Damnit…I thought I could get through this post without sobbing…..I’m such a crybaby!
Bittersweet. It’s been 48 days since I got the word that Roxie had been severely attacked by her new adoptive family’s dog, who had become jealous of her. Without hesitation, Poz and I anxiously went to pick her up, not knowing what we would find when we got there. She was sullen and obviously in a great amount of pain, with numerous puncture wounds on her neck and face….but I could tell she was happy to see us. Poz rode in the back seat with Roxie in his lap as we made our way back home. 48 days+a neck shaving+bandages+sedatives+some TLC to nurse her back to health and Roxie looks fantastic! Her hair is almost all grown back and her spirits are high! She loves to go for our long morning walks, she throws herself on her back with a crazy face for belly rubs, she has started to love playing with Holly Pancetta, and she is an amazing snuggle-pup! Even her snoring is adorable! So you can see where the bitter part of letting her go fits in. But oh so sweet, in that TODAY, she is being adopted by a great young couple who is very excited to have her join their little family 🙂
Miss Foxy Roxie…I am ecstatic for you! I wish you the very best life – the one that you have deserved this entire time. And while your tiny little brain can’t possibly comprehend the impact that we’ve had on one another – you’ve made me a better person.
I feel incredibly lucky that I am able to foster dogs, and help to give them an amazing life. And while I am sad to see Roxie leave our little nest, I smile through my tears knowing that with her leaving, I will be able to help save another dog down the road.
To steal a passage from the Lucky Dog Rescue Blog :: “Fostering is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. It’s given me more joy, laughter, and love than I deserve. At the end, there’s always heartbreak. But never for a second does the sadness outweigh the joy. Never do the tears outweigh the laughter. And never does the pain outweigh the love. Heartbreak heals… but love is forever.”
Love you Rox!!