Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF Fri-Yay/Good News

Today’s good news story comes from the People Magazine newsletter. You may have already seen it, but if not, it’s a good one. Here it is verbatim.

PHOTO: LAKE HUMANE SOCIETY

Ohio Dog in Shelter Over 2,555 Days Finally Finds His Forever Home: ‘Flip Is a Very Loving Dog’

Flip’s new pet parent told PEOPLE the rescue dog is adjusting well to home life and recently enjoyed his first nap in a big bed.

After spending years in the shelter system, Flip the dog has a forever home.

On September 16, PEOPLE shared the black-and-white dog’s story. At that time, the 7-year-old rescue pooch had spent over 2,555 days in Ohio shelters waiting to be adopted.

Jennifer Schorr, the associate director of the education division at the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, heard about Flip’s situation through a Facebook post. Having lost her beloved German Shepherd to illness a few months ago, Schorr wasn’t looking to adopt a new dog right away.

“But when I saw Flip, he melted my heart, and his story melted it even more,” Schorr told PEOPLE, adding that she knew she wanted her next pet to be an older dog “that needed some TLC.”

Enamored with Flip’s sweet face, Schorr reached out to Lake Humane Society to ask about adopting the dog, who was in a foster home at the time. The shelter told Schorr that they didn’t know much about Flip’s history, except that he spent time at a shelter in Youngstown and likely experienced abuse early in his life.

Flip the dog finds a home after over 2500 days in the shelter
JENNIFER SCHORR

To ensure that Flip and Schorr would be a good fit, Lake Humane Society asked Schorr to visit the canine, so she made the 3-hour drive to the shelter to meet Flip face to face.

“They told me he might not warm up to me at first, but it was just the opposite. He came and sat next to me, and he even gave me kisses,” Schorr said of her introduction to Flip.

After this first adorable interaction, Schorr met with Flip again and then had the dog visit her house in Pataskala, Ohio.

“Flip trotted right in and made himself at home!” Schorr said.

Flip the dog finds a home after over 2500 days in the shelter
JENNIFER SCHORR

Schorr’s residence is now officially Flip’s home, and the pup has continued to amaze his new owner with his warm, welcoming personality.

“Flip is a very loving dog and loves to cuddle on the couch with you,” Flip’s pet parent shared.

And while Flip is still nervous about some new things, Schorr is content to “go slow” with the dog and let him adapt to home life at his own speed.

“We take walks around the neighborhood, and he is the perfect dog. He is adjusting very well to being out of the shelter. He actually slept with me in bed the other night for the first time ever in his life. He was in heaven!” she said

Flip the dog finds a home after over 2500 days in the shelter
JENNIFER SCHORR

“I am confident Flip will be just fine living with me in his forever home. I love him so much already,” Schorr added.

Schorr also said that she hopes Flip’s story inspires others to adopt their next pet, so they can experience the companionship that blossoms after you save a life.

“There are so many loving dogs that just need a chance to become your furry friend. Some may need more care and attention than others, but they all deserve it. The tail wag, kiss on the cheek, or smile on their face lets you know how much you are appreciated. It is never too late β€” Adopt!” Schorr shared.

The good news here is that Flip is now in a loving home.

Today’s JohnKu talks about pets. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Pets by John W. Howell Β© 2022

You can buy a pet,

But so many need good homes . . .

Adopt one

120 comments

  1. What a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing, John. Have a wonderful weekend πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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  2. Soo heart touching, and i love him too. He is also hugging pillows. Lol Best wishes for a good weekend, John! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. He seems very happy. 😁

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  3. “…nap in a big bed.” Perfect. Every dog deserves that.

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    1. I know right? That is heaven. Thanks, Dan.

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  4. Another wonderful inspirational story, John. I look forward to your Friday posts, they brighten the weekend every time. Great haiku as well. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. That is the best news to hear. πŸ€—

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      1. Indeed. πŸ€—

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  5. Just the tonic we all need to remember to BELIEVE in the desired outcome! ❀

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    1. We have to believe. Thanks, Annette.

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  6. I’m confident he’ll be happy in his new home too, John. Thank you for showing us the better side of people.

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    1. Part of the story I didn’t understand is the fact that in parts of the country there are no strays and the pooch could have been transported to them years ago.(There are groups that do that) So no matter there is a happy ending. Thanks, GP.

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  7. Aww…what a great story. Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  8. Another wonderful story. Hanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thanks, Craig 😁

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  9. Wow! Seven years in a shelter. Flip was just waiting for his perfect home. Looks like he’s settled in nicely.

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    1. I hope he lived it up. Thanks, Joan.

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  10. That is a long time to spend in a shelter. So happy Flip found someone to love him. What a face! How could he have been resisted so long?
    Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story, John. And happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks, Dale. It was a good story.

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      1. And one that has to be close to your heart as you always get rescues… Which, should I lose my mind and get another dog, I will do, too.

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      2. Yes it was. Thanks, Dale.

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      3. πŸ™‚

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  11. What a heartwarming story. This phrase is so powerful β€œ experience the companionship that blossoms after you save a life”. Saving a life. I am glad they found each other.

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    1. Me too. I think Flip deserves a chance for sure.

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      1. πŸ₯°

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  12. Very cute dog. Amazed he stayed in the system for so long.

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  13. That story had me in tears. We all deserve a happy ending.

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    1. So true, Pamela. Especially Flip.

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  14. That’s truly heartwarming. I’m so glad he finally has a forever home. I can’t imagine how such a sweet dog was passed over so long. I guess these two were just meant to be together.

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    1. I think you are right, Staci. Thanks.

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  15. Well, now I need a tissue. What a heartwarming story.

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    1. I thought so too, Teri.

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  16. Such great news for Flip. We adopted two rescue dogs since we have been living in Spain and have never regretted it. Lia, at age three, had never lived in a house before and is so happy to have a bed to sleep on and food in two bowls. I love stories like this. Thanks, John.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your story about Lia, Darlene. 😊

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  17. Schorr will get back from Flip a hundred times what she’s given him. My family has always gone with rescue dogs.

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    1. We have too, Liz. I agree on Schorr.

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  18. That’s a wonderful story! Diva Dog was a rescued dog and when the time is right we’ll go that way again to get another dog.

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    1. All our dogs and cats have been rescues. Thanks, Deborah.

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  19. Glad Flip found a good home !

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    1. Me too. Thanks, John

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  20. A great story! Like GP, I think Flip will be happy in his new home. Thanks for sharing this, John. It’s encouraging to see the good side of people. πŸ™‚

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    1. It is, Tim. Thank you.

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  21. So happy for Flip. Everyone deserves a forever home.

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    1. Yes they do. Thanks, Michele.

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  22. Oh my heart. This is such a beautiful story, John. I’m so glad you shared it. I have a soft spot for fur babies, especially those that end up in shelters. If only we could rescue them all.

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    1. I wish I could do just that, Mar. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Really moving story, John. I love reading items like this. It gives me hope not only for all those shelter animals that need forever homes, but for all of us humans as well.

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    1. Well said, Bruce. 😁

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I love that he finally found his loving home. That’s a long time to be in a shelter.

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    1. Yes it is a good thing for sure.

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  25. Awww, What a lovely bit of good news, John. My husband and I are without pets at the moment but would love to adopt an older shelter dog, particularly one with disabilities who will have a harder time finding a home. ❀

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    1. That would be swell, Diana

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  26. Yay for shelter animals finding Furrever Homes! #AdoptDontShop

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Willow.

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  27. Great story, John. All pets should be loved!

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    1. They should be Debbie. 😊

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  28. What a handsome good good boy!

    I was tearing up reading this one, you got me good John.

    PS- Daughter was tearing up too.

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    1. Aww. Didn’t mean to make you cry. But it shows you have a big heart.

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      1. Same as you Sheriff.

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      2. Guilty as charged. 😁

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  29. What a sweetie. Adopted pets are the best.

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    1. They are. 😊

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  30. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Perhaps the long wait was meant to be for both the dog and the owner.

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    1. That could very well be. Thanks, Pete.

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  31. Dog shed a small tear when he read that

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    1. One of those, “Except for the grace of God,” kind of things

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  32. Such a sweet story, John. I volunteer at a local rescue and am privileged to witness happy endings like this regularly. So many deserving animals just waiting to share their love….

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    1. Isn’t that the truth, Lori. Bless you for your volunteer work. πŸ€—

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  33. Ahhhh … you are a sucker for a good good story! Cheers to your promo John-Ku.

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  34. πŸ₯ΊπŸ€—

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    1. Mine too. Thanks, Becky

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      1. Always a pleasure, John!

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  35. Such a heartwarming story, John, and Flip is adorable, not to mention his name. πŸ™‚ We adopted Copper ten years ago; he’s now twelve, and before him, we adopted Lucky Girl. She was with us for ten years before receiving her doggie angel wings. So, it’s wonderful to give a good home to a loving dog or cat that is in dire need. Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend. ❀️

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Lauren.

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  36. I somehow missed this story but the smile in my heart makes it worth the delay. Thanks for sharing such a happy ending story. So happy for Flip!

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    1. Me too, Monika

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  37. So sweet. I love that he took to her and her home immediately. It’s like he knew what was going on. Amazing. I love it.

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    1. Dogs tend to appreciate finding a home. Thanks, Betsy.

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      1. Indeed they do. Such a nice story. Sounds like a sweet pooch.

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  38. A wonderful story John thank you so much for sharing.. My sister adopted an 11 year old staffordshire Terrier last year who has been living the life of luxury and loving every minute. So rewarding and so pleased that Flip has found his forever home. Hugs

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    1. I agree, Sally. I think the family and he will benefit. Thanks for sharing your comment. 😁

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  39. Wonderful, wonderful story. Really touches our hearts.

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    1. Thanks, Don. I’m glad you lied it.

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  40. So happy for Flip to finally have a home. But sad he didn’t have a home for most of his life 😦

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    1. He has many happy years to come. Thanks Debby.

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  41. We need more news of the kind in the international MassMedia. It will change the human mind..& maybe will put an end to wars…Thank you, dear John!

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    1. I wish we could see more, Maria. 😁

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  42. I love a good dog story!

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  43. I love a happy ending!

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    1. Me too, Mark. 😁

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  44. Le sniff, Le Flip!
    Wonderful report! Fab JohnKu!
    I love dogs. I’ve always wanted one, but the universe keeps sending me cats.
    Strays just show up at a door or window.
    One time I had 16.
    My N was not happy. He told me to get it down to 1 or 2. I managed to get it down to 4.
    πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚
    That’s 14 cats!

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    1. Ha ha ha ha. Your N was courting having to find a new home himself. Great story. The most cats I ever had was four. Loved them all. πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸ˜»πŸ‚That’s 14 cats and 15 πŸ‚en and one πŸ₯ƒ

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      1. Jeez… where to put all the hugs and kisses?
        They might be disguised as πŸ‚en, but I see what you are up to!
        I raise you 16 combos πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½πŸ’‹πŸ§½
        Still not sure how to play, but I’ve got plenty of kisses and sponges!

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      2. I have to counter the sponges with πŸ‚en and kisses and one bourbon πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹ πŸ₯ƒ That’s 20 combos

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      3. WTF?
        Okay, tomorrow at Lucy and Twiggy’s post, I’ll have my combos ready for attack…..erm….. presentation! xo

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      4. Yes, presentation is a better word. πŸ’‹

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  45. Another heartwarming story with a happy ending!

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks. 😁

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    1. Thank you Traci. It is for sure. 😊

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  46. Yes, we should adopt pets not buy. Animals in market to sell are not taken care well and their mothers are used as a production machine. And when they can’t reproduce they throw them out. To stop this cruelty we must stop purchasing pets. If you have money spend that to give better life who are homeless.

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    1. I agree. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you for the link, Traci. 😁 Hope you feel better soon.

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