Yesterday, our family had to say goodbye to a “Rescue” that our daughter’s family has had since 2017. Selby had been with a family in Houston, TX, but it was reported that one of their kids was allergic to her. Our daughter Megan, who was living in Houston at the time, knew the family and after talking to her sister and future brother in law, it was decided that Selby, almost ten years old, was moving to South Carolina.
That in and of itself wouldn’t be a big deal, but they had to get her the 900+ miles to her new home. A plan was made to meet in Mobile, Al for the handoff, but Hurricane Nate was impacting the Gulf Coast and the plans were changed to meet in Jackson, MI. . . a bit inland, but still a long, dangerous trip.
Upon arriving in SC, it was quickly discovered that Selby experienced chronic UTIs, requiring lots of extra care and expensive medicines. It took a while, but everyone got through the challenge.
Selby was there when both babies were brought home for the first time and demonstrated her maternal instincts and taught Adeline and then Theodore to be comfortable around dogs. She also spent time at our house, being part of the pack of our four dogs at the time.
I described Selby as ” a gentle soul” Elissa, when noting her death on FB, said, and I quote:
“Her face grew whiter with age, her ass was often full of sass, but her heart was always pure gold”
Everyone thinks their dog is the best. And you know, they are right.
When our day is done and our page is turned, all we can hope for is the equivalent of what I will say about Selby . . . she was a good dog, we will miss her and never forget her.