Friday, September 20, 2013
Meet Elliot, a six year old English Setter boy who has joined my family. We found Elliot online and it is all Twitter's fault. I wasn't looking for a dog, but the SPCA of Central Florida tweeted something that took me to their website. I figured while I was there I would just peruse the homeless doggies' list. I didn't spot any dog that struck my fancy, but I decided that since I had come this far, I'd do a quick search on petfinder.com for "setter". A bunch of local dogs popped up and Elliot was among them.
I said it is all Twitter's fault, but that, in fact, isn't true. Twitter played the starting role, but my friend Janet from Colorado, mistress of the Colorado cuties (mostly of the labrador variety) is the major one at fault. She adopted a labrador about a year or so ago and named the tyke Elliott (two t's). I probably never would have clicked on my Elliot's profile if his name was Harry, but I was drawn to the name so I had to look.
My Elliot is a wonderful dog who just had bad karma. He was adopted and loved twice, but change in job and housing circumstances for the humans had him returned to the rescue group both times. Not his fault. Just lives changed and now, so has Elliot's. He is in his furever home and we couldn't be happier. In just a week's short time he fits in like he always lived here. He has adapted to our shedule and is eating heartedly now, putting on some much needed weight. The initial timidness is fading and he is holding his own with the resident setters, who are learning to accept him as well.
In reality, Elliot never had bad karma....his karma was good all the while. He was given a good karma name when he initially entered rescue as a stray. His prior stewards kept his good karma name which led him to me. Funny how that works out.