WOW! Kudos to you! I just read this thread from the beginning and I think you are a very busy,giving, person! Jewel is adorable & Jettson is a brave survivor! Good Work! Loved your pix and your story I'm now 'fan' so keep on adding more!!!!!!
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I just read the entire thread
Great photos and what wonderful a wonderful person you are for fostering all those dogs.
PS - the last photo looks like a perfect Christmas card!
I love that picture too and thought the same thing!
You could sell it and raise money for your rescue group!
If not this year then get geared up for next year.
I love the thought of fostering! I have helped with rescues in the past, my mpoo was great with them. Helping teach them manners and helping them learn that toys were fun and such. Blessings to you and Jewel for your work in this labour of love.
Thank you everyone!! I love fostering and hope I have the time and space to keep it up after I get my own second dog.
That last picture is actually going to be christmas cards! My friend has her own dog grooming salon and every year does a picture for the card. Jewel's been in the card two years in a row now because she's a good model. So many of the dogs were looking back at the camera or trying to stand but Jewel just sat like a good girl and looked where she was told.
Time for an update! Ummmm, I got another foster! Hahaha. Try to hold in the surprise! I really tried to hold back, honest I did! But with Christmas coming up less people are taking fosters. And wait till you hear this sob story!
They think maybe she was clipped by a car because she wandered into a yard and was acting confused then layed down and started giving birth right on the snow! By the time the rescue people got there some of the puppies had already passed away (they think they were a bit early too), some were still alive and she was still going at it! Off to the vets on the double!! Over the next few days her puppies passed away until just one was left, all this time I as following her story on our Provincial Rescue Network and asked my rescue if we could take her. Next day we told them we would take her on and they told us the last puppy had passed away in the middle of the night. Argh!
Of course I told them to still send me Momma because this is "Up North" where if they can't find placement for these dogs with other rescues they go back to being "Community dogs" and I didn't want her out there running stray getting knocked up again after what had just happened to her! So you see I really had no choice here.
Then we set up transport and I was almost at the meeting place when I got a call from my rescue that the person driving Momma had been in a car accident! She was okay but someone else had passed away at the scene and she was too shaken to keep driving, NO KIDDING!! Argh! More bad luck for momma!
She finally got here about 11:00pm Monday night. Phew, until the transport guy opened the back of his truck I had only seen a picture of her face so didn't know what to expect. She's a cutie, nice brindle!
Jettsen for the first 24 hours thought he was in heaven, but now realizes she's staying, she's eating food and she's taking up affection. He's sulking and acting out now. Silly boy.
Okay, enough yaking! Here's pictures of her!
Can you see her sway back?? I hope that heals.
A tale of two fosters
Jewel & her mini Jewel shall rule them all!
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I second all of the wonderful sentiments expressed and add mine to the pile! lol
I will be sending lots of positive thoughts and healing energy to your foster furbabies and your beautiful Jewel and mini Jewel! (I loved the pic)
Working with rescues takes dedication and stamina so you are wonderful for being there for these angels.
Blessings to you all and have a great holiday season!
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Thanks so much everyone! I love fostering so much that I'm actually thinking of pushing back getting my poodle so I can keep this up. These guys keep me so busy!
Jettsen's in the middle of 6 weeks obedience class right now, hoping that will make him more adoptable. To me he's super adoptable but he's a black dog with a disability so I have to be realisitic.
Chloe's getting more confidence but is so focused on food it's making me crazy!! She's always looking for food, stealing food/chews, trying to get in my pockets, up on tables etc etc. I know she didn't get regular meals before now so it's understandable and I'm hoping that a couple weeks of regular meals will help calm that food panic. I believe this is a dog that would eat herself sick at this point.
This weekend I got to take Jewel & Jettsen off-leash running together for the first time, hilarious!! I wish I could have gotten pictures for you guys but I had Chloe on a leash and I don't think she'd ever been on one before, we were wrapped up like a Christmas present. Jewel was NOT going to let Jettsen run fast, further, harder or longer than her. Doesn't matter that he's 4 times her size. Her legs were little blurs.
Here she is last night, center of the bed = center of the world?
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Well my rescue is having a "festive foster photo" contest and the best photo as voted by our facebook followers wins a gift basket! Last night was the big photo shoot! I had my friend come over to wrangle dogs for me.
Jettsen's contest photo!
Chloe's contest photo!
Jewel can't be entered in the contest but she's such a good model I couldn't help taking a bunch of pictures of her. All her different shots too about as much time as getting one good shot of the fosters!
Jewel & Santa
Jewel being naughty!
Jewel's the tree??
Jewel & the wreath
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