Gracie – June 2014

Gracie forever home pet adoptHello Wonderful People at the Bitterroot Humane Society,

I adopted Gracie from you just over a year ago. She was a 10-year-old Black Lab whom I immediately fell in love with from a posting on your Facebook Page. The day after the posting I sent my husband down to pick up the newest member of our family.

My husband is a long haul truck driver and our 15 year old Rottweiler Kline had passed away about 6 months earlier – so I was in need of some companionship and a best friend. Gracie fit the bill and has been the light of my life every day ever since.

Gracie was very timid and scared of noises and sudden movements for awhile, but she has adapted well and has become very comfortable with her home…and my bed. Because of her timid nature I am convinced that our quiet and drama-free household was perfect for her.

At the time we adopted Gracie – my mother had just completed several months worth of chemotherapy after a breast cancer diagnosis and breast removal surgery. I was her primary care giver so that winter was a difficult and depressing time. With the completion of her treatment – I had the time to focus on myself and my own healing from that experience. As much as I needed Gracie at that time – she needed me too. We became each others best friends and the joy of each others lives. I cannot express in words just how wonderful it is to go home to her every day and receive her happy greeting.

I know that adopting a dog at her age means that my time with her is limited. I shove as much love into her as possible every day to make up for all the years we have already missed out on.

Thanks you for helping me find her and thank you for everything you do.

Gracie doesn’t like to pose for pictures – but I attached one for you anyways.

Sincerely and Forever,
Emily Howard

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