Well, BARC has done it again and I am so very pleased to report that the transport from Buffalo NY to Wisconsin came off exactly as planned. Our new BARC Berner is home and we have spent a succesful first night together.
After five years with his original adoptive family in Rochester, NY, Riddick (now Sam) was returned to BARC and placed into foster care with a BARC family member until it was decided that he would make a good match here at Sontheim. As chance would have it, we were in need of an easygoing Berner for our Sophia who was starting to regress after Emma moved away with Greg.
While Riddick’s transport from Upstate NY to Wisconsin was in the works I decided that he would need a new name upon joining our family. I am a Syfy connoisseur and have watched “The Chronicles of Riddick” several times. Needless to say, it is an interesting movie and it’s protagonist Riddick is a formidable character. Our berner boy, however, reminds me of Dr. Zeuse’s “Sam I am”. He is the sweetest goofball you ever want to meet and much to my surprise, he has accepted his new name right a way.
We met Sam’s foster-mom Jacque, and the two other ladies who brought him from Buffalo, at the Cadiz Springs Recreational area near Browntown, Wisconsin. BARC member Patti and her husband Greg joined us there for the joyful occasion with camera in hand and here are some pictures:
Now that our family at Sontheim is complete I want to give a hearty thank you to all the people who helped make it happen:
With gratitude to BARC’s board members for placing Sam into our care! Our heartfelt appreciation to all the people who were ready and willing to help with the transport. Applause for the transport team Jacque, her mom and friend.
And last, but not least, a big thank you to my friend Patti and her husband Greg who drove quite a way to meet us and our new Berner boy.