Blast from the past: Stevie Wonder update!

Those who have been with us since summer surely remember Miss Stevie Wonder, the most gangly and tiger-striped of pit bull dogs to ever cross our threshold. Fostering Stevie was an absolute riot. She was full of bubbly exuberance, had a tail that could put a dent in titanium, and adored our Chick with a passion that rivals the world’s greatest love stories.

Last week, before we left town, we got a quick visit in with Stevie and her new family — one of the benefits of living just three miles away. It’s always fun hearing about how our fosters are doing in their new homes, but seeing them happy, bouncy, and comfortable in their forever homes is something else entirely.

Needless to say, Stevie is doing great. She is enrolled in class at the Washington Animal Rescue League, she goes for long walks with her family every morning and evening, and she gets to chase her beloved tennis ball down the deck stairs and across the yard every evening after school. Her darling brother Henry and mom take turns throwing the ball, and Stevie chases it with glee. We’ll let the photos do most of the talking here, because they really show the sweetness of her new family — from the big squeaky tennis balls they loyally buy her and let her destroy, to the “upside down kisses” that Henry likes to demonstrate with Stevie.

One funny little story that doesn’t come through in the pictures: Stevie loves all dogs and gets waggy and happy when she sees any dog on the street. But when she sees another pit bull type dog, she goes absolutely bonkers with wiggles and happiness. Perhaps a trait she learned while living with us? Who knows!

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22 responses

  1. THAT LOOK OF JOY AND HAPPINESS ON LITTLE HENRY’S FACE IS INSANE! I WISH I EVER LOOKED THAT HAPPY AND I THINK I’M ONE OF THE HAPPIER PEOPLE I KNOW!

    Stevie looks like life is really going great for her! Great job finding these people!

  2. Yippee! It’s Stevie! My sistah from another mistah! Oh, I’m so very happy to see that SHE’S so very happy! What a Most Wonderful family she picked out for herself. Good going, Stevie!

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

  3. Well this sure brightened up my morning! I swear, my eyes get a little misty anytime you update us on a former foster. You did awesome things for your community and I’m so excited to read about the great things to come in Texas!

  4. Oh my gosh….this makes my day. Looks like Stevie hit the jackpot with her new forever family. And Henry….what a cutie. You can see how much Stevie and Henry love each other. So happy for all involved!!

  5. I love getting these updates! It’s great to know that Stevie is happy in her forever home.

    Safe and happy travels to you!

  6. Has deathing tennis balls replaced deathing sticks?
    Every Henry needs a Stevie and every Stevie needs a Henry. I’m a firm believer that little boys should grow up with a dog to cause mischief with. Looks like both Henry and Stevie hit the jackpot.
    I love seeing them all so very happy xox

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