Goodbye to an old friend and giving another pup a second chance.

I’m teary eyed writing this post, but Tallulah now walks without effort beside her canine buddies in heaven. You can see by her stance that she’s reached a point of discomfort, and our veterinarian agreed we’d made the right decision to euthanize her before untreatable pain made her life miserable. We adopted her after she’d turned three, and I miss my shadow of eleven years. I live with three great men and realized long ago that a doggy by my side completed my perfect life. Tallulah filled that gap with quiet, loving, loyal companionship.

Tallulah will forever be in our hearts, and she’d agree that all dogs deserve a loving family providing care and comfort.

Covid 19 brought challenges to finding a new furry member of our family. I passed the word and signed on with no less than eight rescue organizations, but in the end, a blast from the past came through. We hosted many kid sleepovers and a parent knew a woman with rescue connections. She got word that Maggie was being surrendered and could come directly to us on a foster-first basis. At 4.5 months, she’d had no shots and little training. Maggie is a quick learner and a joy to have in our lives. The woman who began our successful search wrote in a letter to the rescue, “If I died, this is the family I’d want to take my dog.” I consider that the ultimate compliment.

Mr. Spock’s devotion helped ease the transition. We’re doing our best to make him not feel displaced. So far, the only issue is if he’s moving and Maggie spots him. She’s not exhibited predator aggression, so I hope in my next post I can show them as buddies.

Threats forced her to flee Seattle. Honor binds him to Montana. A second chance at love tethers them together.

If you enjoy smoldering romance, mercenary villains, and rescued animals, you’ll love escaping again to Emma Springs, Montana.







About Sally Brandle

Author, horse lover, gardener, pastry enabler, and thankful wife and mother. Very proud of both novels, The Hitman's Mistake and Torn by Vengeance, published by Soul Mate Publishing. The Targeted Pawn releases in March of 2020. Multi-award winning author Sally Brandle weaves slow-burning romance into edgy suspense, motivating readers to trust their instincts. Growing up as a tomboy alongside brothers prepared her to work in a male-centric industry, raise sons, and create action packed stories featuring strong women. She thrives on creating unintentional heroines who conquer their vulnerabilities and partner with heroes to outwit cunning villains.
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4 Responses to Goodbye to an old friend and giving another pup a second chance.

  1. pamelagibson says:

    Letting a pet go after so long is so very hard. Finding another who needs you is healing. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Sally Brandle says:

    You are so very welcome. Animal lovers understand.

  3. jeaninewrites says:

    Sally, thank you for your heartfelt post! You made me a bit teary eyed. We also just lost our beloved pup Chloe in February of this year to cancer, so my heart goes out to you. 🙂 Little Maggie looks so happy to have found a new home with you, and I hope she helps with your healing. Sending hugs!

  4. Sally Brandle says:

    Thank you, Jeanine. I’m sorry for your loss of Chloe, and hope if you’re ready, you find the perfect furry buddy. It never gets any easier to lose them, but Maggie is easy to love. She’s doing better with Spock. I’m at my desk, and she’s lying under the return. Spock came within five feet, got a drink, and walked away. She’s very food motivated. We think the two bigger dogs from the surrender house maybe hogged food, so training her is easy. Keep us posted if you find a new doggy. The rescue woman has plenty of dogs, but receives a hundred emails for each one that she posts. We were lucky we had a sideways ‘in’.

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