Lost Dog on My Doorstep: Part Yay! (Part 5)
This post is a continuation of the Lost Dog on My Doorstep series. Previous posts can be found HERE.
In Part 4, Gracie was finally getting to leave boarding and go home with her foster parents. Her foster mom was going to be picking her up Monday afternoon, and needless to say, I was anxious to get an update about how things went on her first night at her foster home.
Why be anxious? Well, on Monday morning I got the news that Gracie had torn up the isolation room at the vet. Like really torn it up, lol. Okay, I shouldn’t lol. It’s not funny. There was no word on whether we would be receiving a bill for the damages.
Well, poor girl… after 20 days in boarding, she was going NUTS. I would’ve been too. This was vet boarding, not fun doggy daycare/dog hotel kind of boarding.
So yeah, I was worried. I was afraid I’d be getting a call from the foster mom saying, “Look, Gracie’s really sweet and we like her, but she’s gotta go. She’s already torn up our ____, our ____, and our ____. She’s just too much for us to handle.” Or something along those lines. I was just fearing disaster.
But Tuesday evening, I got a text with a couple photos and a short but sweet message:
“She’s doing great.”
These photos make my heart happy:
I messaged a little with the foster mom, and asked her how Gracie was getting along with their other dogs. She said the first night was a little “My momma!” (in other words, who’s this strange dog and why is she trying to horn in on MY momma’s lovins’?) But by Tuesday, they were playing and doing zoomies around the house. *big smile*
So remember in Part 4 where I said that I secretly hoped that the foster parents would decide to keep her? Well, I admit to really hoping that now.
Gracie will be shown for adoption at PetCo this coming Saturday, and there is already a couple that are planning to come meet her. They are interested in her based on the fact that she has Rhodesian Ridgeback in her mix. I’m not sure they know what they might be getting into, but we’ll see. She’s young and full of energy; she will need a lot of exercise and stimulation, as well as some good training. I think anyone who is interested in her needs to read the Temperament and Exercise sections of this page, and be honest with themselves about whether they can manage that or not; because those sections describe Gracie to a tee.
So, that’s the gist of where we are now. She’s doing well in the foster home, and is already generating adoption interest! Woohoo! Best news I’ve had in a while, and one of the first reasons I’ve smiled a sincere smile in months. You’re on your way Gracie!
Stay tuned for the next Gracie update!
… Continued in Part 6