Fostering for your local shelter is hard and lately our Facebook foster support group has had to lift each other up quite a bit. So when the photo I posted last Wednesday came through, I just had to share it because of the emotion it exuded.
BK took Momma and her kitten home for the night. They were covered in fleas and she had to bathe them several times. Once everyone was clean and flea free, Momma zonked out in her cozy bed. Her baby was milk drunk when the pic was taken.
That is why we foster: It makes our hearts full when we see what comfort we have brought to those that were thrown away.
You to can be a part of this family, please click on the following link –WCAC Foster Program – and fill out the foster application in its entirety. Once she’s had a chance to review your app, JD will be in touch to set up an orientation.
As always, you can learn more about all the sweeties needing homes by going to the WCAC Adoption Gallery web page and browsing all those adorable mugs. You’ll find out particulars and some insights in their bios.
The WCAC is open seven days a week from noon to 6:00 PM. Stop by and find the love of your life.
Charlie likes to call Rex unruly – he’s not really, he’s just a puppy who needs some training. I had begun to think that he was growing up and moving on from me. He seems to cuddle up to Charlie rather than me when we’re all hanging out on the couch and he’s been quite rude when I’m trying to have a little snack in front of the TV.
But in the end when things get too weird he is a momma’s boy.
We’ve had people over to the house since he’s come to live with us – friends, neighbors, electricians – but Friday night was the biggest group – about a dozen of us at the March Foote’s Friday Night party. Rex had only met two of them before, our neighbors J & S. His meet and greet manners need the most work, but R & J arrived first and helped Rex with that a little. He was getting a bit stressed but all was going well – until …
The beer spilled, four people showed up at that same moment and R took Rex by the collar to lead him to the opposite side of the kitchen from the open door and spilt beer. Rex left a yellow line the length of the room. Poor kid, he wouldn’t even go with Charlie when he tried to lead him out the other door for a potty break, that is until he saw I was coming along. R took care of Rex when he came back in, but it didn’t matter how much encouragement and treats she gave him, he wasn’t leaving my side. Once the food was out and I had a chance to just hang out myself Rex became more at ease and made his rounds to all our guests.
I felt bad for the little guy.
I was thankful that R was there to give him the right kind of attention.
And I was proud that Rex didn’t respond with snapping teeth.
Oh, he still has his unruly moments, but we’ll get that all figured out yet.
Bubba Rex (a.k.a. Dexter 66007) is available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center. For more information, or to arrange a meet and greet, email Foster Momma Suze at email@example.com.