This ADOPTION PUPDATE will give you all the feels! If you own my Pit Bull Flower Power book, you might have noticed a few dogs with a “Still waiting” label next to their photos… Sula was one of them. She and Creasy (who was adopted recently) were seized in a cruelty case 8 years ago. They were held as evidence for a year, and by the time Sula came out of that state of isolation, she was showing OCD behavior (shadow chasing). She was pulled by AZK9 rescue, and even after I photographed her back in 2015, Sula waited and waited.
Last February, I received a message from Kendel (@student_doctor_rae). She and her hubby had been eyeing all the “Still waiting” dogs from my book. We chatted and Sula came up, since the couple lives in AZ. They reached out to the rescue, and a meeting was arranged. Well… as you guessed it, everyone fell in love! Kendel wrote: “From the first meet and greet, her goofy lovable nature made it clear she belongs with us. When we brought her home she quickly bonded with Max and Leo (our other rescue pits).”
For the next few weeks, Sula stayed with the family, bonding with them, adjusting, and everything went extremely well! “Sula’s OCD and shadow chasing has gotten better at home. My husband and I are both medical students and Sula loves being a study cuddler, she’s also had a ton of fun going to class with Mom and relaxing on campus in the sun for picnic lunches. Sula’s talents include banging her tail into walls, rolling in the dirt, SNORING LOUDER THAN ANY DOG EVER, piggy snorts, gentle kisses, big smiles, peekaboo tongue… We love her so much and delight in trying to give her a million kisses per day to make up for the years of little to no kisses.”
I am beyond happy that not only has Sula found a spectacular forever home after 8 years, but that my #PitBullFlowerPower book was the catalyst for that adoption. That makes me extremely proud, and happy for all involved! This weekend, the rescue organized a send off party for Sula (check the video on my Instagram post), and all her rescue family showed up, including Creasy. There wasn’t a dry eye at the party! I am not crying, YOU’RE crying!!!