Shadow … One Year …

It was one year ago today that Candy & I went to the Marin Humane Society to visit a little ball of fur named Shadow … 14 years old … and surrendered by his previous owner’s family because she had grown too ill to care for him.

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Shadow is well-named … since the day he arrived, he has attached himself to me as if there was an invisible tether linking us together. When I’m in my home office, he’s in the chair next to me …

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… if I get up, he does, too … and follows me wherever I go.

He gets excited whenever a walk outside is in the offing … and runs down the driveway with his little ears flapping … he thinks he’s running like the wind … but it’s actually more like a mild zephyr, as even at age 70, I can jog faster than he runs!

Nevertheless, he now remains, at age 15, quite spry … though he does sleep a lot!

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Happy Anniversary, little guy.


The Three Dot … blog post that I wrote last year about Shadow’s adoption is here:


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Welcoming to our family, this little guy:

Shadow Marin Humane Society 150602Adopted today at the Marin Human Society … details in the two page info sheet reproduced below.

I just happened to be looking at the MHS website on Sunday … saw his page … and knew immediately that I wanted to meet him … and that, once I did, I would almost certainly want to bring him home.

Candy and I went to see him today … and, as expected, the little guy now has a new home … in fact, as I type this, he is snoozing on the chair next to mine in my home office.

Apparently, his previous owner … an older woman … could no longer care for him … and no one in her family was willing to take him in.

His name meeting Doug’s rule for dog names … two syllables, the second a vowel sound … and him having had it for so long … we decided not to rename him. So, welcome to our family, Shadow!

Shadow Marin Humane Society 150602 Info 1Shadow Marin Humane Society 150602 Info 2Three Dot … 108