Stevie Wonder came to us as a stray with one eye missing and a cataract in the other. His white fluffy coat looked like someone took scissors and just cut clumps of fur here and there. He was filthy. Despite all that, he was not afraid and was very loving.
His picture appeared in the Eagle/Journal and caught the eye of Navy couple. They brought Peachie,their 9-month old poodle mix, in to meet Stevie, and they got along OK. That same afternoon Dad came back to take him home. He brought a new harness and an attachment that fastens to the seat belt. The harness baffled the new Dad, me and Margaret. Stevie was so patient as we fitted him and fitted him and fitted him! Turns out it was defective. Stevie hopped into the front seat instead and was excited and very happy to be riding alongside his new Dad. He was on his way to meet one more family member – an eleven year old son.
They all live in a two story apartment and we cautioned them that they should watch Stevie so he doesn’t tumble down the stairs. No problem. Stevie loves to race up and down the stairs! They tell us that the two dogs are still working it out, but that Stevie is “amazing”. We knew that. We are so glad that Stevie found a family whose hearts are big enough to give a home to a little guy who will likely go blind one day.
Thanks ACF staff for his good care. The dog walkers loved walking him. The great picture and touching bio were what got Stevie into his new home. Thanks for the good work.