Shortly before Princess would be on the plane with the other two puppies, I took some photos of Saeed with her and his 'Baby Princess' who would be his. These are some of the last photos I took in Shamattawa of the Pack with the two puppies to fly out, Baby Princess, and a puppy that a student wanted.
Baby Pirate and Baby Princess playing with the other pup with Spotty, Joy, and 626 not too far away. At the bottom Saeed holding his pup and giving Princess one of her last hugs before her journey.
A couple days after the first group of puppies began their journey, Princess and the last two pups were on their way to Winnipeg! It was a lot more difficult to get Princess into the carrier to go to the airport and she was quite nervous when we were there. Saeed was with me and our friend Jack (also a teacher) to help and see them on their way. I signed the other papers and had my Note of Surrender ready.
The puppies were in the Tupperware bin, but once the SADN crate came in, the three of them were all comfy and together. Of course Princess was very antsy - it was her first time going anywhere! Princess would get the treatment she needed to rid of her worms and to make her healthy, and she would receive more love in a new home!
The pack was smaller now and even though I was going to be leaving before the other teachers, I still wanted to make sure that the other dogs had a chance to get out. Saeed had also been talking to Katie and they were arranging to have Spotty and Joy flown out to Winnipeg.
Princess and the pups (named Dame and Knight) were picked up by Katie Powell in Winnipeg and it did not take them long at all to feel comfortable and safe! Katie sent me these pictures of them in her home all happy and clean, and Princess got her first real collar!! The last picture is the one pup calmly sleeping beside one of Katie's dogs. Thank you, Save a Dog Network!!
Over the months I had emailed Katie some of the 'glamour shot' photos of the Pack for her to see. She loved them and asked to use one of Pirate for one of her posters! Pirate is famous! He may still be in Shamattawa, but he is a sweet dog and I hope that his poster helps raise more awareness for dogs in need of help and homes!
Princess, Dame, and Knight ended up going to Kat's Kritters Rescue (Pet Daycare and Boarding) in Winnipeg to find foster families and to find forever homes! I talked to Kat Gyo, founder of Kat's Kritters and the pictures she sent me of Princess and the pups...THEY LOOK LIKE NEW DOGS! Princess had her first real bath and they were all SO happy to be in loving care! Dame and Knight were adopted almost immediately and Princess has stayed with Kat - she was even at Pet Valu to help raise donations and awareness for animals in need of homes at Kat's Kritters!
Princess with her pretty pink collar and tag! She, Dame, and Knight were so clean! Happy dogs! Thank you, Kat!
Princess even "killed" a ball!