What Fred Taught Me…Part 3

Fred Adopted

Most importantly, Fred taught me to accept and be happy with a happy ending… even if I’m not in it.

After realizing Fred was not my next four-legged friend, we quickly had a meet and greet with two interested parties! One of the potential adopters stood out right away. She let the other woman interact with Fred as much as she wanted. D, like me, was interested in the dog, his behavior, how he handles situations, etc. She didn’t need a love at first sight moment. She quietly watched him play with a friend, observed his ability to settle…as to just be Fred! I felt if I couldn’t have Fred, D certainly should. Next step was a meeting with her guy and her female pit bull, Etta, an alum of  Animal Farm Foundation.

Meeting one was not love at first sight (remember Bird didn’t fall in love right away).  Etta was a girl and trying to push Fred’s buttons. I think Bird and Etta couldn’t believe Fred was so calm and easy going! Etta had lived with a male pittie before, so we knew she could do this.


Second meeting was a huge success. Miss Etta realized he was the real deal. Fred showed no menace and within hours she was sharing her home, bones, and a yard with the meathead!

He made himself right at home. Leaving Fred with his new forever family was indeed a very happy moment. Introducing Brody (fka Fred):

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A special, “Thank you!” goes out to Deja Foundation for covering Fred’s medical care for us and to Hounds on the Hudson for caring for him for a week.