The month of March is steeped in symbols of luck and renewal and the Meagher family has one lucky pup who was given a second chance at having a family filled with love.
Patrick, Keri, Conrey, Anne Kate, John, Mary Cile, and their tiny “furry daughter” aptly named Lil Bit and who just might be the tiniest Yorkie ever, make up the Meagher Family. Lil Bit was adopted into the Meagher family in September of 2009, when their neighbor who had recently lost her husband to cancer, had to re-home her three Yorkies. They first met Lil Bit, along with her 2 puppy siblings after getting loose in the neighborhood one afternoon after a work man left their gate open. The 3 pups stuck together and found their way into the Meagher’s yard. The family just had to help and fell for “Ms. Bit” immediately.
But being a family of six requires a certain amount of…organization and planning to say the least. This family is a well-oiled machine and adding another family member, even if only 2 pounds, required a good amount of “due diligence” on the part of Keri. It’s all about gathering the necessary information to feel comfortable with any transition, and Homeward Bound was happy to provide that needed support! There were lots of questions and “what ifs” back then, but now Keri and the family are old pros when it comes to Lil Bit and life with their pup. We often laugh about those early days because you truly couldn’t ask for a better, easier dog.
Although Lil Bit loves her brothers, sisters and her amazing mom- It turns out she is a “tiny daddy’s girl” according to her big brother John! It’s true! If Dad’s around you know where Lil Bit can be found! Sitting in his lap of course or enjoying a “klaw”. What in the world is a “Klaw”? It’s Meagher family code for “walk” because Lil’ Bit is just too smart and a little relentless once she knows the walk is coming! Lil Bit may be small but she has brought copious amounts of love and Joy to the Meagher family.
We asked each family member to finish this sentence: “Lil Bit is or Lil Bit has”; and here is what they had to say!
Patrick “Lil Bit is….my hairy daughter!”
Keri “Lil Bit has brought so much joy to our home!”
Conrey ”Lil Bit is part of our family!”
Ann Kate “Lil Bit is sweet and cute!”
John “Lil Bit is a tiny Daddy’s girl!”
Mary Cile “Lil Bit has a wonderful family!”
What might Lil Bit have to say? “Lil Bit is…one lucky Lil lady with the best family ever!”
Thanks Meagher Family, we’re blessed to have you as part of the Homeward Bound Family!