View Full Version : A Happy Rescue/Foster Story

07-27-2007, 01:22 PM
A few weeks back a sweet little blue girl in Gaston, NC, was in need of a home. Dom's friend Trish decided to adopt her and my friends Laurey (Lolly) and Janet helped pull and foster her. Everyone who saw this little sweet & affectionate girl fell in love with her. Janet named her Bliss b/c she was so full of joy. Janet only fostered Bliss for two weeks before her new family was able to come and get her. Bliss was able to come to our club's July Fun Day, too. It was a hard but happy day when Bliss left for her new home and family (her family has since named her Sunshine and call her Sunny). Since I decided long ago that I couldn't handle the emotional aspect of fostering, I wanted to thank Janet for her part in helping Bliss get to her forever home. I made Janet a mini scrapbook with pictures of Bliss. I so admire all of you who do rescue and take on the brave task of fostering and letting go.

Here's a link to the pics in my photobucket for anyone having trouble viewing:

http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m214/catdragon21/Bliss%20Scrapbook/ (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m214/catdragon21/Bliss%20Scrapbook/)


First Time at PetSmart

Little Boy at PetSmart that got lots of kisses:

Me & Hubby Joe

Bliss with Jake's best gal pal Pepper (Janet's youngest cattle dog):

A Long Day of Playing:

Janet and Laurey (Lolly):

New Family:

07-27-2007, 01:52 PM
Oh look at that Happy Happy dog!!!! What a wonderful story. I dont know that I have ever seen a dog give off such sheer joy through only pictures, but she sure does!!! Pam

07-27-2007, 01:58 PM
That is such a nice photo album Melissa. I'm sure shes going to love it!

07-27-2007, 03:46 PM
How sweet! I can't see the pics but it's so kind of you to make that for her. See... you are crafty!

07-27-2007, 05:20 PM
You must be the most thoughtful and generous person in the world. Thank you so much for putting the pictures in your album so I could see them.
That scrapbook is wonderful. I know Janet will treasure it.
The last picture, with Bliss totally at ease on her back with the children gently petting her, brought tears to my eyes. Kind of bittersweet.
I fostered a dog for 6 months last year. I loved him like he was my own. He found a wonderful home in Oregon with a fabulous family and I couldn't be happier for him. But I still love him and I still miss him and it still hurts. How I wish I had a scrapbook like the one you made for Janet.
Bless you for doing that for her:Angel-211433-109114

07-27-2007, 05:31 PM
Melissa, that is awesome!
I just wanted to say that anyone who feels they can't help rescue because they can't foster or transport, please read this thread (http://www.aucado.us/forums/showthread.php?t=1084)in the Rescue forum and then put your name down on the list of volunteers (http://www.aucado.us/forums/showthread.php?t=5304).
You can do little things or big things, everything is needed and everything is appreciated.
Janet and Laurey - Thank you to you guys too!! And to Dom for helping the planets align for this beautiful girl!
CK, I just emailed you the pdf of this thread so you can see the pics.

07-27-2007, 05:35 PM
Oops, didn't see your last post about being able to see the pics. Oh well, you now have it in your email too LOL:blush:

07-27-2007, 06:37 PM
Oh man what a great story!!! The last picture with the 2 kids and that quote made me tear up. That was so perfect! Thanks for sharing it.

07-28-2007, 06:58 AM
That is a wonderful story. I really like the picture of the little boy and Sunny at PetSmart, so cute. :s11: She sure is a happy girl. Your scrapbook idea is such a great gift.

Jean & Crew

07-28-2007, 08:42 AM
Kudos to everyone who helped Sunny find her new home!

Melissa, the scrapbook is awesome and such a thoughtful idea!

Fostering is hard at times and it does take an emotional toll on the foster parent, but it is so necessary. Just as any part that anyone plays in rescuing a dog is important. :thumbup:

08-01-2007, 09:48 AM
As foster mom of Bliss--now Sunny, I can personally attest it does take a toll on your heart, there hasn't been a day since Sunny left that I haven't thought about her. But the wonderful thing about rescue/fostering is a wonderful dog's life has been saved and a family will have a companion they otherwise would have missed. Sunny is the sweetest puppy I've ever seen, smart, willing, loving, quiet--amazingly so except when she needed something. She is always happy, so undemanding, loves everyone she meets--what a wonderful family member she will be for all her life. It was hard to let her go but I have the memories--now preserved in such a thoughtful way by the scrapbook, it touches my heart every time I look at it (can't thank you enough Melissa for giving me these photographs in such an beautiful presentation--it's just like you to be so generous and thoughtful), Sunny will be part of my heart from now on. Fostering is difficult but even worse would have been no Sunny at all. If there had been no foster home, Sunny would have died--so that's the privilege of fostering--joining the sweetest dog with a family whose life will be enriched by her sheer joy of life every day. Happiness IS---------Sunny.

08-01-2007, 12:01 PM
Janet and Melissa, between the two of you you make my cry at least once a day!! You both have such big hearts.

P.S. Stop making me cry.

08-01-2007, 12:04 PM
Lolly, you're always gonna cry when they do such nice things. So to stop making you cry, they'd have to stop doing nice things.

Go ahead, guys - make her cry all you want!!!

08-01-2007, 12:12 PM
Go ahead, guys - make her cry all you want!!!

Well, since you put it that way, I will stop being selfish and only thinking of myself and take one for the team. Please, make me cry all you want!

08-01-2007, 12:15 PM
Well, since you put it that way, I will stop being selfish and only thinking of myself and take one for the team. Please, make me cry all you want!

Happy tears are much better than the sad kind!

08-01-2007, 09:24 PM
On my way home from the funeral I stopped off at Trish's and met Sunny today. She is the picture of health, made friends with the cat, Killed 2 chickens ( she really did want to play with them), Starting obedience class next week, Follows her family all over the farm, is spoiled rotten, and left her little paw prints all over my white shirt so that I would not forget her.

08-01-2007, 11:51 PM
Oh NO!!!!! In typical "mother" fashion, I can't believe my foster kid would do something like that! Those chickens obviously made her do it. Obedience classes quick!!!!!! please, and keep those chickens out of her reach--oh dear, thank goodness she made friends with the cat. Since she lived with several cats here, I'd be crushed if she didn't get along with the cat. I'm delighted to know she is spoiled rotten, the only way to have a cattle dog kid--but tempered with obedience. Now the paw prints on the shirt I can believe, she is a lover for sure.

Thanks, Dom for the update, I've wondered every day whether she is happy, what she's doing, how she is interacting with the kids (I know she loves them--she's a kid-friendly little girl), and hoped she was totally healthy. Except for those chickens tempting her beyond her ability to control herself, everything sounds great. Hope we hear more posts about her.

08-09-2007, 09:13 PM
Melissa i love the story! Glad that little blue girl got a home!


08-09-2007, 09:50 PM
If I send you Trishes email could you please send her a copy of this?

10-21-2007, 09:30 PM

Have you heard from Trish lately on how Sunny is doing these days? We're working on a rescue calendar for R&R and Sunny/Bliss has been on our minds.

10-22-2007, 09:24 AM
I know she went to puppy, the kids love her dearly, unfortantely she kills lots of chickens. I am calling Trish today so will find out more.