It was a joyous yet somewhat sad moment on September 21, 2011, as our Ernie the Pitbull Mix Happy Tails story had a happy ending. Ernie has been through so much since found nearly starved as a stray, spent time in a public shelter, and was rescued at the last moment from death row. After 9 months at Lifeline, Ernie has his forever home!
Ernie has been a canine celebrity at Lifeline since we published the pdf photo story of Ernie and Bert back in February. It was updated this week in September 2012 to include 6 new photos and 2 new pages to document the happy ending for Ernie, and his buddy Bert.
As shown above, Ernie has found true love with his new human parents Eric and Stephanie. Here is what she wrote on their adoption request form.
Before I read a word of Ernie’s story, my heart leaped for joy and had a knowing warmth wash over it that “that’s our dog.” It may sound cliche, hokey or corny, but there are no other words or reasons to describe exactly why my fiance and I chose Ernie. His purpose in our family is mainly to receive a plethora of love, play and affection from two people who simply adore animals of all kinds.
We would love to have him as a link between us, as well as a constant forever companion to join us on our local travels and leisure days. Although our niece does not live with us, we are hoping Ernie will enjoy giving and receiving the love and affection of a bright-eyed little gal.
This is truly a new and happy beginning for Ernie, our gorgeous and friendly male Pitbull Mix rescue dog.
Readers are invited to right click and download his story linked above, or just click the link to read it online. This is a tribute to all the wonderful volunteers, donors, and the medical team who made this Happy Tails story a reality. Please feel free to print copies or email the link to show others that they can make a difference even when a dog appears beyond hope.
Ernie can look forward to a wonderful life! Eric and Stephanie first met Ernie a week ago and were scheduled to see Ernie again today (Monday), but chose last minute to come Friday night. They couldn’t wait.
We are extremely grateful to Stephanie and Eric for choosing Ernie even before they saw his life story. The staff of Lifeline has shed tears over the pain of so many at risk dogs, and now shed tears of joy knowing Ernie has the forever home he deserves.
Happy Tails, Ernie!