Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Love is...Fostering

Continuing my series of posts about what LOVE means to me... Today is a very special one. Love is FOSTERING!


Fostering saved my life, turning me from a skeered and sick pup to a happy, healthy dog looking for my furever home! These are my foster pawrents, Uncle Kurt and Aunt Joni. I love them so so SO much, and I can never thank them enough for all they did for me!


But I can at least pay it forward! That's what Momma and I did by starting to foster ourselves. Our furst foster might be a familiar face to you....


Yup, Cinderella!! She was our furst foster, and we later on ended up "foster failing" with her and making her ours. But we had some other fosters too.


Then there was Tiana, or Tia! She was a super sweet girl, only a year old. She was SO sweet and smart and beeYOUtiful that she got adopted real quick! We hear back from her family sometimes still, and she's very happy with a whole bunch of fur brothers!


Pumba was our BIG boy -- a good 85 pounds! He and I didn't get along very well, but we were very happy when he got adopted by a grreat lady and had two skin brothers to play with. Sadly, he passed away a few years later.


 Briar Rose, or Rosie, was our "butterball princess," BOL! She was very overweight when Momma furst brought her home, but she was kerazy active all the time. She had the LONGEST tongue, too! She got a family with a momma that goes jogging with her and a bunch of skin kids to play with. I bet she keeps the weight off now!


 Laila was a dignified old lady who came to LBR with her brother, who was an LBR alum, when her pawrents got divorced. She found a home with a wonderful lady who has little grandpeeps who visit and LOVE Laila.


Sweet Vivian! Oh, she was the one who got away. We loved her SO much and wanted to keep her, except you can't have two boxer females together. We even tried disguising her as a boy to keep her, BOL! But eventually we found her a home with a daddy to spoil her.


Does anyone recognize our most recent foster? BOL, yes, it's JESSIE! Momma and I were ready to start fostering again a few months after Cinderella passed, so we picked out a dog and figured we'd foster until we lost our hearts to someone. We didn't think it would be our very furst one, though!

Jessie is our most recent foster, but NOT our last! We'll foster again someday, because it's impawtant to give other doggies a chance to find their furever homes. And nothing shows love better than helping others find love!

15 comments:

Mark Muller said...

I'm so glad that you and Jessie found the bestest home... and I'm super happy that you and your momma help the boxers who need a home...

Christmas & Robin said...

What sweet, sweet Boxer faces!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Kudos to every buddy that is a foster mom and dad. We think we would want to keep every buddy
Peace,
Lily & Edward

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That's BUCKET loads of Love going on there!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Julie said...

I am luffing your LOVES posts, they are such happy uplifting stories!!!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Sandra said...

I love all your Fosters and I am so glad Jesse was a foster fail 2. So many beautiful faces

stellaroselong said...

We loved hearing these foster stories, we didn't know about them! Great job Momma. stella rose

Sully said...

I love hearing about foster family to furever families. Every pup deserves a happily furever story.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

Great pictures! Thanks for the share!
Sheila

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

It is FABULOUS that you get to Paw it BACK while you are Pawing it FORWARD with the fostering. That is a Long List of VERY happy Pups and PEEPS.

The Army of Four said...

What a love-filled post! We loved seeing Cinderella - and of course Jessie!!! And everyboxerelse, too! Foster families ROCK!
Cammie!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

I would love to foster, but the Man is not into it. He is probably right, I would be a foster failure. Perhaps it is the path I will take in the future when we are dog less again.

Murphy said...

Yous are doing some impawtent work there!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Sammy Sam said...

Great heart you guys. We would end up keeping them so that wouldn't work. We have a full house now.

Idaho PugRanch said...

we did not know you had fostered so many yourselves - bravo!!!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel