Thursday, July 17, 2014

Save a life, foster a dog!

Today is a very special anniversary. Way back in 2008, I was starting to lose hope. See, I belonged to a hoarder who got me as a cute little puppy, and as soon as I got a little older, I was tossed out in the backyard with a bunch of other dogs. I got sick with something called mange and lost all my beautiful furs. I lived in a dirt yard with no shade from the Texas sun -- and let me tell you, furiends, that gets HOT!


In May, some volunteers from a place called Legacy Boxer Rescue came to look at me. They told me that they were going to try to find a foster home for me so I could get out of the heat and get some medical care. I waited SO patiently, but after a while I started to think maybe it was just a dream that would never come true. There were lots of dogs that needed help, and only so many foster homes they could go to. Then...



My foster family came!!  I got to ride in a car and learn what air conditioning is. (Hint: I LOVE IT!!) I gave them so many kisses and tried to show them how very very happy I was to be with them. I know they could have chosen any doggy, or even not chosen a doggy at all. So many people say "I can't foster, I'd never be able to give it up again!" or "I can't foster, it would break my heart!" Tell me, does this look like a broken heart?


My foster momma, Aunt Joni, is the bestest person in the whole world -- other than my momma, of course!! She and Uncle Kurt got me all healed up and taught me manners and showed me what life was supposed to be like for a handsome pup like me. And then when it was time...


She let me go! She found me the PERFECT momma and sent me off to my furever home so she could help other pups in need just like me. It's the truest act of love.

So today, six years after a foster home saved my life, I'd like to put out this plea:

Foster a dog. (Or a cat!) There's a rescue near you that needs foster homes desperately. You can make a difference and change the life of a dog in need. We're counting on you!






11 comments:

Karen Whiddon said...

Brought tears to my eyes.

stellaroselong said...

we have a big old lump in our throats Casey, and tears in our eyes. We are so happy that peoples found you and saved you, and now you and Cinderella take cares of your momma. Dreams do come true. bless your heart.
Stella rose

Two French Bulldogs said...

Fostering is wonderful. But we want to keep every buddy
Lily & Edward

Madi and Mom said...

Casey....OMDs...this is such a touching and heart warming story....God bless all the special two leggers in your life
Hugs madi your bfff

Maggie Mae and Max said...

OoH Casey!!

Your story gots my mom all teary eyed. As you know my brudder Max is a rescue, mom and dad is foster failures and dey couldn't be happier! WE is so very happy dat LBR took you in and found you your sweet momma! I am happiest, cuz if dat didn't happen I would have never met you and you wouldn't be my guy...*sigh*

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

PS Mom loves you too Casey!

Duncan said...

What a story! I keep telling my mom I need a foster brother to play with and teach the ropes. Maybe one day!

Ellen Gawthorp said...

That is pawsome! Dreams can come true ... if only you believe!

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD Casey..... it is the anniversary of your RE BIRTH.... into a new and WONDERFUL Life. Happy ANNIVERSARY ...
We have both tears of SADNESS and then of PURE JOY reading your story.

Susie and Sidebite said...

We are so glad you got outta that mess, and found your furever home. Yep sometimes strange things happen, there are good peeps out there, soooooo happy Anniversary.

The Mad Pirate Scots
Pees; come on over you made your Pirate debut in the "Journals of Cap-Frank"

Sully said...

I so glad there are fosters parents but they should be called heroes b/c they help save lives. And the pups the save return the favor by saving a human.

Aroo to you,
Sully

LP said...

It is the truest act of (selfless) love Casey! And we are happy that you found your wonderful family because of your Auntie Joni and Uncle Kurt!

the critters in the cottage xo