One of the good foster moms told me that the only way she could cope with the heartbreak of saying goodbye to a child – especially when the child was leaving her to return to a barely stable birth parent – was to quickly welcome another child into her home.
Yesterday my family received two cards in the mail.
One was a sympathy card from our vet and the other was from the Michigan Animal Adoption Network notifying us that our vet had made a donation in Bebe’s honor.
So this morning, of course, I googled the Michigan Animal Adoption Network and read all about fostering dogs.
And now I want to foster one.
Then I clicked on the adoption link and read the profiles of several beagles in foster homes near me who are awaiting permanent families.
And now I want to foster a dog AND adopt Dixie.
This is Dixie. We haven’t met yet but I think I love her.
I sent a text to both the hub and my daughter… Haven’t heard back from the hub.
The only thing that gives me pause is Maxy. He might prefer to live out his elderly life in peace and quiet.
This is how Maxy prefers to spend his days.
But he does still love his walks. And a new friend might make him feel young again…
I’m thinking the Maxers and I could at least go visit Dixie, see how they get along.
And now I’m thinking that donation might have had a threefold purpose:
- to honor Bebe
- to provide needed funds to a good organization – specifically to provide comfort to suffering dogs through their Animal Care Network.
- and to perhaps make the hub and me aware of the organization; to spur us on toward love and good deeds.
There is no remedy for love but to love more. – Thoreau
I’ll keep you posted.