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She’s really a gazelle

Our foster dog, Taffy, learned a new trick.  She is able to jump/climb over our chain link fence.

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Does this look like the face of a dog that would do such a thing?   She jumped the fence as I watched her bound through our neighbors pasture like a freaking gazelle.

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Here she is looking pensive.  Thoughts of running through lush grasses and wading through murky, stinky ponds.

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Taffy

It has been decided that our newest foster dog’s name will be Taffy.  As you can see she is a beautiful girl.

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Learning the Ropes

Glen is teaching our foster dog, Lola, how to play with a braided rope.

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She is such a pretty girl, can’t believe she hasn’t been snatched up yet.

Our Newest Foster

I was contacted yesterday by The Animal Rescue Alliance, (T.A.R.A), in reference to them desperately needing someone to foster an elderly dog. We have fostered for them a couple of times in the past, and let’s just say, after reading this dogs story I immediately stepped up.  This old boy was found tied to a fence by Boulevard Brewery in Kansas City.  After trying to get animal control to pick up the dog…which obviously didn’t happen, a T.A.R.A volunteer took him in.

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This dog just breaks my heart!  He is only about 40 pounds and has a severe ear and eye infection.  Thankfully he is heartworm negative!  I will probably be picking him up this evening.  He doesn’t have a name yet, so stay tuned for updates.

Shameless Beggar

I think Lulu had lots of people food in her previous life.  She is trying to tell me that she would definitely enjoy what I am having for dinner.

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Discovery

Our newest foster dog, Lulu, has discovered that dog toys are fun.

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I Wasn’t Done

Our newest foster dog, Lulu. is giving Glen “the look” because he quit petting her.  I don’t think she was ready for him to be done.

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Foster Failure

Glen and I decided to adopt our foster dog, James.  Calling it a failure doesn’t really ring true.  He is getting a forever home and we are getting a great dog that already fits very well with our family.

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James looks pretty happy about it.

We are now foster parents….sort of

We made the decision to help The Animal Rescue Alliance, (http://www.tarasdream.org/), by fostering dogs.  Yesterday I went and picked up a small Rottweiler mix named James.  He is about 2 years old and full of what seems to be endless energy.  Hopefully he will find his forever home for the holidays.  He is a sweet boy and deserves it.

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He is recharging his batteries in this picture 🙂

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