“Don’t you just want to take them all home?” new volunteers ask in worry. The truth is, no. My two boys fill my heart and our home. And while we truly enjoy our occasional tiny foster guests, the quiet following the mayhem is blissful. That doesn’t mean that it is easy to say ‘goodbye.’ Adoption days at the rescue are often bittersweet. But our job is to be the bridge on the dogs’ journeys to their own forever homes. If […]
Sometimes the universe has a twisted sense of timing. We received a request for urgent help a couple of weeks ago. While a Golden lover was picking up her new puppy half the country away, she got word that her senior heart dog, Sully, was failing – and fast. She rushed home with the still unnamed puppy in tow to receive the prognosis we all dread: she had some time – but little of it. And while her boy could […]
These are the irrefutable truths of puppies in the rainy season. 1. Mud and poo are indistinguishable. 2. The dirtier the puppy, the more aerodynamic. 3. Clean is fleeting. 4. Towels are not for bathing; they are for playing. 5. Puppy adorableness always trumps puppy stinkiness 6. Pockets are for picking. 7. Resistance is futile. 8. And saying goodbye is so very hard to do. Happy life, Cici! See you at the Reunion Picnic in May!