She wasn't doing so great with the cats in her adoptive home. Plus, as you may remember, her new home was just down the street from me and whenever she walked past our house, she would pull to come back. So her owners thought they wanted to give her back to me.
As it happened, she returned to us on the last night of having our wonderful Swiss visitors.
So it was like a little party just for Lady.
Lady loved meeting all the new dog-loving people, and showering all the dog-loving people she knew before with kisses.
She seemed happy to be back and just lie near me.
I'm sure it didn't hurt that she was surrounded by food.
She readily found her way onto an orthopedic dog bed and made herself at home,
just happy to be surrounded by so much welcoming energy.
Then of course Florian put her in bed with us.
Lamar was not too happy to see Lady again, as Lamar is just uncomfortable with many dogs and Lady has that bit of Chow edginess that puts him over the edge. So when the owners decided that after all, they wanted to keep trying with Lady, it was bittersweet again.
It's wrenching to think that maybe she's not happy, or maybe she's happier with me. I am trying to let go, and just remember that she is lucky to have a home with people who care for her.
This was tough though and confirms that I'm ready for a break from fostering. Fozzie and Lamar, I'll need some extra lovin'!