|04-08-2014 12:05 PM|
|Bridget||Yeah, just makes you sick. At the shelter, seems like we hear EVERYTHING.|
|04-08-2014 11:47 AM|
|04-04-2014 10:54 AM|
Thank you for fostering/keeping Charlie. Don't know what we would do without foster families.
The folks who are fostering the Corgi are great and the last dog they fostered for us was a senior in poor health and they had her for 1 year, until she passed away.
|04-02-2014 12:56 PM|
Hopefully the senior is able to find a home. They are the gentlest of dogs with so much love to give. We adopted a female senior German Shepherd in December. We started out as a foster and ended up failing lol. We had her only a month and half before Hemangiosarcoma took her from us in the blink of an eye. It was sudden and up until her have never dealt with losing a family member so suddenly. While our time together was short, it was meaningful. It was really tough saying goodbye to her, but I am so thankful we were able to make her feel loved and appreciated during her final weeks. The three pictures below are of her: 2 are of visiting my grandfather and the other with my son who she LOVED.
I hope this senior gets the same happy ending our Charlie was able to have. They all deserve that.
|04-02-2014 11:40 AM|
|04-02-2014 10:25 AM|
|Bridget||My husband got the old Corgi into a foster home! Yay!!|
|04-01-2014 11:08 PM|
Please don't give up on the old ones. They often rehome beautifully, wanting nothing more than a soft bed in a quiet house. "Fospice" situations do exist -- and sometimes there are even great adopters.
We've found homes for 2 geriatric GSDs this year with my rescue, and we partner-rescued (with another rescue) to save a third. All were over ten, one as old as 13. All were very expensive to get vetted. All were great, great dogs, with hearts of gold and worth the expense. One of them was a one-eyed, seizure-ridden clumsy old lady. The other two were mostly deaf. All three are VERY loved now, with people committed to making these dog's last days their best days -- and they'll probably live longer just because they're all so stinking happy now.
Seniors are tough foster commitments because they are hard to adopt, but they are the easiest dogs to foster as they expect so little.
|03-31-2014 02:03 PM|
|03-31-2014 01:07 PM|
|Bridget||I chastise myself all the time for assuming I know what is going on in these people's minds and thinking I always know "what I would do" in any given situation. This time, the info I have indicates "didn't have time for the dog." Not much of an excuse if you ask me. However, I am unsure how they had time for 14 years, and suddenly don't, so some of you are most likely right that there is more to this story. Still feel sorry for her.|
|03-28-2014 02:11 PM|
|blackshep||I have no idea how people do it|
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