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Five Fosters



Wow, when we first started fostering I never thought we'd get past the first one! It was so hard to say goodbye once they had snuggled their way into your hearts and your bed. From a weekend to 3 months we have had the same amount of love and sadness when each one of them has left. I think this time the major difference is that Skimper is the first time we have fostered since we adopted our Chi/Italian Greyhound, Corona. While Skimper is probably the easiest foster pup (potty trained, doesn't bark, likes our dogs, hasn't chewed or eaten anything), she has been a little bit easier to let go of, just knowing when she goes, Domo will have Corona and Corona will Domo and we will have them both!

And three dogs can be tough too! You only have two hands so you can only pet two dogs at a time...my guilt and their sad faces make me do this weird petting/neck scratching rotation thing to make sure they all get equal love!  Walking is quite the challenge, especially since they are all different sizes(from 18lbs-6lbs) and walking speeds, and sleeping in a queen sized bed with 2 people and 3 dogs is hot and squishy! Really though, all of those things don't really matter when it comes to the happy tail and smiling face I come home to everyday with Skimper while she spins in circles!

 I'll miss her and her excessive attachment to me, I know it's not healthy but I do love it!! I hope she can attach her tiny self to her new family and brighten their days like she did ours. All packed up with a new outfit, collar, some food and a letter explaining some of the things we learned about her, she is ready to got to her new family. Good luck my little Skimpy, our fifth and definitely not final foster!! :)

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