Thursday, February 27, 2014

Daffy the Dog Finds a New Home

I've been on Twitter for a few years tweeting as my cat Boomer.  There are many of us on Twitter tweeting as our animals and a few as their human selves.  Over the years I have met some very interesting and very caring animal people.  Ingrid and Dana are just two of those people.

Ingrid passed away last week from cancer leaving her dog Daffy without a caregiver, however arrangements had been made at some time in the past that Dana would adopt Daffy.  Daffy and Ingrid lived in Kansas and Dana lives in Oregon with her husband and kitty, TSK.  

Originally Dana and her husband had planned to drive to Kansas to get Daffy.  When this came to light three other anipal Twitter friends spoke up and a plan was put in motion immediately.  A relay of sorts was put together where people would drive a leg of the journey and meet up with the next person, handing Daffy over until she met her new mom, Dana.  The trip started Monday and yesterday Daffy met her new family at a specific ronde-vous location and finally last night she arrived in her new home after a 1538 mile journey with very caring individuals.  

Daffy has a new forever home and from the pictures it looks like Daffy and TSK will become buddies in no time.
Dana hugs Daffy

Daffy on the final leg of her journey

Daffy and her new dad, Mr P.

TSK and Daffy meeting for the first time

Time for bed.

I love happy endings.  It is so wonderful that Daffy has a new home and even more amazing how people pulled together to get this dear little dog all the way from Kansas to Oregon.  This is another example of how social media has made good things happen.


  1. Even tho this story had such a sad beginning with Ingrid's illness and passing, I'm so thankful it has a bittersweet, happy ending. It even looks like TSK and Daffy will get along. Thank you for posting this beautiful story.

  2. Anipal people are the best people! Daffy couldn't have found a better 2nd home. Thank you Dana and #4Legs4Daffy for making this possible.

  3. Thank you Connie and Boomie for writing this lovely post about Daffy and Ingrid, and her story how she got here to us. xo