great update on Talla. this post may be long and it took about a week to write it up as i can only do such a small amount at a time. maybe some day I will be able to type what is normal amount for me.
The first family to come over sounded very good but her jumping was too much. The next family to come over sounded great. She would never be home along more than 4-5 hours , they go to Marymoor park ( has swimming) and will do some camping by the lake. The woman came over by herself just to check her out as she did not want to get her kids hope up. She has 3 kids to girls- 11 and 14 and a 7 year old son who would love to play fetch and tug all day long with a new dog. She seemed to love Talla and was not all that concerned about the jumping even
though she said her 7 yr old was small – looked more like he was 5. her biggest concern was that she had 2 cats including one very old one and talla was an unknown about that. I thought there was a high possibility she would be rejected because of the cats but I was never expecting her to be turned down because of the jumping.
2 more applications came and quickly after that and were just as quickly rejected. One had 3 kids age 1.5 to 5. the other was a single woman who would be leaving her alone 8-12 hours a day plus she wanted a nonclingy dog. Then came Emma’s application. If I was to make a checklist of the ideal family to adopt talla it would go something like this:
talla not to be left long no more than 4-5 hours a day
Emma- stay at home mom and never more than 1-2 hours a day
being able to swim
Emma- lives on Bainbridge island and on the beach
Family with kids but not too young
Emma – one 11 year old boy
You could not ask for a better fit. The family came over on Thursday. Talla jumped a lot on the boy and when they left and said they would think it over, I had no doubt they would reject her,. You can imagine my surprise when a few hours later they called and said they wanted her. They are going on vacation so we are going to hold her until they can pick her up on july 3.
And on Saturday if I had any doubts they would change her mind it was all gone after the e-mail we got from Emma. They made a vet appt for her, wanted her neck size for a new collar, offered to get cooper some treats, and Maxwell her son is so excited to have a new best friend as their previous dog recently died at a young age of 5 due to kidney disease. Talla already has puppy play dates lined up, their neighbor is getting a lab puppy and the inlaws who live on their property have dogs and farm animals. What a fantastic life talla will have.