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August 24, 2010

Best wishes, Greta!

On Saturday, Greta went off to try a new "forever home." We'll wait and see before announcing that placement, but I feel good about it.

It's been almost eight weeks with little Greta.  She's really blossomed into a full-fledged personality as we got to know her a little more all the time.  She progressed from the skittish giraffe-necked little dog that flinched at every sound and was afraid of men to a dog who would bound into the middle of a team of male softball players and soak up loving from everyone.

We'll miss her, but she deserves a chance to be part of a pair rather than the "odd man out" that goes with "three-dog-itis" —Tosca and Jago are a pair and so she fell into the role of bossy fun police.

So, I guess this means we have "succeeded" at fostering!

August 3, 2010

Greta as a phoenix?

I posed Greta in the midst of these cold coals this morning, thinking she will soon be a bit of a phoenix—reinventing herself, building a new life, rising from the ashes as it were... John starting asking her if she were happy in her new life with US, so it's definitely time for her to move on to that new home (a couple of prospects have arisen) before he falls for her completely!

Here's everyone that I woke up with this morning... So, we did NOT go for a leash walk but instead DROVE to an off-leash park where they socialized briefly with a pair of basset hounds and then had a nice run-around and walk in the woods.

That's our little "loaner lab" Scholar wondering what happened to that purple tennis ball... Ah, well.  We're down one tennis ball.

August 2, 2010

Meet Gabe!

This handsome fellow is just about 4 years old. He's sweet and affectionate but has had little structure in his past homes. He becomes very attached to his caretakers - to the point where it borders separation anxiety. He has lived with dogs and cats and now in his foster home he supervises some chickens as well! He needs a home where his humans will commit to providing structure and training. He'd really like a job to do! Chances are that if he's not assigned one, he'll decide on his own job description - not an ideal situation.

Gabe is looking for a home where his humans will share plenty of time and activities with him and will see that he gets lots of exercise. He is not interested in going to a home with children or where children often visit. He will be a great companion to the special person who is willing to put in the time that he needs.