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. :-(