Well another foster pup has gone to her forever home, and as always it's both too soon and much later than I would have thought, wrenching and a huge relief.
When I first got Pager, I thought--6 month old lab, for Chrissakes. How long is THAT going to take to get adopted?
With her face, I thought it would be a week, max.
But the applications just didn't come, or maybe there were a couple of inquiries but from people who worked long hours and had no other dogs and I just couldn't send her away to be alone, knowing how she feels about that.
And then, in the last week or so, I've gotten about 5 really solid applications and one from people who wanted a black lab, she works from home, he's an athletic outdoorsy hiker runner guy, they have lots of friends with dogs, they have a fenced yard with a dog door, and they'll never crate her.
They met her on Monday, interviewed at the shelter on Thursday, and took her that evening.
And just like that, that little precious face that I could stare into for hours because it is the cutest little tiny thing I could possibly imagine, is gone from our lives.
Pager, I'll miss you, but I'm so glad you'll be loved and have constant company.
Fozzie and Lamar will miss you, but maybe not that much.
Write soon, OK?