Maybe dogs really do know it all. When I woke up yesterday to Holly and Shay snuggling together, it almost seemed to me as if Holly was bringing her close, to tell Shay – “Hey listen, things are gonna get kinda crazy and you’re gonna go to a new house soon…but trust me, things are gonna be just fine.”
Today, our foster doggie Shay is leaving the nest – bound for her forever home – one that includes a new big fur-brother, a yard to play in, and lots of love from her new mom and dad. We were lucky to have this amazing little nugget of a pibble join our home almost a month ago. She was terrified and trembling in the shelter, but opened up with the gentlest of kisses when I brought her home. I wasn’t looking for a home for her, but like clockwork, her forever home found her. And as I sit here throwing myself a little “pittie party” because I want nothing more than to keep Shay forever, I can’t help but be so happy for her and her new family. I have to thank my Holly-girl for being such a good foster sister. Six dogs have come in and out of our home, in their brief stays before finding their forever homes, and she has tolerated each of them, helped teach them boundaries, and eventually grew to love and snuggle with each of them.
And once again – 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.”
Shay – Happy Adoption Day!! Enjoy this life – the one you have always deserved! We Love You!!! XOXO ♥
I was lucky to have Shay as one of my Valentine’s, but she was searching for her forever Valentine and found them 🙂
The first day Shay came home
Such the attention whore…but she looked so dang cute vying for it!!
All the doggies like to hang out under my desk as I work…Shay was no exception.
Approaching snuggle status….that’s how I know our time with Shay will be ending soon…
I had just gotten word that Shay had a potential adopter. She was pretending to be asleep so she didn’t hear me 😉
Ahhh…the definitive telltale snuggle sign that a foster is about to leave us….Holly shares her bed for some Shay-snuggles