My experiences as a State team leader for a large rescue organization,some of the dogs myself and others have helped along the way and other random thoughts
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Well, I started off with good intentions but that's about as far as it went. It's 2010 and I'm going to get back on track.
Charlie. I started fostering Charlie for Small Paws a couple of months after Humphrey died in 2006. He had been surrendered by a family in Northwest Arkansas because of accidents in the house. Once in rescue we determined he had a bad bladder infection so no wonder he was pottying in the house! He couldn't help it! I wish owners would always rule out a medical issue before automatically assuming it's a behavioral issue. Might keep some dogs in their homes but I digress. Charlie was up for adoption and someone was interested in him but when it came right down to it I could not let him go. Needless to say, I failed fostering 101 again!!! He is the absolute sweetest thing there ever was. He has never met a stranger (man or dog) and loves everyone. All he wants is to be close to his person. It's hard to believe he is going to be 9 years old this July as he acts as though he's about three!