Harder Then I Thought

I have some sad news today friends.

My sweet little Beau got adopted.

I got the call on Monday while I was driving into work.  Florida Little Dog Rescue said they had an interested applicant.  A 23 year old grad student.  It was then up to me to get in touch with her and set up a meet and greet.  I had to try so hard to hold back the tears that had started to form behind my eyes.

Let me tell you, WORST FEELING EVER!

When I got to work I pretty much bawled for the first 30 minutes.  
I really did not want to give up my sweet puppy.

Then I had to remind myself that this was always just temporary situation.  Because financially it would not be smart to have a dog.   And I know that.  
But it didn't make it any harder knowing that he would be leaving me.

So yesterday I gave the girl a call and we set up to meet at my apartment at 3 that afternoon.  Worst part was, if she liked him and had the money to adopt him, she could take him right from the meet and greet.

And of course she loved him.  He really seemed to like her too, although throughout the meeting he would keep coming back to me.

But I know she is going to take good care of him and that he'll be happy.

That was the last foster dog I will ever have.  I got way too attached and have no desire to go through that again.  

The next pet I have (which will most likely be a cat) is going to be mine.

I snapped a few picture on our last afternoon together.  

Our very last picture together!

Have fun with your new momma Beau! 



  1. Aww I am so sorry :( I cannot imagine just giving up a little fur baby. I think you are making the right decision for him though.

  2. Awwww, he's so cute! I can imagine how hard that would be. Thinking about giving up my pup gives me that lump in my throat. Hang in there!

  3. What a cutie! I bet that was sooo hard.

  4. This is the exact reason I could never be a foster momma. I'd have 43 dogs! Least you have pics to remember him by!

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  5. Awwww I actually teared up reading this. I cannot imagine having to go through that. I guess it doesn't matter if you knew there would be a soon good bye or not doesn't make it any easier. I definitely think you did an amazing thing tho by giving this cute little guy a temporary home and you can only hope his new mommy will give him just as much love!

  6. Oh my word...I just got all emotional reading this! I can very well imagine how hard that might've been.

    Also, thanks for helping me realize that I never want to be a foster mom for a dog, ha! ;)

    I hope that you do get some companionship real soon...via cat or another dog.

    Happy Friday :)

  7. oh no that is so good but so sad. i could never do that either :(

  8. Oh my goodness, that would have been so hard. You did an amazing thing for him by giving him a good home and lots of love, and I'm sure he will have a good life in his new home too! It doesn't make it any easier to say goodbye though!

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