Monday, November 30, 2009

The Dachshund Underground Railroad: A Thanksgiving Homecoming for Lanie

photo:  MWDR

Meet blind 5-month-old red smooth 'Lanie,' who now hails from Bloomington, Minnesota.  We had the honor and privilege of transporting this sweet little MidWest Dachshund Rescue girl some 300 miles from Chicago, Illinois, to St. Louis, Missouri, so that she could find her forever home.  We were traveling in that direction for the Thanksgiving holiday, and her new humans were in the area for Thanksgiving as well, so it was a great opportunity to get this girl to her forever humans on Thanksgiving day. 
We can't help with fostering, and we transport when we can, but what made this trip special for us is that we got to be with her for a whole day, and she spent the night with us at our grandma and grandpa's house!  Usually when we transport, we never get to spend much time with the dogs, so this was really nice.  You would never know that Lanie was blind.  She immediately scoped out the house, and put all the objects that she could run into in her memory bank....she's SMART!  She was just a little pistol running around the house, and had very little issue running into things once she quickly became acclimated to her surroundings.  We even let her chew on our ears for extended periods of time without becoming upset about it. And boy, does she love to snuggle.
We got up early on Thanksgiving day to meet her new humans (and to be back home in time for Turkey!) and it was just a match made in heaven.  Lanie will be living with other dogs (including a Dachshund!) in her new home, and these dogs will be her eyes for her. 
We know that Lanie has found the love she deserves in her new forever home.  Thanks to MWDR for finding such a perfect home for her, and to her new humans for adopting a special needs dog (although Lanie would argue the point that she has any special needs at all).  Welcome home Lanie.


Anonymous said...

Maggie and Joey--Thanks for taking Lanie for a wonderful ride to what sounds like a great new fur-ever home!
High-Paw-Five for a good deed!
Tail wags,
Jenny and the hot-dog sisters Kate & Allie

Anonymous said...

Who could resist that face!

Kim said...

What a wonderful way to spend the holiday! Thanks for lending hand, you guys ROCK!

Taffy said...

A terrific ending (or beginning) to her story. She sure looks like a super sweet baby. You were nice to share your family with her, Joey and Maggie. You are such good dogs!

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