Monday, December 26, 2011

It's A Christmas Miracle

Most people thought it was impossible.  Only a few kept the faith.  Some offered encouragement, and others prayed.  One special friend even asked Santa - for the second year in a row - for a Christmas miracle.  And on Christmas day that miracle happened.  I got a phone call from someone who wants to adopt Ziggy.
Ziggy prays for a home.
When I brought Ziggy home as a foster puppy two years ago, I didn't expect to have him for long.  But as the days turned into weeks, and then months, I began to fear he would never know what it was like to have a home of his own.  Ziggy is an amazing, wonderful dog and I love him very much.  But he's never been an easy dog.  He prefers to be an only pet, so it hasn't been easy for him living with so many other foster dogs.  He deserves a home of his own, and it seems that he may finally get his chance. 

Part of me is trying to not get my hopes up in case this doesn't work out.  Another part of me is trying not to be sad that I may soon lose this dog who is such a big part of my life.  But mostly I am just so excited for Ziggy.  He's waited so long for a home of his own, and this is a perfect fit for him.  The adopter met him today and is very excited about adopting him and continuing to train him.  Ziggy will be leaving me sometime in the next week and will go to his new home as a foster-to-adopt situation to see if he'll be a good fit.  I'll continue to share updates as I receive them.  Sometimes long-term fosters get adopted and returned more than once if they have issues, but Ziggy has never even been adopted once.  I hope and pray that he has finally found his forever home.  
Ziggy 

37 comments:

Cr8z4Cats! said...

Holy cow - that is the best present EVER! I'm so excited and happy for the big guy... I can't think of anyone more deserving than the Zigster. I will be keeping my fingers, toes, and all of my cat's paws crossed for him! Good luck!

Ashton Keenan said...

Oh my god i think im going to cry!!!!!! OH my OH my! Ziggy, i hope and pray this works out for you buddy!!!! Oh that would be wonderful!!! The fact that you even got a call is wonderful, muchless a sensable one!!!!!! Oh Ziggy, goodluck buddy!!!

Lynsey said...

Hooray for the Ziggster!!!!!

brooke said...

Not ZIGGY! I mean... YEA Ziggy! Im torn! I love the updates on the Zigster, even when he's being naughty! And his face! I hope if he does go it's a good fit and that he's finally found his forever home! But if he does go I hope we still hear updates about him! I can't imagine a Ziggy-free life!

Kari in Vegas said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Jess and Glacier said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!! I am so happy...and a little sad...but mostly happy! Praying that it all works out! :)

Aunt Bev said...

This is truly a wonderful thing for Ziggy and for Laurie! Go Zigman!

mayziegal said...

Laurie, I started crying (mostly happy tears) as soon as I started reading this. Every finger, toe and paw in our house is crossed that Ziggy has finally found his forever home and we will hold our collective breath until the adoption is finalized. You've worked so long and so hard with Ziggy to find a home for him and I SO hope this is the one! It really IS a Christmas miracle!

Hugs!
Amber (and Mayzie)

Frankie Furter said...

Dear Santa Paws,
THANK YOU fur the Christmas Pressie that I had hoped fur.
I LOVE IT!!!!

BerniceK said...

So very cool Laurie. You have a done a fantastic job with the Zigster. Fond memories of him as a puppy for me.

Bernice

Sam said...

We will be saying prayers that it all works out for Ziggy!

Sam

Kim said...

ZIGGGGY!!! That's paw-some news! I really hope this works out for him!

Two Pitties in the City said...

Good luck to Ziggy! I think there really is an owner out there for every dog, and if anyone deserves it...it's Ziggy! I think with all this positive wishing, it can only be good!

bbes tribe said...

OMD! Pawsome news! Keeping paws crossed for Ziggy and his new forever home that it works well for him and his new family!!
Wags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas

Sarah said...

I think that definitely falls into the realm of Christmas miracles. Hooray for Ziggy - we'll be crossing our fingers that his first adoptive home sticks!

H Ski said...

What wonderful news!! I hope this is his forever home.

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

WOOOOHOOOOO! Hope Ziggy has found his perfect spot :)

waldobungie said...

Oh that IS a Christmas miracle! Paws crossed for Ziggy that it sticks! Congrats!

Ruca said...

Oh oh oh! This is such great news! I'm holding my breath for Ziggy. This could be THE ONE!

Skinny Fat Kid said...

Wow, that is awesome! I'm sure Ziggy will miss you, but will do awesome in his forever home!

Ettel said...

No way!!!! Go Ziggy!!! Oh I'm so happy for you guys and really, really hope it works out!

Casey Jones said...

How lucky for you. You have waited a long, long time. Forever homes are grrrreat!

jen@inubakablog said...

oh I sure hope this is the home you've both been waiting for!! I LOVE reading all about him, and even thought about it until I read how he's not great with other dogs.

I hope they update you often so we can all keep tabs on Ziggy!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that Ziggy is getting a home of his own! We foster families do our best, but the cats & dogs know when they are home! Linda

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that Ziggy is getting a home of his own! We foster families do our best, but the cats & dogs know when they are home! Linda

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

Good luck Ziggy! Were rooting for her!

Of Pit Bulls and Patience said...

I have been sitting on the edge of my seat since I read this- I'm SO EXCITED for you and Ziggy!

Stefanie said...

Praise the Lord ! Definitely a Christmas miracle ! I pray it works out . I know you will miss him but wow what wonderful news !!!

24 Paws of Love said...

I will be sad to see Ziggy go. I wish him and you the best of luck.

havetailwillwag said...

OMG ZIGGY!!!! I hope he gets adopted but will really miss him!! That face and his antics have charmed me and he has chewed his naughty doggy way into my heart. I wish I was the lucky adopter! Love you Zigs

Love and a Six-Foot Leash said...

Kudos Laurie -- it's been a long time coming. You've worked hard to make his happy ending more achievable, and now -- fingers crossed -- it's finally here! Hooray!!

Bobby said...

We are so pleased for Ziggy and you.
We know how much work you have put in to Ziggy.
We hope and pray it all turns out well.
Happy New Year.
Licks Bobby
PS I have been fostered now for 4 year, someone might want me well you never know.

Susan Blatz said...

This is great. Congrats to you and Ziggy.

The Lady said...

Wow Ziggy!! I really hope this new place works out for you. Its very exciting!

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

I stopped by to wish y'all a wonderful New Year! and I found your update! I am so excited for you!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Anonymous said...

We are anxious for an update?!
Donna of NC

shellygriffis said...

Oh my goodness, Ziggy is "Tebowing"!