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the bad news is...

Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by Jamiya, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    ...there is a Chomper-sized hole in my heart. The good news is - Chomper is in his new home tonight!!

    It's a family that looked at him the first week I had him. They were the only ones who stopped all that day at PetCo to ask about him. They really liked him, but they had to go home and clear it with mom and I never heard back from them.

    Yesterday I had Libby and Chomper at the adoptions and I asked someone to hold Libby while I took Chomper outside to pee. As we were coming back inside, we met up with a man and his son walking into the store. I thought he looked familiar but I'm not very good at remembering people. Then he said, "I see Chomper still needs a home."

    So I talked to him for a while and remembered who he was. I asked if he has a house and he said they do, with a fenced yard! No other dogs, but they do have 5 kids who are homeschooled by their stay-at-home mom. Yippee!!

    So they filled out all the paperwork and then went home to clear it with mom and called me within 10 minutes to say she said yes. I brought Chomper to them tonight and he was so happy, he barely would come to me to say goodbye when I left.

    I just came up from hanging laundry and saw the three dogs laying in the family room. I asked, "Is Chomper still outside?" because he always stayed out longer than the other dogs. My daughter just stared at me and then I remembered - he's not here.

    His empty crate by my bed is going to be hard tonight. But I know he is happy and will get tons of attention in his new home. He gets a boy to sleep with and everything.

    I *knew* there must be a reason that no one was interested in this awesome little dog. He was waiting for the right family, and now he's found them!
  2. someday

    someday New Member

    That's great that he found such a wonderful family! They sound just right for him! I know you'll miss him, but with 5 kids, I know he'll have an abundance of love.
  3. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    that is great news for Chomper, 5 kids to play with that will keep him busy How sad, for you though, but look at teh great foever home he has now. do you still hve the other rescue?
  4. dogangel

    dogangel New Member

    It always sucks when they go to their forever homes... I know. But Jamyia, there's always another poor baby out there who needs your help, and would be dead if it wasn't for your big heart!!!! :y_the_best:
  5. lil96

    lil96 New Member

    Oh,I am sooohappy Chomper found a home. Do you think they'll still call him chomper? I love that name!
    But I know you must be feeling sad now too:( But now you can go out and rescue a new dog!
  6. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    They are changing his name to Champ. I will check on him tomorrow and see how they are doing. I didn't get any panicked calls today, so probably all is well.

    I do still have Libby, the black lab mix I pulled a week ago within minutes of being PTS. It's amazing how much easier everything seems with only one foster. For all last week, Libby was sick so I was keeping her apart from the other dogs and with a total of four it was all chaos. Now it is just my dogs plus Libby and she is not sick anymore. Piece of cake!

    She has really blossomed already, which means all of her problems are surfacing, LOL. She is a wiggly, hyper, impatient, goofy lab! But she's a sweetie. I just need to teach her some self control and she will make a wonderful pet.
  7. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    funny, it took wylie abount t amonth recoup from her illness after we brought her home froma a week a the vet, we said oh lets keep her shy is teh most sweet docile dog, lilttle did I know! that once she was 100% I have never seen a dog with so much energy :shock: :shock: :shock: but she is our baby, you would think after 6 year shse wouldhave mellowed - no, only when she hurts herselg

    good luck with Libby
  8. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Yeah, Libby was a huge cuddle bug and shy and sweet at first. She is still sweet and she has some submissive urination issues and she still thinks she is a 50-pound lap dog, but she is also impatient and jumps up and her whole body wiggles like mad as she loses her mind and bounces around with excitement over things like people and air and stuff, LOL.

    BUT she does calm down. One evening my daughter was alone with the dogs and Libby was out of control, so my daughter put her in her crate (which is in the family room). Libby walks right into the crate and then usually just stands there. As soon as she laid down and sighed, my daughter waited about 30 seconds and then let her out. She came out, licked my daughter a few times, then laid down on the floor near her. A good technique!

    Fortunately, I just went to a volunteer training at the shelter last weekend and he was teaching us how to make the doggies less wild in their kennels and how to get them to sit calmly and wait to be let out rather than rushing the door and bowling over the volunteer (or adopter) with the leash. The things I learned will really help with Libby!
  9. MyPetTherapyDog

    MyPetTherapyDog New Member

    Oh how wonderful. And this happened why??? BECAUSE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MAKING IT HAPPEN!!!
    What great work on your part!
    Lucky boy!!!!
  10. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Hehe, I have been there twice since I dropped him off on Sunday. Once to loan them a crate for a while, and again last night to drop off some heartworm preventive and Frontline that he should have had before he left me. He's doing great and they just love him to death!
  11. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

    Great job Jamiya!!!!

    want another foster?? LOL..

    Granvel picked up a hunting dog that was lost (now realizing he was most likely dumped) and brought him home!!

    He's 100% bonified hog dog. he's a german/somethin mix. Treeing everything, including the cats, and driving us MAD!!!
  12. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Sorry, Sams. My cats would never forgive me!

    I'm not really into hound dogs, but I seem to keep ending up with them. Here are some possibilities for a new foster next week (I took this week off to enjoy my dogs):


    LOL. You guys are all going to add to the number of hits for their Petfinder pages. I bet the shelter people will be like, "What the heck?!" :shock:
  13. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    some poeple :( :( poor sugar is only 4 months old and the people are moving? like whats up with up with that., they all look like nices dogs
  14. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Sugar is a sweetie. I sat next to her two weeks ago, but I had both Chomper and Libby at the time.

    I do know that every once in a while there is a valid reason for not being able to take a dog when you move. But I think most of the time it is a case of being too lazy to work it out logistically so they just send the dog to a shelter and get a new one when they get settled in.

    But why on earth would you EVER drop a dog off at a shelter that will KILL if they run out of room, when you can get to a no-kill shelter within an hour's drive or less?! ](*,)
  15. someday

    someday New Member

    I think Molly is my favorite, she just has the sweetest face!
  16. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Yes, Molly really caught my eye. And it says she gets along with dogs and cats, too!
  17. lil96

    lil96 New Member

    I like them all but, BonBon and Sugar are about equal, then Molly then Giselle is my fave!! Maybe it is bc she looks like my old dog? But I like her alot!
  18. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Giselle looks beautiful in her photo. I have requested that those four come up from the shelter on Saturday, so hopefully I will get to meet them all and decide from there based on personality.

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