I am one of the lucky ones! The dreadful leishmaniosis had got me and I was taking a time to recover. My fosterer took great care of me and then decided she couldn't let me go! The better I got, the more lively and full of joy I became. I just love living among so many other lucky dogs, cats, birds, and far too many other animals to mention. My life is wonderful.
Sometimes things happen for a reason. Jaeger's original fosterer injured her knee and was laid up. He was getting bored . . . and consequently naughty so it was thought best to find a new home for him.
Just onto our books had come a new fostering family who knew setters - a gift from the universe! And so he went to stay with them - and it was a match made in heaven. He even looked like their other two setters! It was not long before fostering became adoption and there is no-one more delighted than us for this boy.
Timmi's success is quite simple. Dogs know when they are 'at home' - and this was the case for Timmi with his second foster family. He fitted right in there straightaway. He was walking off the lead within a couple of days, demonstrated that he had excellent recall and just generally made himself at home. It is for this reason that his foster family decided they would foster him to end of life. What does this mean? It means that he will stay with them as 'their' dog, and all veterinary costs as they arise will be paid for by people who have generously donated in one way or another to the work of Les Amis des Animaux.
Long-term fostering is one of the best ways to help "oldies" have a comfortable and loving life in whatever time they have left.
And find the right family I did! I am a very lucky girl as I live in the countryside which is what I love. I can hunt lizards and other things that move quickly. I thought I might not like being an only dog because I had never just been on my own before but I actually like it. Lots more treats for me!
It's been ever so hot recently . . . and my Mum got me my very own paddling pool. I just love it!