Monday, December 22, 2014

Sweetness and Light

Over the years, I've had foster dogs who were with us for 3 days and foster dogs who were with us for 6 months and foster dogs who never left. Keller is the first foster dog who I knew would be with us for a just a short time, before going back to the shelter.

And of course, she's the one I can't imagine letting go of. 

She is tiny, velvety, all white, and incredibly cuddly. 

She always wants to be close to us, and she sleeps stretched out between our heads. 

They're all cuddly of course, but I don't think many are this cuddly.

She can be an energetic wacky puppy pain in the butt,

but there is an innocence and gentleness about her that make her just irresistible.

She loves other dogs, and gives Dahlia as good as she gets with the wacky wrestling and running and romping,

but she is never testy or grumpy and you can trust her completely to play nicely and have a good attitude.
How am I going to bring this thing back to the shelter? I'd rather just scoop her up and not let go.

Sigh, a lesson about how some of the most wonderful things in life are transitory! 

Fortunately, I know that there is no shortage of adorable pups awaiting a foster home, and that my heart is not done being stolen.


  1. Such a lovely tribute to a lovely dog.

  2. Sounds a lovely girlie, let's hope she finds her forever home soon
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. what a cute little girl she is! such a cuddler obviously

    retro rover

  4. crikey .... my Mum would never be able to learn that transitory lesson thingie. She'd be scooping that snuggle pot up and running away with her somewhere where no-one could take her away. What a sweetheart!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Its nice to meet you!! I hope we can be friends.

  5. I'm confused...she seems like a keeper...

  6. Very well said. You express your love and sadness so beautiful. What a blessing to have Keller know you and you her.

    Well wishes my friend. I know it can't be easy.

  7. Uh-oh - she's got that "I found my family" face on. LOL - she is going to stay if you hang on to her too much longer.

    Monty and Harlow

  8. Saying "no" to your heart and putting on the breaks is tough, so tough, I know. I decided to own my dogs and be a temporary guardian to the rescue dogs while their families "looked" for them. It was a way I could manage my emotions and remind myself each dog has her own home waiting. God bless.

  9. Oh no, how will we ever convince other people to foster if you share how really hard it is to say goodbye? ;)


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