A wonderful day for my dog Lily

I have two dogs and a cat. Lily, one of the dogs, used to belong to my neighbors, and I took her in when they had to move / transfer and could not take her with them. Last summer the dad and son came back to visit and just a few short weeks ago I got a surprise visit from the son before he left to be stationed in Alaska. ( Airforce )

Chris and Lily

The family has been in Alabama for the last two years, and they will be transferring to Utah at the end of May, so the mom and daughter came back this week to visit friends and neighbors and then drive on up to Erie, Pa. to visit relatives.

What a nice reunion they had with Lily, who was so excited to see them! : )

Lily and Sarah

Lily is the sweetest dog…it was hard for them to leave her.

Lily Sarah and Val

It was so much fun to see their joy in one another.

Lily and Sarah pic 2

When they return from Erie, they’ll be back for one more day to visit and play with Lily.  On this day it was very cold…we are hoping for a warm-up by Friday and a nice long walk around the neighborhood.

This young man and his sister were young children when I first moved to this neighborhood and I can say that this family was one of the best neighbors that anyone could have. It was very hard to see them go. We keep in touch via Facebook but how nice to have them physically return now and again. And as to Lily, she had a very fine day! :)

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13 Responses to A wonderful day for my dog Lily

  1. Lily is a lucky pup – so many people who love her. :-)

  2. Cynthia says:

    Lily looks like such a sweet dog and how nice that her old family could visit. And how nice of you to take her in!
    I’m wondering where you live, or is that something you prefer to keep private?

  3. Cynthia says:

    I just discovered the answer to my question–Pennsylvania!

  4. Jane says:

    I know your friends must be so thankful that Lily is living with someone as nice as you! You are big hearted to take her in, although I would have melted seeing those big beautiful eyes, too. Great pictures of her first family!


  5. Deborah says:

    such a sweet post. I esp. love the picture of the young man with Lily — just beautiful.

  6. Grandma Kc says:

    How wonderful for Lily that they were able to come and visit — and that they will be coming again. Jane is right — you are so big hearted to take Lily in but who could blame you!

  7. Stacey says:

    That’s so neat for all of you!

  8. Nana Diana says:

    I grew up across the state from you, Debra. Just across the border from Elmira/Binghamton NY (grew up in PA).
    How wonderful that your old neighbors came back to visit you AND Lily. She looks like a sweet dog. I bet it was REALLY hard for them to leave her again! xo Diana

  9. What a sweet post. It’s such a happy story and I’m so glad that you were able to give this dog a good home so that his former owners will know he is well loved and cared for.

  10. Poppy says:

    I am glad Lily found a new loving home:) She sure looks happy spending time with her favorite family members once again….she looks sooo adorable in the pictures especially the first one, tender moments! hugs, Poppy

  11. Amy says:

    What a wonderful reunion! Happy faces all around — even the dog is smiling!

  12. Oh my gosh!!! Talk about a win/win/win situation for everyone – sweet Lily, her former owners, and you! Lily is in a home where she is cherished, her former owners have the peace of mind that she is in a good home being loved to pieces, and you get to enjoy Lily every day! I loved this story and you are a hero to that family, and to Lily, for sure!!!!

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