Friday, October 21, 2011

the last cuddle.

Sweet little Della Street went on a home visit last night. Her hopeful new mom asked me last night, "are you gonna be sad." and I said, rather quickly in hindsight, "No." She seemed a little surprised and I felt bad, like it came across that I don't care about Della or love her...but it's not that at all. After fostering for nearly 12 years it is less sad. In the beginning I was always a basket case when the dogs left, I literally mourned my loss. But now if you find a good home that you know will love that dog - it's just all happiness! Plus one going out means I can go save another one. So it's not that I've become this hardened wretch, I've just evolved my thinking. Does that make me sound mature? Because I will never claim maturity. Ever.

2 comments:

Mare said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing...

megan said...

i met della street last nite! did you know kristen is our next door neighbor? small world. told her we've been wanting to have you guys over - now we can do like a block party. ha. della is a zippy sweetheart. she seemed especially happy and had just come back from a walk to el chilito with her mamma & dad. will be fun to watch her grow up. thanks for fostering and helping so much and pie says HI HI HI HI HI HI! xo, megan