Saturday, December 3, 2011
We bring great news! Only three days and Lion has a new Forever Home. His profile was posted on the Internet, and immediately there were people wanting to meet him. When Colleen picked him up from us to take him to see a possible new home, we were very worried. For our new readers, a foster failure is what happens when a person takes in a rescue dog to foster them, then refuses to give them up when someone wants to adopt them. Colleen is a rescue volunteer, but she is also a very well known Serial Foster Failure. She failed when she fostered River, the Golden that was found in the White River Wilderness area, at 10,000 feet, on a trail, starved and tired. She failed with Riley, all she had to do was let him go to a new home. She failed with Sara, Sara never had a chance at finding a different home, Sara was doomed from the moment that Colleen volunteered, "I will foster her". Some of you will remember River and Riley from the summer swim parties. Now Colleen has Lion. We were worried. It turned out to be a good day, some friends of Colleen's were looking for the worlds most perfect dog. When word got out that Lion was available there was a rush to adopt, there was even a second home on a waiting list for him.
Colleen reported back that Lion proved himself to be cat friendly. When he went into the new home to meet the family, one of the cats came out to sniff him and then rub against his legs. Lion did not even move an eye. He was focused on the family and all the other good things in store for him. They are an active family, they jog and run, they will enroll him in obedience, they have a big yard, and someone is home most of the day. He agreed that being an only dog might be fun, he was going to have a great dog to hand ratio. Thanks to Colleen for linking them up, also thanks to Colleen for not adopting him before they could get to meet him. Lion is going to have a life we will all envy. Way to go Colleen.
Have a very Merry Christmas, Winky!
Several people have been asking about Lanai, but the roads are bad, snow is falling, so we will have to wait to introduce her to her fan club.
Mogley G. Retriever