is lovely. His backyard is fenced in. He’s had previous dogs; the last was a stray he took in off the street who lived with him until she died of natural causes. I was prepared to ask tons of questions, but he gave me answers before I could ask anything. Better yet, he asked me tons of questions about EZ, all of which assured me that he wanted to give her the best home he possibly could. When I told him that EZ can’t catch, that if you toss a treat to her she’ll let it bounce off her head and then eat it off the floor, he laughed and seemed to find that as endearing as I do. Greater still was that, even though she was being shy, EZ seemed to really like him. Yesterday I sent him an email to thank him for allowing us into his home and let him know that I understood that bringing a new dog into his life was a heavy decision, so if he thought that EZ wasn’t right I’d understand. He replied that he really liked EZ and hoped she’d be his. I sent Scout’s Honor my approval, and today they gave me the final go-ahead that the adoption was approved.
I just got back from dropping EZ off with her new dad. Oddly enough, when I called to give him the good news, he was at PetCo, buying her a new bed, bowls, a collar and leash, and lots of good stuff. So EZ and I met him there. When I hugged her good-bye he said I could visit her any time I wanted, and I promised to take him up on that offer.