Friday, July 2, 2010

Flashback Friday: Casey Jones

Casey is one of my previous foster dogs who was adopted a month ago.  Casey had been bounced around a lot before that - he was in a few different adoptive homes and a few different foster homes, but he's finally found that home that he was waiting for all along.  He has the best family, and she's even been kind enough to help him post a comment on a previous post on my blog!  I hope that continues, and maybe someday he'll decide to start a blog of his own.  In the meantime, I wanted to share with you the 30 Day Update that I just received from his mom.  She said...

Casey was doing great... until he was eaten by the monsters that hide under the deck.

Okay, she didn't really say that.  I just love this picture she sent of him lying under the deck, and I made up my own caption.  But she did say he is doing great.  Here is her e-mail:

---start of e-mail---

Casey Jones Top Ten List:

1. I could have not gotten a better dog had I ordered him from a Sears catalog.

2. He settled in immediately and Noel is glad to have an 'animal' friend. I forgot to mention she thinks she is a dog.

3. He lets me sleep as long as I want. In 30 days he only wanted out one time during the night. At night he beats me to the bed and stretches out across the center. He does move to give me some room when I get in bed.

(In his 'day' bed)

4. So glad I spent so much on his collapsible crate. He has not spent one minute in it. But it is being put to good use.

5. He is unbelievable about 'people' food. I have NEVER had a dog that did not sit and stare while I was eating (and who's fault was that?). Casey will be on an all dog diet.

6. Totally housebroken. He must have a bladder the size of a basketball.

7. He LOVES his outdoor space. The deck, the lower deck, the patio, under the steps or out on the grass. He can sleep anywhere.

(Lower deck)

(Under the steps)

8. Rides, hummm. All he needs to see is me getting my purse. We did have to come to an understanding with that. He would go the laundry room door and push to get out. I have trained him that "No" when I enter the laundry room, means "you are not going" and "Sit, Wait" means "you are going, but I have to open the door first". Then when given the "OK, you can come".

(His NEW ride)

9. Walking is done after the sun sets. I am not a hot day, sunshine kind of person. We move slow, you know we do have to say hello to every adult and dog along the way. Kids get special kisses.

10. He loves to be brushed, he almost purrrs. I can clean the mud off his feet with a washcloth, even between the toes and under the nail.

Thank you for bringing him into my life.

----end of e-mail---
Thank you, Dee, for giving him such a happy life!   


Anonymous said...

Oh, I am SOOOOO very much happy for Casey. Sometimes you gotta makes a LOTTA pit stops before you finally gets to your destination. I am so glad his momma found him and I'm so glad that you helped bring them together furever!

YAY for Casey!

Wiggles & Wags,

JackDaddy said...

What a wonderful story!! I'm so glad he has found a great home!

Two Pitties in the City said...

What a great follow-up! I love hearing about foster dogs doing well in their forever homes.

Cupcake said...

I'm so happy for Casey!! This is what fostering is all about, the great ending. His new Mommy sounds so wonderful. The cat in the crate is adorable.

Lola said...

This is a real happy ending and I'm so very glad. I hope we get more updates but this one was a real tail wagger in any case.

wags, Lola

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

Wow that was a well written email from a person who obviously LOVES Casey....I think they are a perfect match! Thanks for sharing the update.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Lorenza said...

Hurray for Casey!
I am very happy to know he is doing so well at his forever home!
Kisses and hugs

Pibble said...

What a lucky guy! I love happy endings, but I really love all the yummy details!

SwSmartie said...

I'm getting the warm fuzzies reading this post. =)

Kari in WeHo said...

That made me a bit teary to see he got such a great family

JulieB said...

Awesome! He's such a great doggie and deserves the best... and it looks like he found it! BTW, can we please clone his mom? She sounds wonderful! :) Congrats to Casey on finding his forever home.

havetailwillwag said...

casey's forever mum and forever home sound AWESOME!! i wish all adopters were that amazing!!!

LJ said...

I just discovered your Blog today when I was looking at dog foster homes online. I am hooked! Thank you for starting this. You have to be an awesome person to do this for these great dogs who really deserve another chance.