… photos as promised! Our latest foster, Sang-Po, has been in his new home since just before Thanksgiving. During a marathon of should-have-been-done-before-Christmas errands done in the New Year, I finally got the new family photos taken. Sang-Po joins BooBoo (a former foster), Kathy and Don in Loveland. Sang-Po is a good boy, a loving boy … but definitely still a puppy and is keeping them on their toes!
During the holiday season, I so enjoy hearing from folks who have adopted one (or two) of our former fosters. Often times the greetings are accompanied by photos, which is of particular delight as many of our fosters came in and leave as young dogs so we get to see how they’ve matured. The blond boy Murphy is now red gold … Elwood has lots of freckles and a new name (Leonardo) … Bubba has a new name (Max), a new canine sibling (Abby) and sports a thick, healthy coat. The greatest gift is, however, knowing they are well loved and an integral part of the new family. To those who shared photos, thank you, thank you, thank you!
It is also a time when we must reflect on these little lives, so much more temporary than our own. Word arrived that we lost Buddy to heart failure. He was our foster from Casper who was placed twice by the shelter in Casper … and returned twice … before landing in rescue in Loveland. He then went on to live in Aurora with Sonya in 2006.
Gone, too, is Ms. Frisky Boots at the grand age of 16-years old. Her elderly owner had died and the family surrendered her in 2004 when it became painfully obvious (literally) that Miss Frisky and the four-year boy in the house could not co-exist. Having met the child, I’d have bitten him as well. Miss Frisky had a long, full life with Roberta and Vincent in Wheat Ridge and I know they are sorely missing her.
So it is we start the New Year. Thankful for the families who share their hearts and homes with the rescues … and tucking away memories of those special dogs who have crossed my doorstep. Soon, very soon, I will welcome two others as they begin a new journey in rescue. Stay tuned!