Sometimes perserverance is the key to success! After blowing out of two adoption homes after only one night each, we thought Lucy (a border collie mix girl) might need rehabilitation work. But…..perhaps what she needed was a home that had the capacity and flexibility to work with her special personality. Enter Lyle and Patty Johnson, owners of Roman Farms (www.romanfarms.net) of Prineville. Lucy now lives on 20 acres with Lyle and Patty and their Yorkie Buster, 5 cats, multiple lamas, alpacas, miniature horses, chickens and one filly. It wasn't easy at first. Lucy was put in the horse trailer the first night and got out. They put her in the fenced 2 acre yard and she got out in multiple places, they tried the 3 car garage and that was a "no go" from the start….So they then decided she could decide what she wanted to do — they left her out on the back porch, went to bed, and woke up to find her right there. They have gone to town, left her on the property, free, and she is there when they come back. Lucy gravitates to be with them when they work outside and inside..and loves to ride with Lyle in his truck and goes for 5 miles walks with him in the am. She works on the irrigation with them, mows the lawn with them, and they are watching her to see what she will do next. We are grateful to all Lucy's adopters for giving her a chance, and happy that she seems to have found a situation in which she can thrive. Sometimes being a "second-time-round" dog is not easy — but with perseverance, creativity, structure, love and the willingness of human community members to try, it can succeed. Hooray for Lucy!

Originally posted at Brightside Animal Center’s Facebook Wall: Sometimes perserverance is the key to success!

After blowing out of two adopt…