Do you all remember the little puppy Madison? She was the puppy I drove to Gastonia, NC a month or so ago to pick up from a lady who found her on the side of the road. If you haven't had a chance to read about Madison, click here to see where her story begins. Well many things have changed since the day I picked her up and brought her back here to Salem, VA. She has been living with her foster mommy Ashley and she has been learning how to live with other dogs, go potty outside, and learn to be social.
Madison finally got an approved adoption application submitted at Angels of Assisi. Her new mom's name is Darci and she lives in the Northern Virginia area. Darci's Dalmatian crossed over to Rainbow Bridge last year so now she is ready to adopt Madison. Darci also lives next door to a deaf Dalmatian that will be Madison's big brother once she goes to live in Northern Virginia. Since it happened to be my best friend's Birthday last weekend (and she lives near Darci), I decided to take Madison on a road trip up North to spend the weekend with her new family.
Ashley and I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for Darci to get to know little Madison. We decided to meet Darci and her friend Marie at the Sunset Hills Vineyard that is located next to my BFF Terri's The Overlook Farm. While we were waiting for Darci to show up last Saturday, Madison got to meet some of the animals at Overlook Farm. The following photos are in order of all the events that happened to Madi and I last Saturday on our road trip. Enjoy!
The Overlook Farm's driveway, to the right was the Sunset Hills Vineyard where the girls (Darci and Marie) got to meet Madison and I for the first time. Before they arrived, Madison and I went and met all the animals on the farm.
The Overlook Farm. We met 27 years ago when we were both hard working bartenders in Northern VA. At that time many years ago, we were putting ourselves through school. We were both dirt poor and now 27 years later you can certainly see what Terri's hard work accomplished. I am very proud of all Terri and all of her accomplishments. No one handed her anything. She has always had a very strong work ethic and you can tell by looking around her farm she absolutely loves what she does for a living. She is also a talented equestrian!
The Overlook Farm's barn and indoor riding arena. Madison and I headed down to the barn to let Terri know we had arrived and then we watched Terri give riding lessons.
Sunset Hills Vineyard next door. They were picking up some wine so Madi and I hopped into the car and went next door for the big "meet and greet"..it was so exciting!
Sunset Hills Vineyard.
Nitro, Lexi, Chris and I are thankful to Nicole Huffman who was the angel who saved Madison from the side of the road. Nicole took Madi to the vet and paid for her to be in boarding until I could get to N.C. to pick her up. We are also grateful to Ashley Leonard and her sweet husband Nic for fostering, loving, and training Madison to get her prepared for her new home. We would be remiss if we did not give a big shout out to Angels of Assisi for being so kind to accept Madison into their rescue on such short notice. Last but not least, we want to thank Darci and Marie for stepping up to give Madison a loving home. We feel blessed to have met and worked with all of these amazing people. We pray that Madison and her new family will be blessed for many years to come.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by to visit us at The World According To Lexi.
Christina, Chris, Lexi, Nitro, Bailey, and Tallulah