MARLEE’S OLD OWNER:
I am utterly speechless right now! As I read your email I busted out crying with complete tears of joy! Please know that I loved Marlee so incredibly much but it was very one sided.. As my husband was not fond of Marlee due to her not being good with our goats, chickens and ducks. I literally fought for Marlee to stay with us for almost 2 years and the last time she got a hold of one of our ducks and I knew if I kept her I would end up in a divorce. So at that point I had to make the most hardest decision of my life and surrender her. I screamed and cried at the shelter, I cried for days, I still look for her every morning when I walk outside, I dream about her frequently.
You honestly don’t know what this means to me that one you adopted her and that two you contacted me! You have lifted this massive pain from my heart!
Now that I got all of that out let me tell you a little bit about where Marlee came from- her mother used to hang around my husbands work and when she had her litter she would wonder the roads (unfortunately it is a bad area and lots of dogs are wondering around out there and the shelters are to full to care about picking them up, this is in GA.) so one day my husband saw her and one of her puppies ran out in the road and got hit (Marlee) another employee ran out and grabbed her and turned her into the shelter. My husband sent me pictures and I was in love. I immediately started contacting the shelter in GA and they gave me the run around for a week. Finally they told me if I brought them $80 they would spay her and let me get her. She was infested with fleas but fortunately she had no injuries from the hit. We got her all cleaned up and the vet estimated her to be 9 weeks so I made her birthday March 28, 2013.
She was initially to be my daughters dog (she was 1 at the time) but Marlee and I developed a bond and I think that is something else my husband hated since he wanted her to be my daughter’s dog.
It’s funny because I couldn’t get her potty trained for the life of me when she was younger and then she started to live outside (we have 389 acres that she ran freely) she absolutely loved that but we had a really bad ice storm 2-14-14 and she had to stay in for 4 days (she never had one accident!!) so I always said she potty trained herself she is an excellent Hunter and loved to ride in the back of the truck around the land or in the golf cart.
I’m not sure about the gas stove, she has never been around one. Does she act scared of it? She wasn’t scared of gun shots or my husband has a race car and she loved being around it and going to the races.
As soon as I read your email and quit crying I called my mom and told her that Marlee was okay and that I could quit hating myself and she said “good things happen to good people!” I just knew I would have to live the rest of my life wondering if she ever made it out of that dreadful shelter. I’m telling you, you have made my life!! Thank you for being a wonderful person and caring enough to contact me! She truly is an awesome dog but that has faults that I guess our family couldn’t deal with but clearly there was a much bigger plan for her in life! Please do not hesitate to stay in contact with me, I would love that!
I am going to send this email (sorry it is so long) and then I will send another email with pictures attached. I am sorry to here about your Sadie and yes they do resemble a lot!! Thank you so much for the pictures, I will truly cherish them!