The O'Shea family with their pets. The most recent addition is The Colonel, left.
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Sharing the love: The Colonel

Ready Carrie Steinweg’s story, Sharing the Love: South Suburban Humane Society expansion helps more families find pets, for more information about the society’s pet adoption program. 

Adopted by the O’Shea family of Flossmoor 

  The O’Shea family
  with their pets. The
  most recent addition
  is The Colonel, left.

  (Mary Compton/H-F 

Although they already had a four-year-old terrier that the family had adopted, Elisha O’Shea said they thought he could use a playmate or a “canine companion.” 

O’Shea had planned to go to an event coordinated with the SSHS and Coldwell Banker in Flossmoor to meet some dogs, but heavy rains and flooding in the area caused the event to be cancelled.
A realtor friend of O’Shea’s encouraged her to make a trip to the shelter with her family. They did and her 8-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter zeroed in on a Chihuahua mix that was about a year old. 
“They’re in love with this new guy,” she said.
He had the name Andre when they adopted him and thought they’d keep the name. Her son liked Andre. But her daughter was partial to the name Dijon. They compromised and settled on Dijandre and then lengthened it to Colonel Dijondre Mustard, but they usually call him “The Colonel.”

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