On Sunday the 20th for the first time I picked up a rescue dog from transport. A beautiful white Husky, Emerald, left Mississippi on Friday morning and we met the transportation company at Manchester, NH. It was a gorgeous sunny day and right before we left I saw two turkey vultures, the first migratory arrivals, soaring effortlessly in the cloudless bright blue sky.
Emerald was picked out specifically for a friend who came with me to meet her new fur baby. We were both excited about the trip. After arriving at the drop off location and eating lunch we browsed at some marvelous photos my friend had taken of the mountains and Lake Champlain.
When transport arrived a couple hours later Emerald emerged from the back of the truck and immediately starting licking her new mom's face. I gave her some food and water. She ate most of the food and playfully pawed at the bowl spilling the rest on the ground.
Then we headed out for the return trip. As we were driving back to Vermont the sun was setting and the sky was the most intense beautiful shade of magenta with a column of extra bright intensity emanating from the setting sun upward creating a very awe inspiring image with the deep green of the mountains in the foreground. With Emerald resting peacefully in the back seat her new mom asked me if I thought Emerald knew she was heading to her new home. I said yes. As we continued to drive the car felt like it had wings.
It was Spring Equinox, an exciting moment for all of us. For Emerald, now Spring Emerald, it is leaving behind a life of neglect and moving into a wonderful life in Vermont. For Spring Emerald's mom it is once again having a Husky baby to care for and love. For me, it was my first transport trip and the fact that the dog we rescued was being adopted by a friend made it extra special. I will always remember that special day. I am grateful I was able to rescue Spring Emerald, find a new fur baby for a friend, and be able to share our story.