Imagine our surprise this afternoon when we brought in the mail and there was an Express Mail envelope addressed to Peyton!
Some weeks ago, a man in Florida (a lawyer, as it happens, but that’s not particularly significant to the story) saw Peyton on our adoption web site and was really touched by the caption below one of the photos of Peyton. (The caption reads “I would love you more than you can imagine.”) This gentleman contacted us and said that his circumstances do not currently make it appropriate for him to adopt a dog, but he is very interested in Peyton and wants to help in whatever way he can.
Well, that wasn’t idle chit-chat. Among other things, this lovely man has offered to donate a new laptop to Sheltie Rescue (that’s in addition to the man from Houston who offered to do the same thing).
Today’s envelope for Peyton contained a nice note that I read aloud to Peyton while he sniffed the envelope. It also contained a very generous donation of $150 with the request that we use it to get something nice for Peyton. At the moment, I can’t imagine exactly what we’ll spend it on, but we’ll probably put it to good use for dog food, medical bills, and a special toy for Peyton (who has recently really started playing with tug toys and bringing them to us to tug with him).