One day at work, I got a voicemail from our rental company. Our landlords were moving back in so we had to move out. I immediately freaked out. How on earth would I find a rental that allowed three dogs? Finding one that just allowed Cooper was hard enough! I was so very distraught at the idea of moving. We had lived in that house for two years, which is the longest we had ever stayed at a place since Ben is in the Navy. Well, at least we were used to moving!
As luck would have it, a friend at work knew an awesome, laid back landlord that had an empty house in his neighborhood. I immediately got in touch with him and talked about our pups. I asked if three adult dogs would be okay. He was completely fine with our dogs. He just didn't like cats. Phew! That was a load off my mind!
It just so happened that our new house was in a new town....without a three dog limit. I was so excited! I couldn't wait to ask Ben what he thought. Nope. He wasn't okay with four dogs. I was quite disheartened, but who can blame him? He had already been so understanding of his crazy dog lady wife.
A couple of weeks later, we were in our last week at our old house. We were packing, loading, cleaning, and moving. We were quite busy at our house. Then I got a call from Paula. She had an emergency foster. One of her foster homes backed out and she couldn't get the foster dog to a new foster home until the weekend. She needed someone to watch her for three days. I immediately told her I would. Wait a minute....I forgot about Ben. I told her I needed to call him and make sure it was okay. After a brief explanation to Ben, he said that it would be fine. I was so glad to be able to help!
|Photo courtesy of Paula Ford|
|Foster Dad is in love!|
So in the course of a few weeks, I went from being devastated that we couldn't foster anymore to having a sweet girl to love and care for. I was so excited to still be able to foster. Things happened for a reason. Bad news turned into great news!
|Topaz & Coop chilling in the backyard|
As always, please consider adopting your next best friend from your local shelter or rescue. You most certainly won't regret it!
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