Thursday, January 14, 2016

Marshal's New Adventure

The timing for our beach trip was perfect, because the day we came back was already a bit blustery and much colder. 

Then it got so cold, in fact, and damp and clammy that all three dogs got to wear jackets.
Which became another opportunity for me to appreciate the fact that many of the dogs I get from the Washington Humane Society are the same compact mini pittie size. 

Marshal absolutely rocked Dahlia's hand-me-down hoodie, don't you think? 

Speaking of Marshal. Before Christmas I heard from a woman who had a playful, but not overly energetic dog and lived on two fenced acres. She heard from the shelter that Marshal might be a good match, as he was playful, but not tooooo playful and also liked to rest. 

I was a bit skeptical about that last part and was sure that Marshal would drive this woman, her husband, and their dog out of their minds with his wacky playfulness and insane noises. But they also have a neighbor with an extremely playful dog, Bane, who lives right behind them, so Marshal would have no shortage of playmates. And they have teenage kids who are at home. I agreed that we should meet.

They all came over to my house last weekend, and their dog Mya, also from the Washington Humane Society, was a bit wary of the young whippersnapper at first. But I kinda thought they would do well together, as they sniffed appropriately and wagged around. Mya's people were sure they'd be OK, and I had a good feeling about these people and the way they just loved Marshal. 

So right there we drove down to the shelter, they filled out their papers, and they drove home with Marshal!

Marshal very thoughtfully sent me this update:

I went for a walk today and met a new friend. His name is Bane, and we had a blast running and playing. I also discovered there's a super cool space under the deck in my backyard that beckoned me in. My new mom gave me a treat for coming out (I think she was worried). I am fascinated by the water in the fish pond, and love to weave in and out of the shrubs surrounding it. I know you miss me and I miss you too, but please know I'm doing great and my new family really loves me. Thank you for taking such good care of me helping me find them. I look forward to your visits!

I don't have too many shots of Marshal in action with his new friends yet. But I'm pretty sure he's having a good time. 

Letting go of a foster is not easy, and every time, before we find the perfect adopter, I worry and fret that the perfect adopter won't come along. This time I'm pretty sure they did.

Congratulations Marshal! Don't drive your new family too insane.


  1. those are some really cute coats I am impressed at all you do for your fosters

  2. You guys are stylin in those coats. Bet your new friends were jealous
    Lily & Edward

  3. I think he does rock that hoodie!

    And I hope Marshal is very happy in his new home. I LOVE the photo with one dog on the chair and one dog on the floor, but both looking super relaxed. Is that Mya on the floor? She looks like a mini-Fozzie!

  4. Crikey ..... how good is that?? I sure hope Marshall is happy in his new home. Sounds as if he will be.

  5. Sounds like Bane is as lucky as Marshall to have a new playmate in the neighborhood. :)

  6. Yay for Marshall's new family!! It must be so hard to let them go but you do such an important and wonderful thing for the sweet pups that come into your life!!

  7. Hi Kirsten, missed you. Glad that you found a new home for Marshall. Starting to rain again up here and our dollar is only worth 54 cents to yours.

  8. What happy news for Marhsal! I hope he and his new family are having a wonderful time.
    Thank you for being such a great foster parent. You make a huge difference!


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