Will Holly Go to her Furever Family?
After months with us, Holly might leave tomorrow. I have such mixed feelings. I’m so glad Holly may possibly have her own family; but boy will we miss her if she is adopted.
We’ve fostered Ms Holly since mid March – through ear infections, double heartworm treatment, licking out her spay sutures. Through 6 weeks of morphing into a dog rug whenever we put a leash on her; watching us from her “forts” in the woods; to running away when Joe came home from work.
To squealing in delight when we walk in the door; to coming to get petted without us asking; to getting on our bed for comfort…..You’ve come a long way Holly. We’re so glad we were with you during your travels from terrified girl to happy pup.
I’ve watched the applications to adopt come in – no, want to crate her all day; no, want to leave her along all day; no playmate; no fence.
But now there are some “just right” families and one is coming to meet our Holly tomorrow.
I’ve busied myself updating her dog information sheet; ensuring all of her vet records are together. Tomorrow we’ll do a bath (which she hates) as I’m sure she’ll be romping through the yard tomorrow with Harry, Riley, Maddie, Ruby and Anna…..possibly for the last morning.
I’m giving her some extra pets.
I told her some nice people are coming to meet her tomorrow and if she likes them she can go home with them, but if she doesn’t she should tell me.
This is the part about fostering that everyone focuses on. The saying, “Good-bye.”
If I hear “I could never foster as I wouldn’t be able to let them go.” I’m going to hurt somebody. If I had kept the 100+ goldens Joe and I have fostered before,Holly would have been killed in a GAS chamber. She would never be on the doorstep of a loving furever family.
If I have to feel bad for a few days in order for Holly to live…..well then, I’ll just shed a few tears, hug my pups and, I’d usually say, take in the next pup.
But we have another foster, Riley, who initiated a WRESTLING match with Harry in the van yesterday….how cool is that for a dog that is so timid he used to submissively urinate whenever we came near him.
We love you Holly and hope tomorrow is your special day.