Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I'm losing a fur-baby tonight.

It's official. Jack was adopted tonight. Coming home to only one dog was by far one of the saddest things I have done in a long time. As a foster mom you always know it's going to happen, but that doesn't seem to matter. Every time I leave a dog behind with their new family, a little part of my heart stays behind. You know there are always other lives out there that need saving but at that moment all you know is that you are leaving one of your babies behind. That sucks. Especially when they look at you with those big eyes, asking you why you are leaving them behind. You know that in a week they will have fully acclimated to their new home and all will be well, but right now it hurts. Bad. 

He has a great new home and one that I am certain will stick this time. They are willing to make all the necessary changes to help him be the successful dog that he can be. He will have a great life. 

Another dog will worm his/her way into my heart, I know that. 

But for now, Cody and I are going to cuddle into Jack's favorite chair and mope a little. Because we can. 

1 comment:

Ms. Florida Transplant said...

That's so exciting that Jack found a forever home! I've been hoping he'd find a good one. Congrats on a successful and entertaining fostering!