Last Friday was a day of surprise and joy for our beloved Emma.
In a previous post we described how Emma was rescued by BARC – Adopted and loved by Tery Wong – Upon Tery’s loss of job and home, Emma was given to another family in Illinois – When things did not work out, her new family surrendered Emma back to BARC – BARC contacted Sophia’s mom who matched Emma with Greg, her forever-dad – End of story!
But wait, the happiness fairy intervened and Emma’s original mom, Tery found Sophia’s blog on the internet and got in touch with us. And that is how Emma’s joyful reunion with Tery was put into motion.
Back to the visit: Knowing that Emma will be moving to Oregon with Greg in June we arranged a visit for Tery to see her girl before they left. Tery arrived late Thursday and spent the night with Ellie, Berner girl Sophia and Eskimo dog Lilly at Sontheim. Friday morning Greg and Emma arrived at their usual time.
As always, Emma greeted Ellie with a kiss and marched toward the living room only to stop dead in her tracks as Tery came down the stairs. She did a double-take and, as Tery bent down in a tearful embrace, Emma burst into pure joy.
If you have every seen a happy Berner you will get the picture! Emma was all wiggles, woofs and happiness. She could not take her eyes off Tery and of course her dad.
Greg and Tery spent the day exchanging stories about their beloved Emma and we all were surprised about the similarity of their experiences.
As the visit came to an end Emma showed us that she would happily have Tery in her life with Greg. But Tery had to return to Chicago where she was scheduled to leave for Alaska the next morning with her boyfriend Matt. Tery and Matt are members of an expedition which will climb Denali in support of the Breast Cancer Network of Strength.
We wish Tery and Matt a successful climb and a save return! The expedition can be followed in real-time at http://www.denali2010.org