Tuesday, October 5, 2010

There's a Rat in our Truck!

Okay. So he's a Rat Terrier, not a huge rodent.  

His name is Digby and he's an adorable cutie patootie.  At least that's what Mom kept saying.  She took all these pictures, so get ready for some cute overload!  We should probably be a bit jealous since he got to ride in our truck with Mom and Dad and they left us at home! Yeah, really, we know!  But, we got over it when we found out Digby was heading to his new furever home.

Here's the story - On MayzieGal's blog, we read about Ratbones Rescue needing help transporting a pup through South Carolina to his new home.  If you read Mayzie's blog, you probably know her brother Ranger came from Ratbones.  We live in SC, so, we thought:  Mom & Dad can do that!  Of course, we didn't really think it through before we mentioned it to them.  For one thing, we had no idea we would be left at home 'cause you know we love a road trip!  But, in hindsight, it was probably better not to torment the little guy with all of us at once!

Mom contacted Ratbones and it was all set up that they would do a leg of the trip.  The schedule was emailed with all the contact info.  All Mom had to was contact the person bringing Digby to our town and the person they were taking him TO - which turned out to be his new Mom & Dad!

Amy brought Digby to our town for the next leg of his Ratbone Relay.

"All right, lady, I said one picture.  Let's get this show on the road."

Digby - looking contemplative.

Didja get that?

Digby with his new Mom & Dad

Hmmm, treats - for me?

Oh, YEAH, I like these folks!

Although Mom & Dad have transported us all over the country, this was their first transport for a rescue and they loved it!  It was a really great way to help out a rescue and it only took about three hours round trip.  So, we weren't home alone too long. 

The Road Dogs


Unknown said...

Yeah to Digby!! He looks so happy with his new owners!

Your parents rock for helping out with the transport!

mayziegal said...

Awwww....Digby is SO cute! (I most especially like his Most Magnificent ears.) And it looks like he's gonna just LUV his new family! Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart and Brudder Ranger's for helping Digby gets to his Most Perfect Home That Ever Was. I'm sending you lotsa brindle kisses!

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. You said he's a fox terrier but isn't he a rat terrier?

Sharon said...

I think this is such a lovely idea and hurray for your Mom and Dad for doing this! I hate to say this, but I may have to take advantage of something like this, when I no longer can take care of my dear Jack and Jill - IF anybody would take them. They are kind of spoiled, don't you know.

Backcountry Brodie said...

I is supposing you be rite to furgib your hoomans considering the circusstances.

Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Angel Hiro and Momma Tea said...

He is most beautious indeed and Yay to your Mom & Dad for helping out. It looks like his new folks will be spoiling him I wish them many happy years together
Molly Momma Tea
x x x x

Brian said...

YAY for sweet little Digby and double hooray for your Mom and Dad for getting him home forever!!!

K9 Katastrophie said...

He is cute!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...


Pawesome job!

Be furry khareful fur Mom says it gets in your blood!


3 doxies said...

Golly jeepers, I don't likes to get emotionals on Tuesdays ya'll!
I was so hopeing dat ya'll would do dat transport when I read bout it on Mayzie's blog.
Thank you so very much fur helping da little guy get HOME! He is gonna haves a wonderful life now.


Road Dog Tales said...

PeeS Everyone - Just to set the record straight - Digby is a Rat Terrier. We first put Rat, then changed to Fox, but we have it on good authority that he's a Rat, so we changed it back!
The Road Dogs

Dexter said...

That is a nice thing to do. Sorry you had to be left at home, but it is important for that little guy to get to his furever home.


houndstooth said...

I love a story with a happy ending! Maybe your mom and dad will let you guys go next time. Digby looks like one happy, lucky guy!


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

OMD, what a wonderful thing for you to let your parents do. I mean, you sacrificed your time with them so another doggy could get to his new home. That is so wonderful, and you found out about the need through Mayzie. Another great thing coming out of our little blogoverse. This is making my tail wag like crazy. Also, your folks got to do the best leg of the trip, right? Delivering the little guy to his waiting humans must be the most fun part. Just wonderful...

lotsa licks, Lola

Levi said...

That's great that Digby found a furever home! He looks like he'll have a great time with his new mommy and daddy! I know what it's like to be waiting for that special family :)
And I am sure leaving you behind was a one time thing.


Anonymous said...

I wish that we could transport but we don't have a regular route :(

Two Pitties in the City said...

This is so great. And I love that you made the blog connection.

Oskar said...

Digby is adorable & my mom person is totally going to find an organization to do this with.

It must have been so fun to take Digby to his forever people!

Nubbin wiggles,

Two French Bulldogs said...

We love hearing transporting, volunteering forever home stories. Good job!!
Benny & Lily

Wyatt said...

Digby says "Thanks", and look how happy he is!


Piappies World said...

That's really pawesome that your Mom and Dad have taken the time to transport Digby to his new Mom and Dad. Reading about these really make us smile.

Digby is really cute and it seems that his new furever home is going to shower him with lots and lots of love which you all guys have too with your Mom and Dad. Yipee! Happy story!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

The Daily Pip said...

Wow, that was so great that your parents helped Digby get to his forever home. He looks very happy!!

Your pal, Pip

P.S.: I am sure they you guys next time!

Life With Dogs said...

Great of you to do this - despite the rodent factor. ;)

Hoke said...

Hoke loves road trips...looking forward to your adventures.

Terrorzinhos said...

Love the photos!
Digby, is soooo cute!
Big kisses and licks from Portugal!

Neeko said...

Awww... Your Pawrents are super pawsome for helping out sweet Digby :o) and very cool on your part to be so understanding.
You guys rock!

Neeko :o)

the booker man said...

road doggies,
your hoomans totally rock!! thankies for lettin' them out of the house for a few hours to help digby get to his new home! :)

the booker man

Prudence said...

That was so great of your humans (and you for giving up some attention time) to help Digby and his future family out! They deserve a whole bouquet of bully sticks. Digby too, mostly because he looks like my best dog friend, Leo.