Posts Tagged ‘ Indie ’

To All the Boys

December 24, 2011
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Santa's Dress Rehearsal with Ava, Lucky & Alex

What a wonderful year this has been. It’s been full of walks in the park, a road trip with Alex and Ava, and a total of five foster dogs, all unique and all wonderful in his own way. And yes, they were all males. Some I’ve written about, and some stories are yet to come. Thank you my boys, for allowing me to be a part of your universe.   Newton:  My first love. We struggled and learned together. And it was challenging.  It was so very hard to see you move on.  But what a wonderful life you...

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Indie, Installment 3: Devil Dog and Crazy Lady

December 23, 2011
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Indie, Installment 3:  Devil Dog and Crazy Lady

This is the continuation of the story of my first foster, Indie.  It could easily have been titled, My first and Last Foster, but I’m too stubborn (not necessarily in a good way) for that.  If you haven’t, I suggest you go back and read the first two installments before going on to this one. Devil Dog meets Crazy Lady So now I have his attention.  He no longer tries to keep me out of my own house.  In fact, he eyes me with rapt attention any time we are going in or out of a door, wondering, I’m...

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Fostering Indie, or, Not On My Watch

December 2, 2011
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Fostering Indie, or, Not On My Watch

2ndinstallment (If you haven’t read it, you might want to read If You Can Survive Your First Foster before beginning this.) So, we arrive home with our first foster, Indie.  He’s a handsome beast – young, slim,  proud.  I introduce him to Alex and Ava in the back yard and they’re all pretty receptive to each other.  Ava gives me a look that seems to say, “Really?  Another dog to raise?”  They all proceed to mark every bush in sight 2 or 3 times (note to self not to eat the kumquats from the lower bushes).  I wonder, is...

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If You Can Survive Your First Foster . . .

December 1, 2011
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If You Can Survive Your First Foster . . .

  “Mike, I think I’d like to foster a greyhound.” Mike’s face literally turned grey as he sputtered, “But we’ll end up with 50 greyhounds!”  He just knew I’d never be able to let go of any dog we had nurtured and bonded with.  And (trust me on this) there is no way not to become attached once you have accepted, struggled and loved these dogs through their first few weeks of home life. Indeed, after talking with Barbara Judson, Adoption Coordinator for Greyhound Friends for Life (GFFL), I learned there’s a term for people who take in a...

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