We asked the kennel staff about her, and found out she had come in as a stray several weeks ago on the 18th. State law requires the shelter to keep strays for five days before making them available for adoption, so she had been available the 23rd. She was adopted out and came back in on the 30th as stray again. The owners were contacted and they said they would be in to pick her up, but Saturday had been her fourth day there (I don't care much for stupid dog owners like that). We took her for a walk outside to see how she was outside the kennel. My wife kneeled down to say hello to her and she came over and put her paws on my wife's shoulders. This was the same thing Kelsey had done the first time we met her.
Too many coincidences were popping up here and we figured this to be a message from North of the Bridge. We decided we needed to bring the boys to meet her. We quickly realized everyone was going to get along great and decided to be waiting at the door of the shelter when they opened on Sunday at noon. Adoption papers were signed, fees were paid and Meadow came home to live with us. So, we've got ourselves a 35-lb female husky with an unknown age (we're guessing older juvenile to young adult based on activity level and teeth examination). She likes to sit on the top of the couch and the arm of the chair; she seems to be very intelligent and knows some commands; and she loves to give hugs and kisses.
Thank you, Kelsey Ann, you knew just what we needed to help us heal. I'm sure you are smiling down on us from heaven!
Sorry there are no more pictures.....blogger is being stupid!