I had to tell Goosman about Spartacus. Still grieving over Watson, who had passed away only a few weeks earlier, she wasn't sure she could be ready adopt so soon. I understood but I pressed on. I knew he belonged with her. But Goosman worried that she could not bear losing another dog after giving her heart to him.
Davidson jumped in and arranged for Spartacus to get x-rays and bloodwork done to get more insight to his health. Bradford Animal Hospital even offered discounted services to help Spartacus. He needs a dental procedure, but other than that, he looked good to Dr. Bradford for a 2-year-old dog.
Goosman took a leap of faith. She couldn't resist his soulful eyes and silly, long tongue. She agreed that he belonged with her. Davidson agreed to drive Spartacus from the shelter to Raleigh, North Carolina, where she met up with my friend and animal advocate, Erica Pigage. Pigage, along with her friend, Theresa Calior-Hall, drove Spartacus to north to meet Goosman.