Did I Do the Right Thing?

I was taking a momentary break from work and scrolling around Facebook on July 25.  I came across a post from a local dog rescue.   They had a 15 year old dog who they were desperately trying to find foster for.  The dog was a very large bulldog mix.  She had such sad eyes.   It broke my heart.  I passed by it but needed another look and more info.  Her current foster family could not keep her and if she did not get a new foster home she would be put down.  Her name, Big Momma.   She needed to go to a home with no other dogs because she does not do well with other dogs.   I emailed and asked if I could try taking her if I could keep her separated from my other 3 dogs.  They didn’t think it would work.  Not much later they asked what I had in mind.  I asked them to come and check out my house and my idea.  It was worth a look.  Someone from the rescue did come to my house and approved of the idea I had.  The idea was to keep her in my office, door shut and gate up outside the door just in case.  We waited for the current foster dad to bring Momma.  They arrived and as soon as I saw her, I was in love.  She is a big girl with the biggest, sweetest eyes.

Had I not agreed to foster her, she would have been put down that night.

Momma has terminal breast cancer that has spread to her lungs.   We don’t know how long she has.   Could be a year, could be a lot less.  I just want to make her happy and feel loved for as long as she has.

It will break my heart when she passes, but, I am willing to take the hurt so she can have a good end of life.

 

 

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