Thursday, January 01, 2009

Elvis Has Left the Building

I started the New Year off with a bummer.

I took Elvis to Dr. Amber's place to be neutered and get all his shots. I'll get to see him again on Tuesday (if everything works out with the receiving shelter.) The agency who wants to work with Elvis is having me deliver him to Lakeland, Fl, for his major surgery. Since I am going anyway, they want me to deliver 12 other dogs to make the expense of going worth it. That’s okay with me. It will cost the same if I take one or thirteen. But I will have to make three pick-ups before I head South.

Elvis became a family member almost overnight. He is so cute and cuddly and has already learned to play fetch and is almost house broken. He will be missed. There is an outside (way outside) chance we could get him back. It depends on the surgeon, who has first say over any animals he operates on. He works with animal rescue, too, and may have Elvis a home already. I can’t argue. He is doing a three thousand dollar surgery for free, so he calls the shots. I know Elvis will go to a good home because of the people we are dealing with.

So, I guess it is safe to say, “Elvis has left the building.” Thanku! Thanku very much!


Cant Hardly Wait said...

Aww, see you later Elvis. I'm not very big on dogs. Or Elvis. But hey, I had a guinea pig I was pretty close to once.

Brother Dave said...

Elvis is a special little guy. How wonderful it would be if you get to keep him. At least you will have your bid in.

Anonymous said...

Your attachment to Elvis reveals a "soft spot" in an old "Tin Can Sailors Heart". Enjoy a better New Year for all, "2008, it ended too late!"
Mr. Guinness

RWA said...

I am sure this surgeon will be able to get Elvis fixed up and good as new.

Maybe it will all work out, and y'all will get him back, coffeypot.

Have a safe trip.

BerryBird said...

That has got to be so hard, to say goodbye to such an awesome little dog. At least you have the comfort of knowing he'll be in good hands no matter where he ends up. I'll be crosssing my fingers that he ends up back with you and SweetTea. All that transport you do should count for something :)

Happy New Year!

Olly said...

I hope you get him back. So cute!

e.Craig Crawford said...

Here's wishing Elvis a successful surgery, and a happy home filled with love. Great story.

GrizzBabe said...

Awwww. Bye, Elvis. Enjoy your new home.