Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's a Small World!

A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law and my nephew flew in for a visit.  We had a wonderful time playing games and baking cookies.  It was a wonderful visit!  Not to mention that my nephew, Reid, fell in love with our current foster, Willa!  (I haven't introduced you to her yet, but that is coming soon!)  He kept calling her "Illa".  It was adorable!

On the second day of their visit, we decided to head to the Outer Banks for the day so Reid could play at the beach.  It was a bit chilly out, but it was still so much fun!  We bought him a little shovel so he could dig, and we chased waves.  Unfortunately, Reid and his mom ended up in the ocean!  The waves chased back!  It was a great memory, but a bit chilly for Jessi and Reid!  Luckily, Jessi had some extra clothes on hand, but we had to go shoe shopping!

While we were at lunch that day, we ran into Sassy's new family!  I went to say hi, and they invited us over to their inn to say hi to Sassy.  I was so excited!  I thought I would never get to kiss that sweet girl ever again!  We told them we would be by after our trip to the beach.

It is quite funny how things turn out.  I actually was not wanting to eat at that particular restaurant, but Ben was so excited about it!  I was even a bit annoyed with him for picking a place with BBQ as the only entree.  I of course was thrilled to be there after seeing Sassy's family.  And the food ended up being pretty good, too.  Silly husbands can be right sometimes, I guess. :)

After the beach and a trip to an ice cream parlor, we headed to the inn.  Sassy and her family met us at the door.  I was so happy to see that she remembered my husband and me!  She greeted us with tail wags and lots of kisses.  She even let me sit in her favorite chair with her!

Sassy's adoptive family is as wonderful as they come!  They welcomed us into their home and let us say hi to this sweet girl that wiggled her way into our hearts.  It was hard to leave, but my little nephew had such a long day that we had to say our goodbyes.  Ben and I got in one last kiss and said goodbye.

Goodbyes are never easy, but I left with such a happy heart.  For those of you that think you can't foster because it would be too hard to say goodbye, it really isn't as bad as you think.  If you work with a great rescue like I do, you know they will go to a wonderful forever home.  Failures will always happen, but even if you only foster one dog, that is one life that has been changed forever.  Fostering saves lives.  It is a wonderful feeling where the benefits outweigh the goodbyes.

As always, please consider adopting your next best friend from your local shelter or rescue group.  You can even foster if you aren't in a position for a permanent pup.  You most certainly won't regret it!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. What a great day, except for the unplanned swim. It is so great seeing a former foster, isn't it?

    I agree with you, fostering is so rewarding and knowing that the new family has been screened and checked over makes it easier.

  2. It was wonderful to see her again! It makes it so worthwhile to see a former foster thriving in their new home. It certainly made me a happy girl!

  3. Hi Y'all!

    Oh how sweet! How wonderful to see the happy results for your former foster...and after such a FUN filled day!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    1. It was a great day! It was so rewarding to see Sassy so happy in her forever home! Have a good day, Hawk!


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