Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Adoptions and new fosters.


We've had several dogs come and go, and I haven't been able to update my journal here for a little while. Here's an update to keep everyone posted (and as a placeholder to jar my memory when I come back to do entries for our new fosters, LOL)

(Update, Jan 2011: Everyone in this post now has been updated and has their own entry. :) Took me awhile, but it's done!)

Vera: a 7-8 yr old German Shorthair Pointer that was found in poor condition, wandering around the hills outside St George. If no one answers our found ads, she's ours. LOVE her. Super super sweet dog, always wagging and smiling. :)

10-18-10 to 10-20-10
7 Border Collie Puppies, 3 months old. Oh goodness were these guys ever cute! Went and picked them up with another local rescue, and they got to stay at my house before heading to HWAC. Fun, fluffy little pups!

Oakley: Our little health problem. LOL. Rejected from HWAC, being treated for Demodex. Sweet little 4 month old lab/collie mix. He's a blast here, and you can't help but fall in love with him.

Moose: A previous foster who had been adopted by a family in California. They returned him. No fault of his own, they were having a baby and moving. So much for commitment, huh? He's a sweet ol GOOF.

Buddy, Linus, and Kobe. 3 little Poodle mix boys, here for a few days to meet potential adopters. Loved these little guys, and it was SO much fun having little fluffy lap dogs here. All three of them were adopted, and have great homes with their new families.

Sylva: Sylva has been in a different foster home for a few weeks to allow us to regroup, and help us with space issues. We just got her back, and she fit right back in as if she'd never left.

Lady: A 9 month old border collie mix, shelter rescue a couple weeks ago. She's been bouncing around to different foster homes, going wherever there is available space. Oddly enough, even with a bazillion dogs here, we've almost always got available space. LOL. So she'll be here for awhile.

Bella: About a year old, a gorgeous hound. She was found in a coyote trap by some people who kept her for a little while to try and find her owner. Then they brought her to us. Bella had been at AV for a few weeks, before heading to a new foster home. After a couple days there, it was decided that she wasn't a good fit there, so she came here.

UPDATES: 10-27-10

Junior was accepted at HWAC on our last run. He was Wade's favorite at the time, and he is missed. What a sweet little guy. He's been adopted already, and I hope that he loves his new home!

Moose and Sylva both have potential adopters. Moose was on a sleepover last night, Sylva goes on hers today. Robbie will be going on a sleepover this week as well.

Marcus went to a different foster home (Thank you, Filly!) and Sedona will be going to a different foster home today (Thank you, Melinda!) just to ease the load here at my house while we were trying to find spaces for some displaced fosters. It's just temporary, and they may be coming back here eventually, but for now, it's nice to have a place for a couple of our fosters to go.

The puppies are awesome and amazing and adorable. And exhausting. LOL. I wouldn't trade anything for the experience, though. Having them from before their eyes were opened, till now, has been a great adventure. We're finally on a schedule, and they are eating solid food.
Wade and I are taking a couple days 'off', and driving them to HWAC tomorrow. I'll miss them terribly!
I'm a little worried about Annabelle when we take the puppies. She still cares for them, and I think that she's going to miss them as well. :(

It was a bit overwhelming here last week. Too many dogs, not enough sleep, but it's leveling out, and everyone gets along so well. Keep your fingers crossed that all the sleepovers stick and become adoptions. :)

By the end of this week, we should be down to only Vera, Annabelle, Lady, and Oakley. That's a BIG change from last week when I had my little meltdown and was ready to pull my hair out. LOL.
Thanks to all my friends who boosted my spirits and encouraged me to hang on. The ebb and flow can be emotionally and physically exhausting, but it's still worth it.

One starfish at a time.

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