Buster Brown to Colorado

Buster Brown to Colorado

Once upon a time, there was a Bull Terrier who was turned over to a shelter in Ohio.   He was on death row.

This is how our boy was received at the shelter.  Who paints a dog and them abandons it?  Jerks.
This is how our boy was received at the shelter. Who paints a dog and them abandons it? Jerks.

Our boy spent about a month there, until a Bull Terrier Rescue changed his fate.  It’s difficult to believe he was on the euthanasia list.

I *love* baths.  I'm just a happy boy!
I *love* baths. I’m just a happy boy!

Then, through the incredible work of volunteers, a match was made in heaven!   A family in Colorado, already bullie lovers,  adopted him!  The happy boy was transported to Colorado by A Better Way To Transport (find them on Facebook & sign up!)   A relay of about a dozen volunteer drivers got him safely from Ohio to Colorado on December 19th – 23rd, 2013 – his temporary roadtrip name was Buster Brown.

The first volunteer (BLESS HER HEART!) had *just* picked up a new car before starting her leg of Buster’s journey to Colorado.  Buster didn’t take long before he broke in the new transport car by pooping in her back seat.    So much for new car smell!

A little later… he was on another one of his car rides…

I'm a great co-pilot!  I'm just makin' sure we're headed West!
I’m a great co-pilot! I’m just makin’ sure we’re headed West!

All along the way, as he changed cars and drivers along the relay, he was nothing but a methane/pooping machine – but so full of love and appreciation for all of his limo drivers!

Kissy, kissy, kissy!   As long as I kiss you, you won't mind if I fart on your drink straws!
Kissy, kissy, kissy! As long as I kiss you, you won’t mind if I fart on your drink straws!

One set of drinks needed to be replaced after he gassed them.  lol

This is getting to be a long trip!  I just love singin' Christmas songs on da road to pass da time!
This is getting to be a long trip! I just love singin’ Christmas songs on da road to pass da time!

The volunteer drivers that tripped through Kansas on that Saturday were challenged with some really crappy weather.  The trip coordinator – (Amanda, you rock!) was up late trying to plan the next day’s trips – taking road conditions into consideration.   Buster had a nice slumber party in Kansas and got to enjoy sleeping in a little on Sunday with a delayed start.

I'm a Bronco!  I'm a Bronco!!!!   Oh, this is so exciting!
I’m a Bronco! I’m a Bronco!!!! Oh, this is so exciting!

On Sunday, he got to ride in his second brand new car with Mickey.   Mickey (bless her heart!!! omg!!!) had left Colorado early in the morning, facing crap roads in Kansas, to do a 350 mile leg for our handsome fella.  (That’s 700 miles round trip!) .

I'm almost home!!!
I’m almost home!!!

Isn’t it amazing to see our boy on his travels?   Just think… just a few weeks ago, he was destined to be euthanized at the Ohio shelter.

While so many people were spending their time at the malls, I believe the 20 people that came together for this dog… everyone from the people at the Bullie rescue in Ohio, the adoption facilitators in Ohio & Colorado, the transport people, the people that donate $$$ to help with gas, and the new owners….   just think…. how holy it is to save a spirit like Buster’s!

So at 7 PM on December 22nd, Buster arrived in Denver.

My Denver arrival with Brianna.
My Denver arrival with Brianna.

I was originally scheduled to drive our Buster Brown to the top of the mountains, but after weather delays in Kansas, and to avoid Busters’s new human family from having to do a 350 round trip drive in the middle of the night in the high country,  Jim, another bullie volunteer, was gracious to provide a overnight before Buster meets his new humans the next day.

My granddaughter was all revved up to go do this roadtrip, so after we weren’t needed, at the very least we needed to run to the relay point to meet Buster and give him the gift that Bri and I had made earlier in the day…..

A great embroidery design from urbanthreads.com - with a little personalization to commemorate Buster Brown's roadtrip to Colorado.
A great embroidery design from urbanthreads.com – with a little personalization to commemorate Buster Brown’s roadtrip to Colorado.

We wish you well, Buster Brown.   It’s a heartwarming thing to be a part of your new life!

And… congratulations to Sharon & Paul in Grand Junction… your new boy is quite the treasure and will remain in our hearts forever!   This was a very special transport mission – and everyone involved had a great time!

Wooo hoooo… it’s 11:00 AM on Monday… and through the amazing magic of Facebook… all of us got to see the happy moment with his new humans…

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Gosh, how I love happy endings!    Enjoy your new life in your furever home, Buster Brown!

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