That was the end of it, or so I thought. A week or so later, the rescue contacted me again. This time a home visit was needed about 30 miles from where I live. That was an easy request to fulfill, especially when I met the potential adopters. I felt very confident that they would give the dog they wanted to adopt a very loving and wonderful home. The adoption proceeded as planned and now one more unwanted dog has a home – exactly as it should be.
Unfortunately this is all too common, as many times people do not realize what some of these animals have been through and are not willing to spend the time or put in the work to make them whole again. After checking with my boyfriend Matt who would be called upon to help me now and then and being told I had his support, I said yes. I would be a first time foster for a girl named Gorda which means “fat” in Spanish. I really do not like the name but she looked pretty cute and I was told she likes other dogs. The way her temperament was described, I thought she would be compatible with Mickey so I decided to give it a try.
I have also discovered that she is already very attached to me. She stays right by my side, seemingly happy to have a comfortable place to sleep, regular meals, treats, a yard to hang out in and even a foster brother that annoys her sometimes.
I am excited for this new adventure into fostering, I have no idea how it will turn out, but I am optimistic that the experience will be a positive one and that there will be other foster dogs in my future. I know it can make a big difference in the life of a dog to be in a home as opposed to a boarding kennel, or worse. I hope I will make a difference in this dog’s life and that she will be happy here.
And if you or anyone you know is looking for a sweet dog that will love you with all her heart, I have one right here. I would be more than happy to introduce her to you.