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Mar. 21st, 2007 @ 07:01 pm Too cool!
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The wife of one of my co-workers contacted me today. This couple are very pet-friendly people; they built their house around their (combined) pack of 5 dogs and 7 cats. They met through a malamute web ring/chatroom/group, he was our lab director in Australia with 2 dogs and she was a Lutheran minister in Minnesota with 3 dogs and 4 cats. They married and moved to Canada. But I digress.

She works with the Malamute rescue in our area. The rescue has come into a female Siberian mix. She's good with other dogs and cats and they are looking for a foster home for her and Duffy thinks she has our name (as foster parents) written all over her.

Another dog can't be double the work can it?
Who does she think she is?
calvin faces
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From:beccak1961
Date:March 21st, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
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Jim doesn't want another dog:( I don't think I could foster though... I get too attached. Have you fostered often?
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From:neeroc
Date:March 22nd, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
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Sorry, I should have cut this. Hubby doesn't want an additional dog, and he is making me swear this is a foster. I have never fostered before, but have wanted to for a long time. I hope this will work out!
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From:redgemini
Date:March 21st, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Double the love and double the fun more than make up for double the expense and double the work :)
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From:neeroc
Date:March 23rd, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
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I'm hoping she will keep him company too! We'll see.
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From:tarheel_born
Date:March 22nd, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
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We fostered for a couple of years before we were ready to have another dog full-time.

We really enjoyed it though some of our foster dogs taught our oldest some bad habits (like getting into the trash--which she has elevated to an art form as only a border collie can).
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From:neeroc
Date:March 23rd, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
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Oh no! He doesn't need any more of those *g*.
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From:sionelldarkleaf
Date:March 22nd, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
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You just have your one fur-baby right? It shouldn't be too hard for you if this would be a second one. We have two and I love it because they play with each other and it gives them a buddy.

On fostering, be careful!!!! I have thought several times about being a foster mom for furkids, I don't think I can do it. I see myself becoming very attached and wanting to adpot the new furkid, which would mean 3 for us and since we rent.... ya. But that is my warning, if you think you can do it without becoming too attached then I think it is wonderful. Or if you have the option of adopting and are open to it if you do become attached.
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From:neeroc
Date:March 23rd, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
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On the buddy thing, that's what I'm hoping for. And hubby's biggest fear is that I'm trying to sneak another pet into the house *g* But we are looking for this to be a short-term thing.
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From:dadoffille
Date:March 22nd, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
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What a very nice woman she is, to rescue abandoned dogs.

I personaly wish so much I can have a dog someday. It's impossible at my appartement, so I am glad that at least, I have my cats and turtle there. I can't imagine a life without animals to care for, and they do care for us as well! :D




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From:neeroc
Date:March 23rd, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
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She is pretty awesome.

I couldn't imagine life without pets!
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