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Old 10-04-2011, 11:52 AM
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RD, I actually didn't know what happened to Zaphod. I remember you fostering him, but I missed where he had gone....I sort of thought he stayed with your parents when you moved to Mexico. I'm glad he found a good home
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:58 AM
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I remember Zaph I'm glad he's doing well!

Smkie, it does count. If I had been in a different position, between the two of us, we could have turned her into an even greater dog. I just couldn't keep up with the expenses she was incurring.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:13 PM
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Oh my...Zaphod is stunning. Kudos to you for taking him in and working with him.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:27 PM
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@Milo's - Zaphod was adopted by one of my mom's co-workers. He has a female GSD and young boys to play with. It was really lucky for him the way things worked out, because I had fostered him for the better part of a year with not a single person interested. When my parents sold their house (I was living with them at the time) it was a 4-day escrow and there was no way I could take Z to Mexico with us. We had everything we owned crammed into 3 vehicles and there was barely any room for the teensy border collies, much less a massive, exuberant dog like Zaphod. On our third day of frantic packing, my mom's coworker said she wanted Z. Turned out to be a perfect fit at the perfect time.

I never realized I hadn't updated Chaz on him. I took a huge hiatus from forums after moving out of the country, but I thought I had at least made it known that he was adopted.

I haven't recieved pictures of him in a few years but as far as I know, he's still happy in his home!
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:29 PM
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I remember Zaph I'm glad he's doing well!

Smkie, it does count. If I had been in a different position, between the two of us, we could have turned her into an even greater dog. I just couldn't keep up with the expenses she was incurring.
I kind of know what you mean about Virgo, after having Wink. There really is no way in hell I could've afforded that dog long-term.

I don't want to add up the costs of the damage that she caused, because I know it will wind up being well into the thousands. She was simply the most aggressive chewer I've ever seen, and she reminded me of Virgo in her unbreakable determination to get to food.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:31 PM
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I wish I could have kept Sonja. She was my very first foster. She ended up being with me for 8 months (she had kidney disease and was HW+) Sonja ended up being adopted by the nicest family I could have ever asked for. She was so happy with them which in turn made me happy too. To this day I am still friends with them even though Sonja passed not too long ago. We are so close that I was asked to be there on her last day too. I couldn't have asked for a better family for Sonja.







Diesel. Man was this pup hard to let go. If he wasn't already spoken for before I fostered him for a short while; there would be no way I would have let him go. He had a hard start in life (abused and starved), and it was the look and sparkle in his eyes that made me love him so dearly. He knew he was safe and no one was going to hurt him anymore. He is in a perfect home now with other dogs to keep him company, but he is the one that got away. I promised myself that I wouldn't let that happen again, lol, hence Timber



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Old 10-04-2011, 12:49 PM
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Awwww I love all the stories and the pictures.

RD - I meant to put up that it doesn't have to be a dog, sorry! And Zaphod was super handsome (and a credit to his namesake I'm sure )
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I'm glad that Zaphod got adopted as well! I remember reading that super long thread about him and his progress!

As for my fosters, I don't think there are any that I actually wish I'd kept, but I'll show you a few of my favorites.

Sassy


I fostered Sassy back when I had our old dog, Belle (before I joined chaz). If I'm not mistaken, she was my second foster ever. She was an interesting little dog and she made more growly noises than any other dog I've encountered. I don't think that she was always upset when she would "talk," but rather I think she just enjoyed hearing herself and voicing her opinion on everything! She was an obese, food obsessed, ditzy little dog (didn't like the dark, or rain, and god forbid she ever got her feet wet), but she was super easy to live with and just a sweet little dog.

Lindy


Lindy's an interesting one because she was actually my only foster between Belle's passing and our family adopting Boo. We were starting to look for adoptable dogs when Lindy showed up at one of the adoption events with the group that I used to volunteer for. She was one of the shelter dogs on death row that would've gone back to the shelter to be put down had she not been adopted or fostered out through the rescue. I wasn't planning to take on any new fosters during that time, but I couldn't send her back to die. She was seven years old and just an amazing dog. I think I would have kept her had I not received two interest emails from potential adopters that week. One of them became her new family. She was low-key yet playful and just a sweet, sweet dog.

Evan (Kobe)


Kobe, as I'm sure many of you remember, was my little mystery mutt puppy from this summer. I had him longer than any of my other foster puppies, which may have attributed something to how much I liked him, but he was just generally a good puppy. The little snot woke me up at 5 every morning, but otherwise seemed quite "mature" for a puppy his age. I used to take him and Boo to Starbucks in the mornings and they would both lie underneath my chair and watch the world go by. Whereas most puppies would've been bouncing around at each and every person they saw, Kobe was happy to sit and watch unless they called him over to them. At that point, he'd go into typical "wiggly puppy mode." He was just a real sweetie.
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There's a part of me that wishes I had kept Grimm. He was such a neat dog, and, even though he's in a great home where he's deeply loved, I loved him, too.
But if I had kept Grimm, I would never have gotten Gambit, who is the dog I was meant to have, despite his...flaws and neurosis.
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Abby. She wasn't an official foster, since I didn't do this for any group, I just made some days happier for a dog who was living in a cage at a grooming place I used to work at. We couldn't keep her because my parents didn't want three dogs (we had Daisy and Coco the Chessie at the time). Abby was an awesome dog though. So smart, she could climb fences, but she never ran away. When we put her in the back yard, she climbed the chain link fence, and came around to the side door, and we saw her ears sticking up in the window like "hey, let me back in!!" lol


I still miss Benny, my foster kitten. I know he's in a really great home though. (For those who don't know the story, my roomie Brandy, back when we were both working at FOHA, took a dog to the vet and met a woman there who had found this little kitten and didn't know what to do with it, so Brandy brought it back to FOHA and I agreed to foster it until an actual foster home was found).


And of course, I will always miss Opie. He wasn't a foster (heck, if he'd come into my home, he would have never left) but he was MY DOG while he was at FOHA. He's the one that got away, I suppose. Chazzers that have been here more than a year should remember him.
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