Saturday, March 2, 2013

Fostering

I've got two new dogs in the house...

Let me introduce Sasha, the 5 yr old Jack Russell Terrier...
Sweet Sasha



















...and Savannah, the 1 yr old Rat Terrier...
Look! She's holding still!




















Savannah was VERY hard to photograph because she constantly moving...most of my photos looked like this...
Boing!

















Let me explain. Sasha and Savannah came from the same home. Their loving owners could no longer keep them due to medical issues. They used to be my neighbors back when they had just Sasha, and last week they called me to ask if I would take one of the dogs. I was shocked...I knew how much they loved their dogs.

I soon found out their sad story, and also discovered that they thought they would have to give up both dogs to the local shelter since they couldn't find homes for either of them. Fortunately, my state has an awesome dog community. I reached out online, and within a few days found a new home for Savannah...next weekend she's going to an agility home to a great couple I already know.

And I decided to keep Sasha.

They say that the best dogs find you, you don't find them...that was certainly true with Casey. So while I had no intention of adopting a second dog so soon after Casey died, here I already find myself with a new dog...and a terrier-ist too!

Fate sometimes has it's own way of doing things. Three years ago, shortly after I adopted Holly, Sasha came for a week-long visit. She "fit" right in and adapted to our routine very easily. She did great with both cats, and I was truly sorry to see her go home. Funny. I think somehow this was meant to be.

I have no idea if she will ever compete in agility with me, but I will certainly enjoy teaching her all kinds of new things either way.

So stay tuned...new stories seem to be unfolding every day around here!

5 comments:

Ximena said...

Congrats on the new addition! How awesome for you. How old is Sasha? Can't wait to see what new adventures come of this!

Anonymous said...

She is a real cutie, Can't wait to meet "what's her name"

Kim said...

Thanks! Sasha just turned 5 yrs old and I'm excited to see what she's willing to learn and how she wants to learn those things.

I'm considering changing her name to Ziva...but we'll see about that.

Muttsandaklutz said...

That's awesome!!! Congrats to you and to Sasha as well for finding you. *What* a sweet face she has. Looking forward to learning more about her!

Kim said...

Thanks! I'm interested in seeing how her and Holly get along once Savannah goes to her new home. So far Sasha only plays the 'fun police' when Holly tried to play with Savannah.