Sunday, March 14, 2010

Foster dogs update

- Pooh Bear met a prospective adopter today. No clue on whether he will actually decide to give her a home. He's going to sleep on it for at least one night, which is good. And he would totally change her name, which is also good. ;-)

- Still keeping Pooh Bear and Crystal mostly separated from our dogs, even though we know that they've all been exposed to the contagious bacterial thing. Angus is showing signs of possibly needing another round of antibiotics. (Pooh Bear has improved drastically since starting antibiotics on Friday.) The other two seem to be okay... for now.

- Speaking of those other two girls, they got into a little tussle today while we were all having some backyard time. Nobody's hurt, but it's another reason to keep the Main Dogs and the Temporary Dogs apart much of the time.

- I'm back into an "I'm not sure I can do this again" phase. The trouble is, when my house is down to two dogs, that means there's room to help another one. It's not convenient, it's not easy, but it saves a life. And I know it's going to get harder to find homes for dogs once everybody I know who might want a dog has taken in one of the ones I've fostered. This is serious Crazy Dog Lady territory here.


RevAnne said...

I feel your pain. My break from fostering came easy; I moved into a living situation where foster-pet-kids were not welcomed by my house-mates (most notably the felines, but the people weren't in love with the idea either). But taking a break is better than burning yourself out on fostering. It will make you sad on occasion, but shouldn't make you miserable. I'm praying for you!

Michelle said...

You remind me of that little starfish dancer on the beach story. You know... you can't save them all, but you can save that one. ;) Even if you take a little break now and then, you can take heart that you have helped lots of pups.

DogBlogger said...

RevAnne, thanks for your empathy and prayers.

Michelle, I rely very, very heavily on that starfish story! Thanks for reminding me of it again.

Michelle said...

My dad used to wear a starfish pin all the time when we wore his suit. It was his favorite story to tell his teachers at the beginning of the year. Then he would hand out gourds and have each teacher decorate the gourd they got. Some were ugly, some were cute. He told them to think of that gourd as the one student that really needed them. They didn't get to pick, and some were not perfect, but they were all unique and special. Maybe you can think of all these problem dogs as that special one that needed you. :)

DogBlogger said...

Your dad was a pretty cool principal!

Mary Beth said...

What they said. It's ok to take a break. It's good.