Willie and Bambi left my home three weeks ago. The shelter contacted me and said there was room for the two. It was, as I expected, a sad moment for me. It broke my heart to know they would be shelter dogs, but I also knew that this meant they would be posted for adoption and on their way to finding forever homes.
I thought of them often, checking the site to see if they are still on there, even though the shelter promised to keep me in the loop on their adoptions. It’s hard being a foster mom, for me anyway, but it is even harder to let the dogs go when they don’t have homes. This was my second experience with this, and it was just as hard as the first time.
And then a week and a half after the shelter took them in, I saw a message from a member of the humane society board. Bambi was approved for adoption. I was so happy for Bambi and heartbroken that Willie was being left behind. I did check on Willie, however; and was told they separated the pups a few days ago to see how they are on their own, and Willie was happy, healthy and quite content.
I have been in touch with Bambi’s mom, who has shared photos of Bambi quite happy at home with her new family. Her name has been changed to Vanya and she is trying to encourage her two feline siblings to play with her. I can tell from the couple of conversations I had with Vanya’s mom, and the photos of Vanya owning her new home, that she is definitely where she is supposed to be. Lucky lady.
Just a few days after Vanya’s adoption, I got another message, Willie found his forever home! I heard from his mom and she is smitten with him. As we expected, Willie is taking some time to adjust to his new surroundings, but he is coming around quickly.
I am so excited these siblings have found their families, and the best part is both families are interested in the pups staying in one another lives. They have exchanged numbers and will arrange play dates for Vanya and Willie to be to life long friends.