Saturday, February 5, 2011

My new furever home!

Here I am! My name is Harley and I've landed in my furever home today, February 5, 2011. I've never been so happy before in my entire short life and am sure that this new family will love me, protect me and fill my days with fun and excitement. Here's a little bit about me, or at least what my new family knows about me anyway.

I was born in November of 2009. My first family had to move and couldn't keep me. I was adopted, but that new family couldn't keep me either, so I ended up with a foster place called AnimalFair Foundation for Animals in Risk.

Here's what I looked like in the picture on PetFinder:

and here is what I look like today
My fur isn't all white like in this picture, but if any of you remember my owner's previous Wire Fox Terrier, Tucker, he was all white at one point in his life too, so they think he was just kind of pointing me in their direction by making me glow!

How did I come to this special family? Well my human sister found me on Petfinder and got in kahootz with my human Daddy to surprise my human Momma. They kidnapped her for a road trip this morning and made her think they were just going shopping at this really huge outdoor shopping mall in Lees Summit, Missouri. Well after eating and shopping they walked in to the Petco that was having an adoption day and when my new Momma saw me standing there she figured out what was happening. Then this wet stuff started coming out of her eyes and she kind of covered her face and made funny sounds and I got all excited. After she calmed down a bit we walked around the store and I got a new collar and walking harness and all kinds of attention from strangers and kids. I was a really good boy and didn't make any puddles inside the store even though every corner I walked past was yellow and smelled like other dogs. Boy when they finally took me outside I let it all out for a really long time! My momma and sister wondered if this squatting thing was a WFT trait. What do you think?

The ride home was uneventful. I got to drink some liquid out of Momma's cup (see the slide show below), then they stopped and got me my own water in a shorter cup. I was really thirsty, then got the hiccups from drinking so fast! It was fun watching all the cars and trucks drive past us (Daddy is a slow driver compared to those Kansas City folks!) I sort of fell asleep, but was too excited to keep my head down. When we got to my new home I was introduced slowly, one-by-one to my canine siblings. First there was Libby, their newest adoptee before me. She's a Golden Retriever through and through and really wasn't very interested in me. Next was Charlie, or maybe he was first, I forget... he's the only other boy dog and he's old and fat. He also kind of ignored me after sniffing my backside. Last, but not least was Katie the Border Collie who was VERY interested in me. The humans think she thought I was Tucker returned from the grave, but what they don't realize is that dogs know us by our smell and I don't smell anything like Tucker.
Now I'll just tell the rest of my story from today by showing you some videos. Katie has a slide show and another video on her blog here. For some odd reason the slide show won't work on my blog yet. :-(


  1. Yep: I think he likes it and will be furry happy to stay!

    Welkhome Harley!

    I have a Khousin Harley - he's one of those Golden dogs - I'm sure he'd LOVE to zoomie with woo!

    PeeEssWoo: I'm sure Tucker will be running right along with all of woo!

  2. Hi, Harley!
    Welcome home!
    I know you are happy now at your lovely forever home! Sure you are going to have lots of fun with all the members of your family!
    I bet Tucker is happy too!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  3. Welcome Harley!

    You look like a great guy who has found a great home! That's wonderful. We wish you the best of luck and a long happy life in your new home. You seem very happy there.

    Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

  4. Wooohoooooo! Harley!!! We are tail waggin' happy for you and your family!!!! Everybody is a winner! You look soooo happy running around in your new yard and we know that you have a family that is gonna love you forever! We are so glad to meet you!

    We've been on a ... shall we say ... sort of break from blogging for a while. We just got home after a two month trip over the holidays. But we'll be back to see how you are doing! It's gonna be great getting to know you!

    Much love to everyone,
    Tucker must be wagging his tail over the Bridge,
    Jake and Fergi and Family

  5. Welcome Harley!!! We are so happy for you and your new family.

    Lots of tail wags from us
    Sally and Paddy

  6. Welcome to your forever home Harley! Our mommy really likes your name because her only sister's name is Harley too!! She's a hooman though so no chance of getting you mixed up. bol.Enjoyed your video.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

  7. Wooohoooo we are so happy for you ! You will have a beautiful life in your new family !!!!! Kisses, Faya & Dyos

  8. We are thrilled for you, Harley! What a handsome boy you are! Tucker must be so pleased.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. Harley and Family...Tucker has left big paw prints but we think Harley is just the dog to do the job. Congratulations on finding one another, and kudos to your hooman dad and sissie for such a super surprise!

  10. Oh Harley, you are just so beautiful. Yes, you look a lot like Tucker, but we know you come with your own unique personality and will be bringing many years of smiles and fun to your wonderful new family.

    Your Dad is right, those KC drivers can be ridiculous - and best to avoid I-70 at all costs, driving that through KC is no fun.

    Welcome home.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  11. Welcome Harley! We know you will just love your new forever home. I Butchy was also rescued from Missouri back in 2004. We bet your new Mama was soooo happy to see you! Mama told me that our Angel Snickers and your Angel Tucker play together all of the time now. They are so happy and healthy.
    Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
    Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

  12. Hawley
    Angel Tuckew came to tell me the good news!!!!1
    I'm thwilled fow you and youw family. they awe vewy specaila nice hoomans and I know they love you wif all theiw heawt aweady...and what a wondewful place wif a big yawd and sibling to play wif..Oh Hawley , this is Gweat!!!
    I think you awe a vewy handsome boy, and I hope we can be fwiends
    smoochie kisses

  13. Hello harley

    we are so very pleased you have found your new forever home and family.

    You are such a handsome chappie and we are going to enjoy reading your blog.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  14. Hi Harley and thanks for stopping by to the Dylan Chronicles - I am so envious of your yard and seeing you running around made me want to run right around there with you - welcome to your forever home- you deserve it!