In the Fall of 2017, Hurricane Irma wrecked havoc throughout the Caribbean and southeast United States. While it’s been a few months since then, many regions are still recovering. People need medical care, houses need to be reconstructed, and misplaced pets need to find new homes.
One of these dogs was Pluto, a hound mix who was taken to Happy Days Dog and Cat Rescue in Michigan after the storm.
Fox 2 News reporter Kellie Rowe ran a story about Pluto on November 29th.
I call this my assassins creed sweater but what else have u got twitter pic.twitter.com/wzuyXt7omo
— Kellie Rowe (@kellierowe) November 29, 2017
She received an e-mail soon after.
“We are so glad you shared his story,” the email read, “We never would have found him. He is just as sweet as he looks. My husband [Gregory Cheesewright] is the biggest Gordie Howe [a former Detroit Redwings hockey player] fan ever. Pluto’s new forever name is Gordie Hound. Haha! Happy Holidays and extreme gratitude for bringing Gordie into our life!”
That letter came from April Cheesewright, one of Gordie’s new owners. When Rowe received the letter, she tweeted out “I’m not crying, you’re crying.” This post has since gone viral with over 14,000 likes and over 3,700 retweets.
this puppy Pluto was saved from Hurricane Irma but kept getting passed over by adopters because he was too skinny. I reported about the v good boy and got an email the next day. ….im not crying you’re crying pic.twitter.com/WCeP7S3Srt
— Kellie Rowe (@kellierowe) December 5, 2017