UPDATE: HARMONY WAS ADOPTED! Thanks, everyone! And if you were the one who adopted her, just know that I’d love to reunite Riley and Harmony for a playdate or something. Leave a comment or contact me via the form.
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Okay, I’m gonna tell you a little secret, but you have to promise not to tell Riley. Promise? Good. Here it is: When we first saw pictures of Riley’s litter, I thought his sister Harmony was the cutest. Shhh!
Fortunately, she was already on hold when I called the shelter, meaning only Riley (called Hasbro at the time) and his brother Hellmans were available for adoption. We went to visit them, and really all three were darling, but we knew Riley was meant for us when he gnawed on my shoe and then on Andy’s watch. (Yes, watch.)
We couldn’t be happier, of course, but last week I learned some sad news: Harmony (and her housemate Buzz) were returned to the League for Animal Welfare due to economic circumstances. LFAW is a wonderful no-kill shelter, so she’s not in any immediate danger, but it breaks my heart to see her back there instead of in a nice home with a loving family.
If you are in the Cincinnati area and have the time/energy/financial capability, please consider adopting Harmony. Based on our experiences with Riley, I can tell you that their mix is very friendly, loyal, and intelligent. She’ll need a good amount of playtime or exercise, but she’s only 20-ish pounds so apartment living (like us) is very possible. You can read more about her at the LFAW Web site.
There are a number of other equally deserving dogs and cats there, so even if Harmony is not right for you, I encourage you to check out other options. And if you ARE interested in Harmony, let me know! I’d be happy to answer more questions about her (based on Riley) and/or meet up with you and Harmony post-adoption.