Our Newest Family Member

It’s been a few months since we had to put our dog Butters to sleep, and we were waiting for the right time to get a new dog.

Well the wait is over.

We were fortunate to find out about a dog that was being fostered by a friend of a friend, and when we went to check her out yesterday, we knew she was for us.

Her name is Tinelli, but she goes by Nellie, and she became a part of our family right after we met. As you can see from this picture, Nellie wasted no time snuggling up with our son Pat on the ride home.


Nellie was quickly welcomed into our neighborhood when several fellow dogs (and their owners) all came out to greet her, and then they all went for a walk (which was certainly a better welcome than I’ve ever gotten any where!)

Nellie is the grayish colored dog...
Nellie is the grayish colored dog…

Nellie also wasted no time in making herself right at home by hopping up on to our couch, where she eventually slept all night.


So far, she seems like a great dog, and we look forward to many happy years with her.

So thank you to the kind family that fostered Nellie for a few months instead of bringing her to a shelter, and thank you to Conestoga Village for such a warm reception!

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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