So, this is when I get Else's e-mail asking for a suitable dog. In a careful way I called Gaby and showed her the picture of Else and asked her this time; "Do YOU think this is a match for you?" It was better that Gaby chose this time since I had had the wrong judgement twice. Gaby thought right away that this lady would be perfect, since Gaby wants to "work" to heal hearts.
Else was going to celebrate Christmas with her family at her sisters house in Germany "only" a couple of hours away from us. The day came and it was a bittersweet feeling, we had grown attached to Gaby but in another way she needed so much more than we could provide. That feeling flew away when we met Else, I was relived at how much she genuinely loved Gaby.
I took Gaby to my veterinarian Dr Martina for re-checking to be sure that passport and papers were up to date and nothing was wrong. Why would it, two veterinarians had checked her in Italy and the Agriculture Agency (ASL2) had provided her with passport. But I am always nervous. Dr. Martina took out the microchip reader and read off Gaby "Eh, Mia Gaby has two microchips!"
I thought I would faint. I contacted Martina who started to make panic research with the Agriculture Agency , veterinarians and other volunteers. The microchip belonged to a "bad" shelter and the owner hadn't claimed her missing -- and was probably still getting money for her. No one wanted her back in Italy. (That's a relief but boy three nerve wracking days.)
Thank you all for supporting and not giving up. Martina & Pio, All the volunteers at the hospice, All the sponsors that made it possible for us to give her the correct treatment, Dr. Fransesco & Dr. Damiani, The Mercer Family, And all Gaby's friends along the way.....and to her new moms Else and Siv.