It was a happy day in Hermit-Ville a week ago. Our newest visitor, in our lives for only a week, found her forever home.
Phoenix, a gentle shepherd-mix dog with bottomless eyes, survived a horrible fire that claimed the life of a child and injured many others in a San Antonio apartment complex fire just about a week and a half ago.
While the remnants of the apartments smoldered and residents and fire crews left the scene, she had stayed in the rubble, waiting and watching, but no one returned for her. Sam left work during the day after hearing about her online, scooped her up and brought her home. She fit right in to HermitVille.
Initially a little timid, she made friends quickly with our pack and started to learn basic Doggie Manners. She’d never had any training and was like a blank slate.
With the help of a good friend, Kelly Reid Walls, who is an animal activist and an absolute angel, we got Phoenix her shots and micro-chipped and then spayed in preparation of a good home.
And one of Sam’s students in Austin made the drive down here to meet her. He has several dogs of his own, but decided that she was special enough to add into his pack.
And here is Phoenix, with ghostie eyes, with her new ghostie pals, looking as sweet as can be. Rest well, my dear girl. Now you are home.