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The Breed and Breeders => Boxer Rescue => Topic started by: Carolyn on March 26, 2007, 10:39:50 AM

Title: Gemini Was ADOPTED!
Post by: Carolyn on March 26, 2007, 10:39:50 AM
Here is the whole story:

We received Gemini as an owner surrender back in September. She was an 8 wk old puppy that was supposed to be a pure boxer,  :o but from her pictures you can tell she is not "pure" boxer ;)
So on saturday, we had our "rescue booth" at the local Pet Smart. We go through 11am - 3pm,

At around 2pm, a lady who had been emailing me (not that I remembered it at the time ::) ) and she talked with all of us (there were 3 of us at the Booth) I was talking mostly with someone else, so I didnt spend alot of time talking with her at the store. But I noticed that she called her husband and told him to "get his butt down there right now" ;)  About 20 mins later, the lady was still talking with our members when her husband showed up. Again, I was still busy with another person, but he played a little with gemini, then he and his wife were talking with another member when I finally was freed up. And what did I notice, well gemini was asleep on his feet,  :eek: in the middle of pet smart. They asked about the home visit and our other member said that they needed to send in the app first and that the earliest we could schedule a home visit was on sunday. Well the man  :bigcry: looked like he was going to cry, the wife had no problem and understood. But his face just broke my heart. So I said I could pick up the applicaiton and do the home visit that evening. I had never seen gemini so calm   :smitten: The man was about to jump out of his skin and his wife had to remind him that they still had to go shopping. We scheduled to meet at 6pm. When they started to walk out of the store, I thought the man was going to cry again when he handed the leash back to me. Then Gemini started to follow them out of the store, she only ever has done that with me :( :) I ran to the pet store to pick up food (cause I had been feeding raw) and some treats, then packed up her 2 bags of toys  ::) her crate and her blankie (I made one for her as an example) And at 6pm, I took her over to their house. They are a nice couple, around my age, recently married, new house, plenty of yard. They were open to training advice, collar prefernces (i also put a martingale on her ;) ) and wanted to know about nutrition ;D  very nice when the people are open to advice on the care of the dog. Anyhow, I had no qualms about leaving gemini with them. The man got down in the wet grass and played with her, and then got down on the floor in their house to play with her ;) the wife gave gemini bottled water to drink  :smitten: then while we were talking nutrition, gemini snuggled up to the husband and fell asleep with him rubbing her ears ;)
So I drove home alone, and even though this is just a "test drive", I know that she is not coming back to us  :sunny: she had the hubby wrapped around her fingers :) 

I have to email them information on the raw diet, and kibble rotations, so I will add a link to this forum and hopefully they will join. I am so happy that she found such a perfect forever home. She will be treated like a princess and be the center of attention. They also know how to be firm when needed which is good for her.

When I got home, I ordered a pizza and was able to eat it without crating one of my dogs. I keep looking for her around the house, and when I remember that she is gone, I get a little sad but then a little happy too.
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Post by: Christen83 on March 26, 2007, 10:43:23 AM
YAY For Gemini!!
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Post by: r.fuentes on March 26, 2007, 10:47:05 AM
YAY glad Gemini found a forever loving home!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Theresa on March 26, 2007, 10:54:24 AM
Sounds great
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Post by: Bugsys Mom on March 26, 2007, 11:09:32 AM
Aww Carolyn that made me cry.  I am so happy Gemini found a furever home.  Good for you.  You are an  :angel:
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Post by: BoxerWB on March 26, 2007, 11:10:22 AM
OMG, I don't know why, I normally don't get teary about stuff on the forum (even the really sad rescue stories), but I'm ready to cry!  Maybe it's just hearing what a softie the big guy was and how instantly they fell in love!  Sooo happy Gemini is going to have a great home with some very smart, loving people!  Sounds like they were just what she needed and vise versa!
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Post by: ltournat on March 26, 2007, 11:17:51 AM
Carolyn...that is such wonderful news.  It's so refreshing to hear a story of an adoption that just seems meant to be.  I hope they love her to pieces!!!  Great work!
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Post by: Cassies Mom on March 26, 2007, 11:49:07 AM
That is so awesome.   Reminds me of how we got Cujo. I am so happy, it sounds like the couple will give her an amazing home.
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Post by: whitepupzoe on March 26, 2007, 11:50:09 AM
That is wonderful! Glad Gemini has found her forever home!  :smitten:
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Post by: steph0808 on March 26, 2007, 01:19:24 PM
That is so awesome! It sounds like Gemini found a wonderful, loving family!
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Post by: PoseidonsMom on March 26, 2007, 01:48:07 PM
I'm so freakin happy (where's that dancing banana when I need him???)!! I absolutely adore Gemini, and it's great that she's finally got that furever home that she deserves! The only downside is that I'll miss the pics and cute stories, but hopefully her new people join the site and can continue giving us updates.

Man, if I were closer and could convince Randy, I would have her here with me!
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Post by: Hanna Banana on March 26, 2007, 01:50:31 PM
Yeah for Gemini!

That is great - I love happy endings.   The couple I did the home eval for last month just got their dog and are soooo happy.

I have their contact info for future playdates and meetups!

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Post by: Waylon and Zoes Mom on March 26, 2007, 10:35:02 PM
That is some of the greatest news!  I'm so excited and happy for Gemini.  Have you heard from the prospects yet?
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Post by: Carolyn on March 26, 2007, 10:48:21 PM
That is some of the greatest news!  I'm so excited and happy for Gemini.  Have you heard from the prospects yet?

No, I wanted to give them a little "acclimation" time, I will call them after work tomorrow and see how things are going. But they havent called me and said "come get her now" which is always a good sign!!!   :laugh4:
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Post by: Waylon and Zoes Mom on March 26, 2007, 10:51:55 PM
That is a good sign!!
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Post by: boxer pal on March 26, 2007, 11:13:30 PM
Hooray for Gemini, Hooray for Carolyn, the angel, and HOORAY for the wonderful people who took Gemini into their home!  I'm soooo happy she has found her forever home.  Good luck to all!
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Post by: Mari on March 26, 2007, 11:37:22 PM
 ;D I'll say it again...I'm so happy that Gemini finally found her forever home...Thanks to you of course Carolyn  ;D

Reading the whole story just about made me tear up too... That was definitely a perfect match for your girl.

I too wish everyone good luck  :)
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Post by: Ratfingers on March 26, 2007, 11:48:11 PM
It sounds like they are a perfect match for Miss Gemini! It's great that she now has a forever home! It would be nice if they were to join the board so we could stay close and watch her grow.(http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/party0024.gif) (http://www.thesmilies.com)
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Post by: Sandra on March 27, 2007, 06:05:14 AM
That's great that she found her forever home, it really sounds like it was meant to be. It sounds like Gemini chose them as much as they chose her. What a great thing you've done  ;D
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Post by: Bers on March 27, 2007, 08:48:16 AM
Oh, I am so happy for Gemini! It sounds like she finally found her just right home! :2thumbsup: I still remember that happy and sad feeling of putting your foster pup in a new forever home.
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Post by: vroom on March 27, 2007, 08:57:46 AM
i am teary eyed too! I think it was that she feel asleep on his feet - true love!
Congrats!! You do such wonderful work.  Thats why Gemini was with you for so long - she was waiting for this couple!!
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Post by: BoxerPerson on March 27, 2007, 09:13:56 AM
This is so great.  Yea Gemini found a new mommy & daddy!!!
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Post by: Maddies Mumma on March 30, 2007, 06:57:54 PM
I am tearing up here!!  I am so happy that Gemini has found her forever home!!!!  Great job!
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Post by: Theresa on March 31, 2007, 07:33:36 AM
Any news on Gemini?  Did she find her furever home?
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Post by: Carolyn on March 31, 2007, 07:53:37 AM
Yep, called wednesday.....the guy said "Not even over his dead body would we get her back"   :smitten:

You could hear the love coming out of the phone. We are having them come up to our rescue event on the 14th to sign the papers. ;) But it is official!
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Post by: linz and ellie on March 31, 2007, 09:11:09 AM
So happy she found a good home
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Post by: Theresa on March 31, 2007, 09:37:47 AM
woo woo...I am so happy Gemini has a furever home
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Post by: JugglingWolves on March 31, 2007, 11:08:34 AM
woohoo gemini!

I'm so happy she found her forever home! It sure sounds like a perfect match :)
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Post by: grammie on March 31, 2007, 02:04:23 PM
what a heartwarming story  :smitten:  I had to go look on the alburquerque website to see who she was. 

(http://www.albuquerqueboxerrescue.org/Gemini004_web.jpg)

I love to hear about infatuated dog owners.  ;D

That Zia on the website. OMG she is precious, separation anxiety and all. 


(http://www.albuquerqueboxerrescue.org/Zia_01_web.jpg)

She needs some grammie lovins!   Would just have to get rid of grampie to fill the house to the brim with boxers  ;)

lol I'll wear him down by next year.
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Post by: Carolyn on March 31, 2007, 02:11:00 PM
Yeah, Zia has been hard to place, she needs a home with a "stay at home" mom :(  But she is pretty and sweet! :angel:
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Post by: grammie on March 31, 2007, 02:15:45 PM
Yeah, Zia has been hard to place, she needs a home with a "stay at home" mom :(  But she is pretty and sweet! :angel:

ours would be the perfect home for her then.  you know my babies go with me everywhere or someone is here with them.  The trade off is insane boxer kisses like you've been gone a month, because you were gone a short while  :eek:  I am SO used to that.

I wish I could take her!!!   
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Post by: Carolyn on March 31, 2007, 02:56:02 PM
Yeah, Zia has been hard to place, she needs a home with a "stay at home" mom :(  But she is pretty and sweet! :angel:

ours would be the perfect home for her then.  you know my babies go with me everywhere or someone is here with them.  The trade off is insane boxer kisses like you've been gone a month, because you were gone a short while  :eek:  I am SO used to that.

I wish I could take her!!!   

So do I, :)  I know she would have a great home with you. But alas, we all can save them all......you did a good thing with that white baby! Zia will find someone around here to love on, I am sure!
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Post by: grammie on March 31, 2007, 06:51:15 PM
i know I still want her though  :'(  I showed my hubby zia's picture and had already mapquested a route to the town, but he said I can look but not touch.  bummer.

maybe as the house remodeling wanes (always torn up) he'll let me take in some fosters.  That way he'll know they won't be here forever.
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Post by: PoseidonsMom on March 31, 2007, 09:45:23 PM
maybe as the house remodeling wanes (always torn up) he'll let me take in some fosters.  That way he'll know they won't be here forever.

Unless you become a foster failure and end up adopting them yourself!
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Post by: grammie on March 31, 2007, 11:10:29 PM
yeah I'd have a hard time giving those up too!

i told layla's grammie that I want joint custody of that little sweetie  ;D