Monday, April 19, 2010

Blau' pet adoption

Stan's brother, George, and his wife of one year, Shelley, formerly of Tribune, recently decided that they needed to adopt a dog for their family. The pair lives in St. George which is a suburb of Manhattan. They discovered a Yorkshire Terrier in a Kansas City shelter needed a new family. The 2-year-old had been born with one blind eye. An elderly couple had purchased her and had taken her on the road with them in their mobile home until failing health sent them to a nursing home. Of course, pets were not welcome there so Kendra Jo needed to find a new family. George and Shelley provided the home that Kendra Jo needed.

Kendra Jo moved into her new home and soon had fallen in love with George and Shelley. She managed to tie herself around their little fingers (and hearts). Gaorge and Shelley run an insurance office in Wamego which is just a few miles away from their home. It didn't take long for them to learn that while they are at work, Kendra Jo needs to be in her kennel. For one thing, she feels secure there when they are not at home and for another, she leaves little messes for them to "pay them back" for not taking her with them. LOL!

A few days after Kendra Jo had come home with them, George had taken her for a walk around the neighborhood. He THOUGHT that he had done a fine job of securing her leash to her collar. Hmmm, not the case. It didn't take her long to realize that. As soon as she knew, she jerked away from George and took off! For hours, George and Shelley looked but never found Kendra. They were so sad. At 11:00 that night, they gave up in the dark but planned on getting up early the next morning to look for her in the light of day. Instead, at 12:45 a.m., a call came in to them that she had been found on a four lane highway between Manhattan and St. George and she was FINE!!! A young lady found her dodging vehicles. She pulled to the side of the road to catch her. A police officer pulled behind the car to see what was wrong. Between the two of them, they managed to nab her. George and Shelley's phone number was printed on her collar (plus she was micro-chipped.) As soon as the call came in, George and Shelley were out the door to pick her up and bring her home.

Just recently, she got away from George while Shelley was at Ladies Bible Study. George found Kendra Jo just a few houses down the street. George was in the car so he attempted to talk her into the car. K.J. has a mind of her own and refused to board the vehicle. George didn't know what to do besides call Shelley. George set his cellphone to the speaker phone mode. Shelley talked to K.J. and talked her into getting back into the vehicle. Of course, this had to be done on KENDRA JO'S terms. She refused to get in on the driver's side. Instead, she walked to the passenger's side of the car. As soon as George opened that door, she was only TOO happy to oblige him.

Just thought that you might enjoy this doggie tale!


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