A post from the momma.At the end of the year, we like to look back and remember all the beautiful dogs we've had the pleasure of fostering. This year, our fostering efforts were a little scattered due to Corbin's mystery pain/illness and a rough year for me and my family, but looking back, it's an amazing number.
See how many you remember!
Here's our recap:
That's TEN foster dogs! And puts us at 26 fosters total since we started. We also had some awesome foster overnight guests...
That's Magic Mike on the left
And little Miss Nicky on the right.
We also had a lot of times when we had two foster dogs at once!
Emmett came to visit for a week while we had Brutus AND Eva.
That's FOUR pitties in the house!
And, Brutus was pretty much part of the family, so we
couldn't say no to having second foster Carly!
Now, I can't say fostering is easy, non frustrating and stress free. What I can say is, this year has been difficult for me to say the least... Corbin has cost well over $7,000 in vet bills on a condition no vet can diagnose and has needed to stay calm for the majority of the year, my mom had back surgery and my dad passed away after a 6 week hospital stay. Free time hasn't exactly been on my side this year, yet we still saved 10 lives.
I'm not standing up on a soap box asking for praise. Praise is the last thing on my mind. The love from these dogs is more than enough to keep me going. Nothing compares to the joy my heart felt when these dogs found their forever home. I love each and every one as if they are my own and a piece of my heart left with each of them.
What I would like to say is... consider fostering a rescue dog. Try it, take one in and see the difference it makes in your life. Find a great rescue in your area (if you live near us, check out Homeward Bound!) and ask them about the opportunities to foster or even volunteer. Give these dogs a chance, a temporary home, a warm blanket and a bowl of food.
Afraid to foster because you'll get too attached? I'm afraid not to foster, because that adorable face pleading for a chance on my computer screen won't get that chance unless someone says yes.
I say yes. Won't you?