Transport #35: Betty - The Book of Ramblings
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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Sun, Jun. 20th, 2010 09:30 pm
Transport #35: Betty


It's been far too long since I've done a transport. I always want to do one, but I find every weekend seems to be tied up in something. I think maybe some of it is just wanting to spend time with Dahlia. I work all week and during the school year also disappear some evenings, so my weekends are my Dahlia time. With session every other week, I find it hard to pull myself away from her and do a transport.

But when one comes up for a black dog of a similar size and mix? I couldn't resist. Betty was billed as a lab mix, possibly a purebred. She's definitely not purebred and from the way she moves and the shape of her body and especially her tail, I would guess she's a border collie/lab mix. Whatever she was, she was incredibly sweet! Which is really amazing as Betty's story is quite a sad one. Her people went on vacation for four days and left her tied up outside with no water, no food, and no shelter. She was found suffering from sun stroke and removed from the house. She was taken to a shelter after that where no one wanted her. Luckily someone from the rescue did and so off she was going to Vermont!

I met up with the transport here in Syracuse around 10:30am. I usually take an earlier leg so that I have the rest of my day free, but the transport had 4 dogs on it and I just cannot handle 4 dogs in my little car! At Syracuse, three of the dogs were heading north to Ottawa and one was heading west. I opted to transport the one heading west. Three is still a lot for my little car. And considering the personality of one of the other dogs boy was I happy I only took the one!

When I arrived, I found his huge van already parked there. I knew who I was meeting thanks to the din coming from his car. One dog was barking. And barking. And barking some more. Thankfully it turned out not to be Betty! It was, instead, Mia the pug. Mia was 12 years old. I tried to walk her around but all she did was frantically run around on the end of her leash and bark. And bark. And...well, you get the point. She was a noisy little bugger!

I also met Jose the Chihuahua. The poor little guy was scared to come out of his crate, but once we got him out, he did just fine. I can honestly say I have never walked a dog that small before! Wow it was like having nothing at the end of my leash! He was cute though and very sweet. When I sat down near him he came over to me and licked my hand with his teeny tiny tongue.

Then I finally got to meet Betty. She hopped out of the van and started slinky around, very nervous at first and seemed rather unsure of herself. She moved like a border collie but very much had a lab head and the lab coat over a much narrower body than you'd see on a lab. Beautiful dog! And so sweet. She immediately warmed up to me and started giving me kisses. I got her into the car and she explored it before quickly settling down in the back to sleep most of the way there.

The trip out to Herkimer was very easy and we arrived in good time. Alas, the person who I was to meet was already there. Most unfortunate! I was hoping to have some time with Betty. Luckily we were ahead of the game so we had a bit of time to get some pictures. Now here's the interesting thing. Betty refused to get out of my car. She just laid there and looked up at us like "uh huh no way I'm staying here thank you very much." I felt bad making her move! She did finally and I walked her around a bit, got a few pictures.

At one point I sat down and she immediately crawled into my lab and leaned against me. Ah Betty! I would have taken her home with me in a heartbeat! Such a pretty and sweet girl. Everyone who met her at the transport spot just loved her and couldn't believe she was homeless. I was very sad to hand her off, but finally I had to part from her and then I was on my way home to my own dog!


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angely78
angely78
angely78
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)

1) Oh, she's beautiful!!

2) SEPTEMBER.

3) BABY-TIME NAO SQUEE :-)


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)

1. Yes she is! I just adored her.

2. OMG SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. Congrats Aunt!!


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ink_kee
ink_kee
sethington
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)

omg Jose is so friggin' adorable, I want to take him home with me.

Betty looks a lot like my friends BC/Lab! She sounds so sweet.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)

Betty was adorable and so sweet. I would have brought HER home in a heartbeat if I could have!

Jose was adorable and I'm not really a chihuahua person. He was a really nice dog.


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just_skitch
just_skitch
just_skitch
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)

Awww.. she is just gorgeous! I think you've definitely got her right pegged as a bcXlab.. that's what I see too.

And wow.. a shelter chihuahua that isn't completely neurotic?! He looks like an adorable little guy.. hope he get a good home :).


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)

LOL I know! He was timid, yes, but once you sat down for a moment he was very sweet. I was pretty amazed as pretty much every single Chihuahua I meet his a neurotic mess and many of them have been aggressive.

Many of them have ALSO been hugely overweight and Jose definitely wasn't. Chis are a lot cuter when they're not fat! lol


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a_kosmos
a_kosmos
Scheherazade is my patron saint.
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)

I don't think it's the BBD thing, but there's something about Betty that kind or reminds me of Dahlia.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)

Oh definitely. Especially in the pic laying down in the car. They're a similar mix. We think Dahlia is Golden retriever/BC while Betty HAS to be a lab/BC mix. But they definitely share the BC/retriever mix and the similarity is mostly in the face.


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stubberella
stubberella
Lisa Eskra
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)

Aww, Betty looks so much like Faith in that first picture. I'm so glad she's on her way to a loving home!


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)

Me too! I just wish I could take her home with me! LOL But she'll find an awesome home. They're going to use my pics to advertise her on the site so yay!


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)

*hugs* Thank you!


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)

Betty was so shiny and so pretty. And just such a cuddler. It's hard letting a dog like that go. Honestly, there are some I think "Glad to have helped you but you are SO not the kind of dog I'd want!" But I've been in tears letting a bunch of them go. I'd have adopted many of them and obviously I couldn't let them ALL go as I adopted Dahlia! lol

It's hard but I imagine being a foster is even harder. I only have them for a couple hours. I can't imagine having them in my home for weeks or even months!


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abserdman
abserdman
abserdman
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 10:50 am (UTC)

LOL BETTY HAS KOTA-EARS! Jose is actually kinda cute, and I don't really like small dogs.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)

Haha she really does! I loved her ears. She was just a great dog.

I'm with you on Jose. I don't like Chihuahuas at all, to be honest, but I thought Jose was kind of cute and he was really sweet.


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yesididit
yesididit
yesididit
Tue, Jun. 22nd, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)

i hope betty finds a home deserving of her sweetness!


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