Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy Gotcha Day, Queen D!

A year ago a saw a picture of a dog and fell in love.

 Diamond was located at the NYC shelter and scheduled to be euthanized but a rescue was looking to confirm a foster to save her. I quickly emailed them and offered to take Diamond into our home. I received an email back from Chris Hughes, co-founder of the Mr. Mo Project. He asked me some questions, but the one that stood out was "are your dogs friendly?" Uh, well... Corbin wasn't an easy answer to that question or the answer most rescues want to hear. Chris called me and I pleaded my case about how although Corbin was a jerk to introduce with other dogs, we had been a successful foster family. Chris gave me the benefit of the doubt and the wheels were in motion to get Diamond here. 

When she arrived, I went to the vet office to meet her. I walked into the tiny quarantine room and D jumped up and wrapped her arms around my waist. I knew in that moment that my crazy impulse reaction agreeing to foster this dog was 100% right. 

1 year ago today, Diamond came to our home. Over this past year we have nursed Diamond back to health and decided that she was home right here with us. I've gotten to know Chris and Mariesa and come to love these senior dogs they save. Eddie (I'll introduce him soon!) is our 46th foster dog and our 6th senior foster for the Mr. Mo Project. I'm so proud to be a small part of such a great dog rescue. 

Here are 3 amazing before and after photos to show just how far our Queen D has come. 

"Every dog has the ability to change your life, if you let them." I believe that whole heartedly in regard to Corbin, but I see the change Diamond has made in my life, too. She's opened my eyes to the beauty in senior dog rescue and adoption. Nothing compared to earning the love of a senior dog. 

Happy Gotcha Day, Diamond!


  1. Thank you for all you do. I see a huge change in Diamond in your pictures and you've made a world of difference.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Forgot to say Happy Gotcha Day, Queen Diamond!

  3. Happy Gotcha Day Diamond - we can see how much all that loving has helped you and we hope the rest of your life is filled with even more loving

  4. Beautiful! Happy Gotcha Day
    Lily & Edward

  5. Wonderful!!!!! Those pictures say it all. Thank you so much for loving her and following your heart.
    stella rose and momma

  6. Such a beautiful girl! Her eyes say it all! Happy Gotcha Day, Diamond!

  7. Wow, what a transformation! Amazing how love and kindness and care can make such a huge difference. Thank you for all your hard work with fosters past and present!

  8. You are such a beauty, Diamond! Happy Gotcha Day to you♥

  9. Happy Gotcha Day Diamond (you be looking greate!) and Happy Noo Year!

  10. Happy Gotcha Day Diamond!!! What a wonderful set of photos that you shared. Thanks for the share. Have a fun rest of your day with delicious treats.
    World of Animals