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|Everything Greyhound > Everything Greyhound Fosters > The Fosters|
|Posted by: Pipi5 Jul 31 2010, 10:22 AM|
| I used to foster all the time for MidSouth Greyhound Adoption Option, usually the post surgery pups who had already been adopted. Then I stopped for a while. A friend of mine Cheryl, works at Southland & is involved with Rescued Racers in St Louis & about a month ago she asked me if I could foster a sweet boy for her named Bob. Good looking 3 yr old brindle with a black face. He was a hoot. He wasn't cat safe or dish rag safe! Luckily he went home with some kids & has never looked at another cat. he he he
This past Tuesday I picked up 2 sisters, Quest Black & Tina Fawn Foster. They are so cute. They're 2 yrs old & so shy. They are just now starting to come to me when I say they're names. They've been playing this morning. Quest stays in her crate most of the time, but when she wants out, she sings. Tina is a hoot, she's found out she can run fast around the yard & she stretches out, then suddenly realizes she can't control herself & will stop.
I've been trying to get pictures but both move really fast, so I'm going to post what I have.
This is the first day, that's Tina at the door with Smiley & Quest over by the a/c unit.
And this is this morning, wondering why I was saying puppy puppy puppy puppy to them. They really think that's funny. That's Gabby laying on the couch.
They're going to St Louis in the morning to the group up there & then I think they'll go into foster care until they are adopted.
|Posted by: mountain4greys Jul 31 2010, 10:41 AM|
|They sound wonderful! Love the pics to.|
|Posted by: Pipi5 Jul 31 2010, 11:20 AM|
| They've been playing all morning & Quest stopped to take a nap, then jumped right back up. I got a semi-good picture of her.
Its funny how much they have settled down with the older ones since Tuesday. I highly recommend when you have an older one to get a younger one, the younger ones learn so much. The older ones know what they can & cannot do. My older ones were excited to see the pups, then they just ignored them. Even when Bob Foster was here, they chased him & played, but didn't try to keep up with him alot.
|Posted by: dad2paisley Jul 31 2010, 11:49 AM|
|Posted by: Pipi5 Aug 1 2010, 09:31 AM|
| Well the Foster girls are heading to Missouri to Rescued Racers. Yesterday I tried to take a nap & they kept jumping up & running out of their crates to chase the cat Sunny who was provoking them. So I finally shut the doors & everyone laid down. Then last night for bed time, I did the same thing.
This morning they sprang out of their crates to go do their business. I got dressed & met Cheryl at a half way point between my house & hers. We live about 15/20 miles apart...but its a straight shot to this one shopping place that's perfect for our pickups & drop offs.
I brought Pipi along with me for company & I honestly think she helps the puppies feel safer. They all 3 laid down before we got out of Olive Branch.
On the way home I stopped for gasoline & of course since it was cooler outside, I rolled down the windows so Pipi could see me, touch me & stay cool. 7:30am is probably the only time its going to be cool outside today.
Anyway the little sisters are on their way to their forever homes I hope soon. I think Cheryl said they'd go into another foster home, then go to a forever home when they're applications were approved. I think they're going to go ahead & separate them also. Most people don't want two 2 yr olds. The one family that did have an application already in, their black greyhound recently died from cancer & they didn't want another black one...so there was a fawn, 2 brindles & a black to choose from. One of the brindles is a blue brindle. Alltimer! I thought Cheryl was saying Alzheimer. ha ha ha
An example of what it looks like around here after foster puppies leave:
I did find out I think it was last weekend that Tina & Quest did get adopted together!!! That made my heart happy. Both girls are so shy, but Quest is the worse. And during their fostering, they were separated, but the family saw their pictures on the website & wanted both. RR thought it would be great for both puppies & the family, with the family still mourning the loss of their other grey, this would help them to heal. I thought it was a great plan & so did the family.
The adopters aren't on any websites, but did promise to send pictures. Sounds like I need to do some EG promoting.
|Posted by: dad2paisley Sep 6 2010, 08:14 PM|
|Good news. I am glad they got adopted together. Sometimes that is the best.|
|Posted by: Beryl Sep 7 2010, 07:03 AM|