However, a couple hours later, my phone rang, and it was someone from the shelter – I asked, “Did someone snatch up Maggy-Lou?” She said, “No they didn’t.” she told me she liked my online app I’d filled out, and would I like to meet Maggy-Lou on Monday. “Yes!” we talked a while about Maggy and then hung up.
My good friends, tomorrow I will be going down to the Sarge’s pet adoption center in Haywood County, Waynesville, NC, to meet Maggy-Lou.
I told you all I scattered the ashes of my old girl Kayla one year after her death on July 28 (I wrote about it here). I didn’t think I wanted another dog. Maggy-Lou just, well, just appeared before me in an unexpected way–just as someone said to me, “Your dog will find you . . . .”
I’ll preface the rest by saying that months back I saw a dog with mottled fur and sweet face when we walked the Lake Junaluska. Her name was Maggie, too. I just loved her and thought if I ever found a dog who needed a home who was similar to the Maggie of Lake Junaluska, I would think of adopting her, but I just put it behind me as I wasn’t ready for a new dog anyway.
Yesterday I was working on VK2 outside on a beautiful mountain day, and something prompted me to google “haywood county shelters.” Up popped Sarge’s in Waynesville. I clicked on it, oh so nonchallantly. I scrolled down the dogs up for adoption and my eyes lit on Maggy-Lou. It was an immediate “oh!” feeling. I stared at her, then brought my laptop into show Roger -“Look! look at Maggy Lou….isn’t she sweet looking? She reminds me of Maggie of the Lake.” I then called the number – left a message, and Roger and I drove down the mountain to see if she was at the center. No! They were closed! A note said they were on “downtown” Waynesville at the Sarge’s dog walk. We hurried there – but, most of the dogs were already gone. Came home: no messages. I thought, “Well, I hope Maggy-Lou found a wonderful home.”
Last night I opened up a brand new book of the Mossy Creek Series and the very first story was about a dog who needs a home – and the dog described sounded like Maggy-Lou! Oh! What a coincidence!
By the way, Maggy-Lou is not the Maggie of the Lake Junaluska walk- she has a good home with a very nice man.
So, wish me luck on Monday when I go down to meet Maggy-Lou, see if she is the right dog for our home, see how Fat Lazy Labrador Jake reacts to her, see if Maggy-Lou the Sarge’s Shelter Dog will be a new member of the Magendie household. Wish us luck!
I’m sequestering myself to work on VK2 – my deadline fast approacheth – but, I am going to try to come round this morning to visit you.