Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Three or More... Fluffies
Joining Tam over here:
My blogpost today is about something some of you may not know about me. Not too far back, my family and I were a foster home for a Canine Rescue here in Mecklenburg County (Charlotte). We did this for about 3 years. It was an experience that taught us lots of lessons. We learned a lot about people. We learned a lot about dogs. We learned a lot about ourselves. WE are better people because of it. The dogs we took in, rehabilitated, and loved now have awesome homes, and along the way it was these furry creatures that changed us the most.
If you are looking to add a dog to your family...consider rescue and adoption. Do your homework. Count the cost. Give a deserving dog a wonderful home. Only get a dog for what you can do for it....Not for what it can do for you! They will be forever grateful. It takes work and commitment...but in the end, the payoff is priceless...
In fitting in with today's theme....Here are three or more of some of the wonderful loving foster dogs that shared our home and our lives for a short while in their life journey as they travelled to their forever homes.
Tollie (really loved this sweet little boy - wanted to keep this one)
by the way...this is that little fella today, living large on a ranch in Texas.
Jack our one Senior - he was between 8 or 9 years old...WHAT a sweetie.
Nicklaus (loved this FIRST foster... lovingly Nikki)
Boomer - oh how we loved Boom-Boom...... just could have kept this one (part Dane and very large!!! only 8 months old here, still g-r-o-w-i-n-g!)
Dakota (Kody) This little guy my husband found wandering in the street (dumped)
Miracle (because it WAS a miracle he lived he was so sick and emaciated - his sibling died.) Lovingly Mick! Adopted by a vet and living very well today.
And....drum roll, please...Kobe. This is the one foster we flunked out on. (the golden one - that's big Sam in the background.) This one DID end up staying with us. He was adopted out, ended up coming back ...and the rest is history. He's been all ours now for almost 4 years. He's my cowboy. (a REAL dawg, my hubby calls him) :-)
The families that adopted our fosters still stay in touch and send us updates and photos which just thrills us still to this day. Those doggies were a part of our lives and a lot of invested hours and energy and mega-love. It was a great thing.
If you would like to see the post where I tell about our 5 rescued dogs that are a part of our family quilt, then just click the link below to see their picture and hear their story. As of this date, Sam and Annie Grace are no longer with us, and we miss them very much. We lost Sam in May of '09 to Diabetes. We lost Annie Grace to returning cancer in June of '08.
Missed but never forgotten.
Thanks for visiting. Hope you have a great day. If you have a furry one in your life, give it a BIG hug today.