Blossom came into rescue a few weeks ago. She met her foster mom at one of our Cracker Barrel meeting places (and I always buy something there!).
She began the trip to Molly's house-- nervous, expectant....
She met Ollie/Oliver, her foster mom's boy. They'll get used to each other.
Blossom was resting under the table--her food and water were there. New places can be scary, but she'll be just fine. She is now eating healthy dog food-- we assume she was given table scraps before, so now she can lose a little weight. She is a "healthy" girl right now!
She likes her foster parents-- she even sat pretty and asked if she could get on the couch with them.
She likes being with people and was content to sit on the porch with Molly. If you're looking for a nice, loyal Peke, Blossom just might be the one!
There I sat, alone and afraid, you got a call and came right to my aid. (Gus came into rescue a year ago.)
You bundled me up with blankets and love. (Gus was in terrible condition when we got him-- he was with Jeanne, an incredible friend and foster mom.)
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug. (Gus was dreaming of his forever home last Christmas. He had waited a long time.)
I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold.
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold. (Gus met his new mom-- I feel like I know her because we have been in contact for quite awhile. I feel like she is already a good friend!)
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend.
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend. (I love this look on love on Gus' new mom's face. Gus is loved by so many of us in rescue. He is a very special boy.)
And just when I thought you'd done all you do, there came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go. I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know." (Jeanne, was so attached to this sweet boy-- it's hard to let them go.)
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss.
Along came a new family, they will love me I know.
They took me to their home, forever to stay.
At first I thought you sent me away.
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear.
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mom, you know I've moved on.
I have a new home, with toys and a mom.
But I'll never forget what I learned that first day.
You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by.
We may never meet again, and now I know why.
You'll remember I lived with you for a time.
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine. - Author Unknown
JEANNE, THANK YOU FOR HELPING, HEALING, AND LOVING GUS-- WE ALL FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM BECAUSE YOU LET US KNOW HIM, TOO. HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN YOUR HEART!
Koko is one of my beautiful foster dogs. She is so pretty, unusual coloring of black and white. Small, loving, and can be "bossy pants" occasionally. Loves to toss toys around and roll around on her back.
You all know sweet Lexie. I love her multi-coloring. And the tongue-- ready to kiss me! They are both here, and even though Lexie is on medical hold, Koko is waiting for a forever home.
My friend, Elizabeth, owns their look-alikes! Rosa Lee and Oliver look like Koko and Lexie's twins! Wow, it's like seeing double. There are SO many cute Pekes around! If Elizabeth and I get together, we may get these all mixed up!
Scooby, on the left, is a 3 year old, 15 pound Pekingese. A friend of mine (who has adopted several Pekes from us and who has fostered several) said this boy needed help. He had been through several homes and she offered to foster him. Scooby is a very sweet 15 pound, energetic little boy. He gets along great with other dogs and would love to have a forever home. I'll have more pictures soon of him!
Princeton, Kim's boy (adopted from us) is a little miffed. But, he's getting used to the new boy. Pretty soon, they will be best friends!
Have you heard of the Snack Bowl Challenge? Well, it's on facebook (sorry, you can't see it Melinda!).
The purpose is NOT to dump ice on your pet. (Boy, would that upset a few of mine!)
The goal is to raise money for your favorite rescue.
You "shower" your pet or pets with treats or their special food. And you can also send a donation to the rescue of your choice.
Today, Onslow accepted the challenge!! YUM!
He found another cookie!
I am going to do this with a few of mine-- when I get a moment! (I have been helping my daughter move across the street, and have been BUSY!! More than usual.) So, send me pictures and/or videos of your Snack Bowl Challenge! We hope this raises a lot of money to help our foster dogs.
Monica's Pekes are so cute. Phoebe, Hannah and Leo are sacked out. I LOVE their beds!
This picture has been made by a program we have been using for some of our web site pictures. http://photomania.net/ Try it with some of your photos. There are all kinds of fun things you can do to the picture.
Here it is in regular form. Phoebe and Hannah are such good friends.
Hannah has had enough posing, and she's taking her toy and going inside.
One more picture! Aren't they cute! Mark Peters did this one-- It's a beautiful trio!