"Is it Mark and Sue and Sydney?" Scruffy blurted out.
"That's right," said Connie. "They will be here this afternoon.
You have to get up early so we can take you to the groomers for a nice
bath before you meet your new family."
"Yes indeed pretty girl," said Michelle. "We are adopting you.
We are going to keep you furever."
Scruffy and Di had very big feelings of happiness and sadness all
at the same time. "We're getting 'dopted!" said Lady Di.
"I'm going with the family that has tickets to the toy store!" said
"You are moving all the way to Connecticut," said Lady Di.
"I will always love you and I will always miss you," said Sir Scruffy
softly. "If it wasn't for you Sis, we would have died by now.
"Sis! I like the sound of that," said Lady Di. "From
now on, I only want to be called Sissy!"
"Congratulations on your adoption," Rudy said to Scruffy. "We're
all going to really miss you."
"Pawmise me you'll take good care of her," said Scruffy, "and never
let her be lonely."
"I pawmise," said Rudy.
"Pawmise me you'll warn the world about what happens in puppy mills,"
said Sissy, fighting back a tear.
"I'm really happy for you," Sissy told him. "But I'm afraid
I'll never see you again."
"I'll see you at the Rainbow Bridge some day," said Scruffy, "but
that better not be for a long, long time. You take care of yourself and
"I'll try," said Sissy watching him leave to get his bath.
"Only more time that I will see him before he goes."
"Follow the rescue dust," Connie whispered.
"Parting is such sweet sorrow," sighed Michelle. "Love and let go."