Sunday, September 29, 2013

hanna's flight


Six weeks ago a scrawny, skiddish, flea infested, little caterpillar of a dog came home with me. So many unknowns as I walked her out of the animal shelter that day. But she stole my heart and that I knew she would do. The distance Hanna has traveled in such a short time, is so remarkable that I'm having a hard time keeping up with her. She conquers milestones daily and now that she has the opportunity, she is emerging into becoming the guardian it seems she has always longed to be.
Hanna in training by our seasoned guardian, Reina
 The past couple of weeks Hanna had her spay surgery, received the rest of her vaccinations and has recovered beautifully. And besides a guardian for the sheep, goats and chickens..she's also become a companion for me.
on the way to see her Doctor for her spay surgery
after surgery and getting pampered a bit inside
a day spent with Hanna is always a good one
I absolutely adore Hanna and the feeling is mutual. Her loyalty to me quiets my world and brings tears to my eyes. Dogs are brilliant creatures. They can leave me speechless like nothing else can. Because of our bond, it has been a pull on my heart whether or not to make our farm, Hanna's permanent home. My heart says she stays but my mind knows there are many farms that are in need of a good guardian, farms that are suffering livestock losses. I received numerous calls and emails from farms that needed Hanna. Farms where Hanna would not only be a companion for their herds and the humans but she would be filling a job that is desperately needed. Since Hanna is one of several guardians here, I sift through the inquiries and find the right farm and make the decision to let her go.
The next blog post will show Hanna on her new farm, so if you're a Hanna fan, stay tuned and think of us this week as we spend some last moments together and make this transition with her. Hanna's about to spread her wings and fly..

More of Hanna's story can be read here:

Saving just one dog won't change the world, but surely it will change the world for that one dog