Friday, September 9, 2011

Catching Up; Introducing Ellie and Elton

I have a lot of foster dogs right now.  I'm pretty much at the maximum number of fosters I can adequately care for without losing my mind.  So I was really excited on Saturday when Morgan the Puggle went to a foster-to-adopt home.  I checked in with Morgan's new mom and was so glad to hear that she's doing very well.  We talked a lot about Morgan's separation anxiety before they took her home, but I was still concerned that it would be an issue.  So it was exciting to hear that Morgan is fitting in quite well, and her new mom is willing to be patient with her and help her to adjust.  She said "I like to think of Morgan more as having really attentive bodyguard tendencies than separation anxiety".  I love that.

Teddy the Poodle also went to a foster-to-adopt home.  Usually a dog like Teddy would have just been adopted instead of being fostered first, but in this case the family who wanted him has children with dog allergies, so this is a good way for them to be sure the children are not too allergic to him.  So far everything is going well.

Kona and Kimba the kittens went up to stay at PetSmart in hopes that they will find forever homes.  Kimba had a bad habit of waking me up at 4am each morning by licking my face and purring non-stop.  When I would put the pillow over my face, she's start pulling my hair with her teeth, while still purring.  When I pushed her off the bed 15 times in a row, she just kept coming back.  I am sleeping much better at night now that the kittens are at PetSmart.

Tulsa the deaf Australian Cattle Dog and Roxy the American Pit Bull Terrier both have applications pending on them.  Both dogs are challenging to place into homes because of their breeds, so I'm trying not to get my hopes up that they'll be adopted.  The family who wants Tulsa has another ACD so they're familiar with the breed, but at the initial meeting the two dogs didn't do so well together, so we'll let them meet again this weekend and see how it goes.  Roxy gets along with everyone, but the family who wants her has a dog who is picky about his dog friends, so we'll have to see how they do together first.  So within the next week we should find out if even one of these very-hard-to-place dogs soon has a forever home!

So since many of my fosters have left or are in the process of leaving, you're probably wondering who all these dogs are that are keeping me on the edge of insanity.  Have you met Ziggy?  He alone can keep anyone on the edge...  Oh wait.  I mean, let me introduce you to Ellie and Elton.


Elton and Ellie came from a high-kill shelter in a nearby county.  They are under a year old, and are silly, happy dogs.  They're probably going to be very quick adoptions, because they're both rather small (under 25 pounds) and so incredibly sweet.  We're not sure what breeds they're made up of, but Ellie acts a lot like Tulsa, so I'm betting there is some Australian Cattle Dog in there somewhere.  They do great with the other dogs and the cats here, and are a lot of fun to have around. 


Kari in Vegas said...

Nice to meet the two newbies. How are Remi and Noell doing?


browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

The two little new fosters look like lots of fun!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Cupcake said...

You do such wonderful work. Ellie and Elton are so cute. I hope they get adopted soon. Please say HI to Bunny for me!

Love, Cupcake

ashton keenan said...

Oh my Tulsa Baby Girl, i so hope she gets her FUREVER home this time around, shes such a sweetie! Fingers crossed.

Tucker The Crestie said...

Great news all around .... I love Morgan's mom's sense of humor!

Bobby said...

So good to see so many getting homes.
Nice to meet the two newbies.
It would be nice if we could say there are no dogs who need us.
Licks Bobby

Mel B said...

My sanity max is four dogs at a time (my two plus two fosters), so how you manage to stay sane with so many dogs is beyond me!

Barb said...

I haven't figured out yet if we foster moms have an extra gene or are missing one, but we're not the same as other people, are we? Only in our little world does does having a dozen or two animals seem perfectly normal. You've got some cuties, there. Oh, that corner of your sofa that's torn - you should invite a friend that sews to come out and see your house and sew your cushion. :)

Kolchak Puggle said...

Oh we are so excited for Maddie!! We love love love her new Mama's take on separate anxiety. It's perfect. Paws up for Puggle Power!