Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dog Park and IWYPRS

Yesterday was a great way to end a rather long and stressful week. I am happy to say that both me and my sister participated in International Wear Your Puppy Raiser Shirt Day. Unfortunately I do not have a picture of us with our shirts on, but we did wear them. After school and golf practice I decided to take Ggoody to the dog park to burn off some energy. I have been pretty bad about walking her these last few weeks because golf season has started up and missing school causes an extra amount of weekday homework. The dog park was packed! I would guess at least 15 dogs while we were there, if not more. We even ran into a working guide at the dog park. I brought my camera and took some pictures of her. Enjoy!

Ggoody, today taking a nap on the floor Ggoody looking good wearing my Grandpa's hat. Getting ready to fetch. Ggoody with an old soccer ball she found. Ggoody trying to destroy the soccer ball.

Monday, February 15, 2010

No Foster Dog

Sorry for the lack of an update, but it ended up not working out with the foster dog. We were going to foster a female German Shepherd mix named Gracie, however, my dad was not completely on board with the idea so we had to put fostering on hold. My dad likes animals, but he is not in love with them like me and mom are. I am going to talk with him in the next few weeks and see if we can work out some sort of compromise. I was devastated when my mom told me we were not fostering dogs for awhile. I love fostering and raising dogs that I cannot see myself giving this up. I am going off to college in August and raising dogs will be on hold for a few years so I want to be as involved as I can for the time being. My dad has been supportive of me raising Ggoody and Llarson, even Bowser (I think he secretly loved that dog and was sad to see him go) that I think he just wanted a break from "visiting" dogs. In the meantime I think I will go up to our local animal shelter and walk dogs to get my complete dog fix.

I am happy to report that Gracie found her forever home no more than two weeks after being in the foster program. Hopefully I will be able to foster dogs in the near future and I will definitely update with any news.

-Addie & Ggoody

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Foster Dog Coming Soon

We received a call today that Austin Dog Alliance has several dogs in need of foster homes. We happily obliged to take one in. As far as I know, right now we are getting a female shepherd mix that is about 10-11 months old. However, we will see as situations can change and we may end up with a completely different dog. I will update as soon as possbile when I know for sure what dog we are to receive.

-Addie & Ggoody