Sunday, November 9, 2008


Look who we sprung from the local animal shelter today! He'd only been there 2 days, but he was so happy to leave! The shelter director said that he wouldn't eat while he was there. Well, 10 minutes at our house and he was eating like a little horse. I think he knows he found a good thing by coming here. Dogs don't get much time at our local shelter and they were overfull. I think we all know what that means.

So, we have a new foster dog! This one is a big sheltie. Just look at that face! He's smiling! :) He's a real sweetheart. I bet we don't have him long before he's matched up with a permanent family.

Earlier today, my collie Harley was trying to get on my lap. Well, he's 85#, so I was adamantly opposed to the idea! I was trying to push him down when I saw the new foster put his paws up on my chair too. I wasn't too concerned. He's a little guy. WELL! I should have paid more attention because all of a sudden, WHAM! I had a big sheltie on my lap. He FLEW THROUGH THE AIR like he had SPRINGS in his legs. Hmmmm...

I am used to my slug collies. I think we are in for a little excitement! :)


TexasLauren77 said...

Awww! Isn't he handsome!! :) And he looks SO happy that you rescued him! What a wonderful thing to do!

Chris said...

It's actually very easy to get involved with fostering programs for dogs. This guy is our 15th, I believe. Something like that. There have been so many! It's very rewarding.

It's also really hard to say goodbye, but the rescue I work with does an excellent job of finding just the right match. It's a wonderful thing to see... an abandoned dog and a new family.

I volunteer for Almost Home Dog Rescue in Columbus, Ohio. They are terrific!

TexasLauren77 said...

I wish that I could help out with fostering dogs. I live in an apartment at the moment, and have reached the two dog limit. Sally, my little shepherd-chow mix, is a rescue. :) While I wasn't able to foster dogs, I did work as a volunteer with a no-kill non-profit shelter here in Austin as an adoption counselor. It is always very rewarding to see dogs go home with new, loving families. Once I have a house with a big fenced in yard, I can see myself fostering, though. I am never able to understand people who don't believe that pets are a lifetime commitment. My dogs are my kids!

Chris said...

I know what you mean. The trouble is that people don't understand how long pets live these days!

We just lost my husband's cat to old age. She was one month from being 19 years old!

I think it is wonderful that you volunteered at the shelter! Lots of people can't do that because there are so many sad stories, even at a no-kill shelter. Seeing what people do to animals is shocking, to say the least.

I can definitely see you with fosters when you have the right place! It's great to do when you already have dogs that can help train the new one. Our fosters just sort of "fall in" with our pack. :) We have 2 rescued collies and a golden retriever. :)

Summer said...

He's a cutie!