For those who follow my blogs, you may have deduced I am a bit fond of the four footed helpers. Tanner Marlow has been my foster pug through DFW Pug Rescue since he came to us from a horrible puppy mill in Marlow, Oklahoma, in July. Tanner was both the most intelligent and the most traumatized pug I have ever fostered, but over the past few months he has blossomed into the most charming and happy little guy. This weekend, Tanner went to his furever home with his new adopted dad and mom, Bill and Jenifer. Although I know for certain he has found the perfect, loving home, of course I cried all the way home after leaving my velcro guy behind, but this letter that arrived the next day really warmed my heart. Tanner has truly come into his own with his new family, and I am so proud of him. He has overcome a lifetime of fears and he is truly shining now.
I'm writing to let you know that Tanner is adjusting very well to his new home. He was a little anxious after you left last night but settled down and had a very good first night. He slept in our bed and seemed right at home in our king sized bed. I guess that just comes naturally to pugs...
Today was an amazing day for Tanner. He was a little uneasy early this morning, but breakfast seemed to get him warmed up to us again. After breakfast, and after the sun came out, we all went for a walk around the block. He seems to LOVE walks! He enjoyed himself so much that we took him on a couple more walks throughout the day. He didn't do much sniffing around or exploring, but he was very good on a leash, and seemed to watch Boston very closely for queues on what to do.
He was doing so good that we took him to PetSmart to go bowl shopping. To be honest, we expected him to be a little intimidated and to have to cut the trip short. To our surprise, he was very relaxed and actually approached other customers in the store to check them out and to get a scratch on the head.
After bowl shopping, we stopped by my parents house to introduce the newest member of our family. Needless to say, they fell in love with Mr. T. and I'm pretty sure he likes them too. My dad got down on the floor and Tanner ran right over to him for a good scratching. He even gave my dad some kisses on his face. He really seemed to like my dad a lot, which given Tanner's past, was really nice to see.
We know Tanner had a rough start in life, but I know it's going to be a different story from here on out. He fitting right in to our family and is going to be a spoiled rotten little guy in no time. As I write this email, Tanner is curled up on the couch watching the Cowboys game after enjoying a beer (treat) with Boston.
Thank you for everything.
Bill and Jenifer, Boston the Pug, and Tanner aka Mister T