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2006 Shelbina Express: Finney


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Male #133, Finney

April 15, 2006

This is #133, called Mr. Beautiful by his foster mother he has now gone to a permanent home with Dottie and Kent Smith who have settled on the name Finny for him.

So far he is settling in well in his new home, though the rumble of traffic on the walk from the house to buy a newspaper scared him so he is taking it slow and enjoying his new home.

Eileen Andrade with Trudy, Tristan and Kitty
and Grant who will forever live in my heart and memories
Northern California

From: Janet Joers
Date: Tue May 16, 2006 11:17:59 PM US/Pacific

The pretty boy in the photos below is #133 from the Shelbina rescue, now named Finney, and now living only an hour from me. It was a great pleasure for me to meet him--or "re-meet" him--two months after the auction when he came to my house for grooming.


Finney has made unbelievable progress in this short time. Only a month ago, he was almost too frightened to be walked in his new neighborhood on the quiet residential streets there. Yet today he looks forward to those walks and explores everything. That's what he did at my house. He patrolled the whole yard, tail up, checking things out. Finney was also friendly to me, wagging his tail, and being the consummate gentleman on the grooming table. He was not afraid of the clippers (thanks to his foster mom and his owners who worked with him on that), and seemed to enjoy the brushing, combing, and scissoring, and all the attention. What a sweet boy he is!

When the time came for him to leave, owners Dottie and Kent Smith put Finney in his crate in the back seat of their car. There on the top of his crate was the shipping label I signed that early morning in Des Moines--so far away, and so long ago.
Those of you who put so much of yourselves into this amazing rescue made Finney's transformation possible. Today he is a much loved family companion, with a home of his own, and two people to love him and for him to love back. That's success, and a real tribute to our Shelbina Rescue Team.

Jan in Santa Ynez, CA


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