Our adorable?blind Beagle Billy got the best Christmas present ever — a loving?new family! Tracy W. from St. Albans, Vermont, had seen Billy on our PetFinder page a few weeks ago and had come out the previous weekend to meet him and us. Billy was instantly trying to crawl into her lap, as we knew he would — he’s one sweet, affectionate little character! At every vet clinic we took Billy to over the past couple of years, we always wondered whether we’d get him back at the end of the day, because every vet tech had fallen in love with him. So we were just waiting for that special someone to come along and meet him. It took just a few minutes for Billy to seal the deal with Tracy that day!
Billy had been found as a stray — yes, totally blind — in South Carolina in early 2012, and his collar had a tag with the name of his owner and the phone number. When animal control called the owner to tell him they’d found his dog, he denied having a dog! (Lovely people, eh?) Billy’s eyes were bulging from untreated glaucoma, and he was not considered adoptable. Atlanta Beagle Rescue had seen him in the South Carolina shelter and offered to take him, and then immediately contacted us. Our veterinary ophthalmologist at Peak in Burlington removed his eyes to eliminate the pain from the glaucoma, and for the first time in a long time, Billy was pain-free. From that point on he became your’typical happy-go-lucky Beagle, eager to greet each new day, following his nose wherever it led him. In fact, Billy’s motto is, “Follow your nose because your nose knows best!” (Taking him for a walk on a leash can therefore be an interesting experience!)
Tracy, who is a nurse, wanted to be sure she was home for several days when Billy first arrived, so she came back this Saturday to pick him up and take him home for the holidays. She emailed to say that Billy is doing great and had already made friends with one of her four cats, while the other three cats remained hiding upstairs. I have no doubt before long they’ll all be curled up with Billy. Everyone?becomes?his friend.
Billy was already busy on Saturday thanking Tracy for adopting him:
?Thank you, Tracy! What a wonderful Christmas gift for all of us!
Barb Ribinski says
How exciting to get a forever home for Christmas!! What could be a better present for a wonderful dog. Thank you Tracy for realizing that even blind animals can make wonderful companions. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!! Please spoil him rotten and send photos to the Farm so we can see him in his new home.
Oh, such happy Christmas tears for you all! Such wonderful news. Special congratulations to everyone who helped Billy find his way to his loving forever home!
Tonya Allen says
What a lover! Glad to see him so happy in his new home.
Tonya Allen says
The Captcha on the sunrise/sunset post just won’t accept my math for some reason, but I wanted you to know I think those photos are beautiful. The color in the sunset is amazing.
Shirley and James says
So happy for Billy and Tracy!!!
Billy is one lucky dog; what seemed like a dismal situation for him in 2012 and
before, turned out to be a new beginning for him and now a forever after love home with Tracy! Enjoy your new pup addition and please do keep us updated with photos, we couldn’t be more happy for him!
Vicky Harrison says
Isn’t it amazimg how loving and accepting animals can be…..just give them a little love and u have an instant best friend!