|Gino - such a great little passenger.|
Saturday was another transport day for me. I have a special place in my heart for the dogs classified as “bully breeds”, so I was very happy to be able to participate in Gino’s transport. He was pulled from a shelter in the lower part of South Carolina, where his prospects were very dismal, by a rescue group and is now in a foster home in Wisconsin.
A lot of people worked extremely hard to make Gino’s transport come together successfully. There was a lot of networking going on to get all of the legs filled, and someone kind enough to let him stay at their house overnight. This was one of those transports that really restored my faith in humanity; dozens of people, most of whom will never meet, working together to save a dog who’d been dealt a very bad hand. It was a great feeling to be a very small part of that, even if only for an hour “leg”.
Gino was an excellent passenger and one of the most loving dogs I’ve driven. He isn’t in the best shape physically, but he has a wonderful personality, and seems to crave human affection. He just wanted to constantly be petted and touched, and by all reports was always happy to meet his next chauffer.
This was also the first time my mom has ever come with me on a transport. She came along for the transport, and then we had an afternoon together at the local tearoom and did some shopping. It was nice for us to have a mother and daughter afternoon, and I think it was a good experience for my mom to see how the volunteer transports work. I think now she understands why it’s something that is so important to me.