12.12.2008

Friday Fragments 12.12.08




It's Friday again, and I've got some Fragments for ya!
Friday Fragments are courtesy of Half Past Kissin' Time.

One Dog Down

One of our fosters got picked up yesterday, and is on her way to her (hopefully) Forever Home. I say hopefully because I didn't have any communication with the adopter at all, and this is not your ordinary dog. After being with us for several months, she's still extremely timid, and scared of her own shadow. She has issues, and she's not a happy, playful dog. She's a sweet, fearful dog. I have no idea if these potentional adopters know this or anything else about her. When we started fostering for this group, we were told that we would have contact with any potential adopter of our fosters and whether or not we thought it was the right fit. I've gotten none of that this time, and I am not happy. Between that and some other things that have been bugging me, we're not going to foster for them any more. There are several local non-breed-specific rescues and we're in the process of choosing which one to volunteer with.
This is one of the first pics we took of her (on the left, with a former foster we adopted, Suzie). You can tell by her body language how frightened and defensive she is.



We sure will miss our Honey. Suzie will, too.
Slumber Party
My almost-teenager, Ladybug, is having a slumber party for her birthday tonight. She was reasonable with the invites, and then with it being holiday season, it looks like she'll have around 5 girls. That should be pretty manageable. We're planning on grilling out hot dogs and having a fire and roasting marshmallows. Then the girls are going to watch Chick Flicks all night. I think we're going to have a fun time!
Dysfunctional Family Update

So, my mom called me yesterday and was as happy and pleasant as could be. It's like a roller coaster ride, sometimes! I'm just going with the flow, for now...
Wheeeekend

We have another busy weekend coming up; Christmas Parades, church events, and another birthday party for a friend. I probably won't be around the bloggy world, so, I hope you all have a great weekend! See ya Monday.

33 comments:

Mrs4444 said...

Wow-that does sound busy (and fun!) Happy Birthday to your daughter :) Thanks for playing along with FF this week! :)

blueviolet said...

She definitely looks scared by the way she's sitting. I feel so sorry for her. I hope that she's been placed in a loving home now.

Sounds like you've got quite a weekend ahead! Have fun!

Rhonda said...

Have a great weekend! Ours is always busy, too. We basically live at the indoor soccer fields. 9-10 times a week! Ugh!

Honey is so cute! And what a perfect name! Good for you for doing that for these animals! I would love to, but we're never home, and to be honest, I don't know if I'm strong enough to handle it.

mommaof4wife2r said...

glad momma is back on board! shhhheeeewww!

Lauren said...

Enjoy your weekend.

Mama Wheaton said...

Enjoy the girl time and have a great weekend.

Mama Wheaton said...

Enjoy the girl time and have a great weekend.

Mama Wheaton said...

Enjoy the girl time and have a great weekend.

Mama Wheaton said...

Enjoy the girl time and have a great weekend.

Mama Wheaton said...

Enjoy the girl time and have a great weekend.

Mama Wheaton said...

Enjoy the girl time and have a great weekend.

Mama Wheaton said...

Enjoy the girl time and have a great weekend.

Kimmylyn said...

I hope the Slumber party is awesome!! Have a great weekend!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Love the pup pics!!

Hallie

Kel said...

Have fun at the slumber party!!
~K

Kat said...

Aww. That poor little puppy. I hope she gets the right home. She needs people who will understand her.

Birthday slumber parties???? I remember those! So fun! :)

Ashley said...

Awww! I know you'll miss Honey but I'm glad she has found a 'forever' family!

Aubrey said...

Enjoy your weekend!

Glad the puppy found a home! Hope she does well.

Also happy to hear that your mother is on the up slope of the roller coaster. LOL

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Have fun with the slumber party tonight! Soak in that giggling girly-ness!

Jo-Jo said...

I have a friend that is fostering pups now. It really is a great thing you guys do!

Mandy said...

Have a great weekend! I enjoyed your fragments!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Yay for slumber parties!!! I miss my girls having these!! Happy Birthday to her!!!

Abby said...

I hope the doggie is in a good home now! Happy Friday to you!

Tonjia said...

oh look at that poor baby, I hope she does well in her new home. I would love to hear more about your doxie rescue!

have a wonderful weekend, see you on monday!

JEN said...

I wish I lived close to you. I would adopt one of your foster dogs faster than you can say adopt.

Good luck with all your weekend plans. Sorry I haven't been around this week. It's just been one of those weeks. Take care.

Tara R. said...

I hope your foster has found a good Forever Family, and good luck with the slumber party. I remember those too, they can be lots of fun.

(I left something for you at my place.)

Wep said...

Aww we just met our CIndy Lou's new family this weekend. It's hard, but she loves them, which makes it a little easier :)

Jennifer said...

your dogs are so cute... but i'm sorry to hear that you aren't too happy with how the adoption program works with this fostering group. that sucks. it is hard to find good families that are willing to help out... maybe if you talk to them they will try to change some things.

i hope your daughters birthday slumber party was a blast!! i'm sure it couldn't have been anything but!! it sounded like you had a great plan.

i'm glad your mom called and was pleasant but the roller coaster-ness of it all has got to suck... i hope she stays upbeat and happy for at least the rest of the holiday season.

hope you had a great weekend. :)

xoxoxo

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

well, glad your momma took a happy pill!

how were the giggling girls?

Debbie Y. said...

Glad your mom was in a happier mood. Hopefully that will last through Christmas.


And NO! I did not get to eat any of those goodies! DRATS!!!!

WheresMyAngels said...

Oh the poor baby, you can just tell by the picture.

My exhusband got our dog after our divorce but later he gave her to a foster place to adopt out. I wonder if she is still alive. She was getting old and having issues. I miss her and wish he wouldn't have done such a thing, but then I wasn't allowed to have her because my place doesn't allow dogs or cats.

Alison said...

the poor puppy does look scared, I hope the new home works out for her. I admire you for fostering dogs, I am not sure I could do it..I think we would end up adopting all our fosters.

Ms. H said...

The picture of Honey reminds me of my dachshund Freddy when I first adopted him. He was a BIG bundle of nerves but is getting better all the time. Sometimes I look at him and wonder how heartless a person would have to be to terrorize such a sweet, loving dog. I am SO thankful that there are folks like yourself who save these dogs and care for them til their mamas and daddies come find 'em. :)