Monday, July 29, 2013

Cassidy's Happy Tail

Two days after Paula & I dropped off Miss Cassidy at the vet for her spay surgery, she joined our home as our sixth foster.  Although she was very fearful when we pulled her from the shelter, she quickly blossomed into a happy girl once she joined our family.



Look what a little love can do!  Her ears are up and her tail is held high.  It was so rewarding to watch Cassidy transform from a scared pup into a happy-go-lucky lady her first evening with us.  Cassidy easily melded with our family.  It is always interesting to see which of our dogs the fosters gravitate towards.  Cassidy's favorite was Willa.

Cassidy was by far our shortest foster.  She was with us a mere 8 days!  It's no surprise that she was adopted quickly.  She was positively adorable!  Cassidy went to a wonderful family on the beach with her very own fur brother, Logan.  And she was given a new name, Daisy!  Here is Daisy with her new brother!

Photo courtesy of Paula Ford

Daisy will certainly be missed, but seeing her photo updates from her new mom makes it all worthwhile.  She is so happy in her new home with her new brother.  I know that she will live a life full of love, happiness, and tail wags.

I am so thankful that Sea Dog Rescue saved this sweet little girl.  They could save more just like her if more foster homes would volunteer.  Will you consider having a temporary house guest?  They will be forever grateful!


If you are in Northeastern North Carolina, please fill out a foster application to help save lives.  If you are not in that area, there are rescue groups located all over the country (&world!) that could use your help.  All you have to do is ask.  

What do you think about fostering?  Would you do it?


  1. She is precious! So glad she found a home!

    Hey, we have a favor to ask! We would really love for you to vote for Phe! We plan on donating part of the winnings to the animal shelter where Phe came from and the rest of it will buy our doggie food if she wins! You can find out more here:

    Sure hope you will vote!

    1. She certainly is precious! I voted for you! I hope you win. I know that shelter would be forever grateful :)

  2. Hi Y'all!

    It's so good to see how happy those two are! You have a wonderful life Daisy! Hope she gets her own blog!

    My Human said if our life style permitted it she'd love to foster dogs. My Human Papa says I might enjoy it and my Human Mama might, but he couldn't allow it. Why? Papa says he let my Mama pick up a puppy lost along the roadside. He found a home for it, but it ran away and came back to where they were living. My Human (Mama) wouldn't let him give it away again. It lived with them to its mid teens when it decided to go over something called Rainbow Bridge. My Human thinks each one of us is her "Heart Dog".

    Sorry to ramble.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    1. Aw well your mama was so nice to take in that doggie (twice!). Fostering isn't for everyone, but you guys are doing your part by spreading the word about adoption and doing the Tuesday Tails blog hop. You and your mama are awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. That's awesome that Daisy found her new home so fast! I've never fostered, but it seems like it would be very rewarding!

    1. It is very rewarding, Beth! I am so glad that I gave it a shot. Now I am addicted! Have a great day :)

  4. We love happy foster stories like that! As you know, we are big fans of fostering and think that it is a fantastic thing to do. As your before and after photos show, you often can't see the true personality of a pet in a shelter setting. As for letting them go to their new homes, well, I always look at it as letting them go so we can help to save another one!

    1. Fostering is amazing! You are quite right that their personalities don't always show when in a shelter. It is so rewarding to watch them blossom :)

      And I love your view on saying goodbye! That is how I see it, too :)

  5. What a dramatic difference in those two pictures. And she looks very happy with her forever family.

    I'm always amazed when people ask me how I could foster and give dogs up. It's not easy to say goodbye. But it feels so good to know they've found a happy home of their own.

    This post did a great job of showing the best part of fostering.

    1. Thank you so much, Pamela! That means a lot. Fostering is amazing! You are right that saying goodbye is hard yet rewarding! Bittersweet for sure :)

      I wouldn't trade it for anything :)

  6. cool !! you did wonderful job with this cutie pie. I love to read all your posts. how does Willa feel since Cassidy moved ? isnt she too sad?
    have a lovely week !!

    1. Thank you, Thibaud!!! You are always so kind! Willa has been good since she left. We took a mini fostering break and we spoiled her rotten. She slept with us in bed every night and got a lot of love!

      Now she has a crush on our new foster. I will post about him soon :). Have a great week, too!


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