Two Years Ago Today…

…our first foster, Cindy, was adopted.

That face.

That face.

Cindy, now Nellie, will always be special because she was our “first.” Nellie is a puppy mill survivor who, despite having many health issues we needed to resolve, was one of the sweetest dogs ever. She should have been frightened, shy, even angry and except for the first few days when she was adjusting to life outside the mill, she was none of those things. God, she was so sweet. She was a velcro dog and tolerated Lucy even though Lucy was still a puppy when we brought Nellie home and Nellie had had more than her share of puppies to deal with throughout her life.

Her adventures with us were limited as she underwent heartworm and lyme disease treatment for three of the six months she spent with us but she never seemed to mind. She was happy with the couch, a pillow and love.

She loved pillows.

She loved pillows.

I have no idea if we would have continued fostering if we hadn’t had such a good experience fostering Nellie but that doesn’t really matter because we did have such a good experience. I cried like a baby after we dropped her off at her forever home two years ago today and I cried for several more days after that. But it was obviously worth it because she has the best home ever and she made me want to continue fostering other dogs who need a temporary home as badly as she did.

Happy Gotcha Day, Nellie!

Nellie's forever home.

Nellie’s forever home.

God, she was so sweet.

God, she was so sweet.

Buddies.

Buddies.

Squishy.

Squishy.

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One thought on “Two Years Ago Today…

  1. And, she is still the sweetest dog ever. She makes us laugh, smile and be ever so grateful every single day. She so loves her peeps and her peeps so love her! She has not yet met a couch she didn’t like and with two houses, she has her pick of several. She is a spoiled princess as Daddy caries her up and down every night/day at the house with stairs. When she goes to Petco to get her mani/pedi, everyone there just swarms all over her–they are so in love! As we mentioned before, we thank God every day for sending little miss Nellie Mae Loftus into our lives–she truly is one of God’s greatest gifts! Our hearts go out to Katie and Marty for giving this precious little girl her start in a great (finally) life!!!!!!!!!!!!

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