Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Foster Dog Skip

Actually, his name is Skipper... but I can't help but think of the movie My Dog Skip! 

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Skipper, a lab/pointer mix, was only around 10 weeks old when all of his liter mates got adopted and he was left looking for a place to crash.  Look at that face... and those beautiful two different colored eyes... and the "drunken sailor" look.  I couldn't resist!

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We knew little Skip wouldn't be with us long, but we had no idea it would turn out to be less than 24 hours!  The transport arrived on a Saturday morning while we were in Maine for a race, so the rescue found another family who was willing to pick him up for us.  We met them on our way home from the track and it was clear they fell head over heels and were well on their way to thinking about adding a second pup to their home (probably a good thing... I quickly fell for the little tyke myself).  

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I wasn't at all surprised when they got home, felt they just couldn't live without Skip and filled out the adoption application!  Assuming they would be approved (of course they were!), they asked if I minded keeping Skip a few days.  Mind babysitting a tiny little bundle of puppy breath joy a few days longer?  Of course not... but they ended up getting things in order right away and Skipper went to his forever home early Sunday evening.  But not before he had lots of play time with the Lapdogs and a little bit of an adventure day out with us.

Skipper playing with Lola & Tut...

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The little guy was infatuated with Sophie...

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He thought his big foster sister rocked!

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Skip thought Zeus was one cool dude...

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Cuteness Overload... Is there anything cuter this time of year than a tiny white puppy in a pumpkin patch? 

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Even more cuteness overload...
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It was a pleasure to be a tiny part of little Skipper's life and we're so happy he found such a wonderful forever home!  His Mom has been keeping in touch with text updates and photos, which is wonderful.  Nothing makes my day quite like opening a text or email, hearing how one of our fosters is doing and seeing photos of them growing and enjoying life.  It makes the bittersweetness so worth it...   

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8 comments:

SissySees said...

Melt, melt, MELT!! But little Skipper isn't going to be a little boy for long, is he?

Kathy R said...

I would have been very tempted to keep that sweetie for myself, had I been you!

Hound Girl said...

awwww he was so cute, congrats on his new home!

Kari in Vegas said...

Skip is ADORABLE

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Miley said...

SO darn adorable and those eyes!! Beautiful pics!

Marjie said...

Skipper's an adorable little guy. I'm so glad someone else had to pick him up, so that he found a home immediately! Lucky boy.

Leslie said...

Oh is he cute! No wonder he almost had families fighting over him!

Bubblesknits said...

Ohmygoodnessgracious!!!! I die from the cute. Glad I saw this two weeks later or I would have been driving up for puppy kisses.

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