We decided not to adopt both because somehow four dogs seemed one too many in a house already teeming with animals and humans: (W)rigley* went back to the shelter last night for adoption appointments, thankfully for us joining his two other siblings who were going through the same process (It made handing him off a little easier knowing he wasn’t alone).
“It amazes me how resilient animals are-how full of love.”
It amazes me how resilient animals are-how full of love. I was worried that by taking in Wrigley, the one I was more attached to, Barn might think I loved him less…but Barn is incredible and his love knows no boundaries-he needed time to adjust but I think it would have been alright for him and maybe it was just me that didn’t have enough love to go around. Or I had enough to know he needed a home of his own. I am clearly still on the fence but I do know, waking up this morning to take Hazel outside to go potty, that we did the right thing. Our family grew today. And apparently, in the rescue world, that is called a Foster Fail. We failed, we said goodbye to one and hello to another, and that is quite alright with me.
*Wrigley has been written both with an R and a W by shelter staff.
P.S. If you are interested in fostering (for a fail or for real) or interested in outright adoption, visit norcalfamilydogrescue.org
Hazelnut (with Cooper)