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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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It's been two years today since Frannie came into my home. I will never forget that call that a 11 year old dog was being accepted into HRI-since she was in MO I was asked to foster her till we could find a "furever" home.

When I picked her up and held her in my arms to put her in my car that day I knew she had found the home. Her coat was short and sable colored. Now her coat is long and a darker sable-she was scared and wondering what was going on-but now she knows that she Rules the house and owns my heart.

I have always said that Paige was sent to me when I needed her most-Rom came to live with me to keep life interesting-Frannie came to teach me that life can move at a slower pace and everyone needs to take time to look at the sky-watch the birds-and sniff the air we breath, take naps when we want and do nothing but hold and snuggle a dog on a day when we feel pressured-stressed-or just need to know we are loved.

Each day I thank my lucky stars that I was the one who got the honor of fostering her and failing Fostering 101. She is a joy and true love and I am so glad to spend each day with her as we walk the path of life.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 06:20 AM
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Frannie is a very lucky girl

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And, no doubt, Frannie thanks her lucky stars that she found her way into such an accepting and loving home. How fortunate for the both of you!

These little beings do have a way with helping deal with stressful days. On days when I am running around going nuts with so many things I think need to be done, I have found myself just plopping down in my favorite chair and holding Augie or taking off and going for a walk with him and thinking 'in the scheme of things, does all this stuff I think I have to do really matter?'. After the walks especially, we both feel so much better!

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 07:09 AM
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Oh Pat, your post about Frannie brought tears to my eyes. She was blessed when you held her and knew she was home. Rescue dogs are so special, it's just a different feeling having one in your home.

I had an awful day yesterday and last night my husband and I were sitting on the floor playing with the dogs and laughing. They can completely change my mood and lift me up from a very low place. You can't put a value on that! I love mine with all my heart so I know you must be bursting with love over your sweet girl.

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Pat, I wish everyone could see so clearly how much an older dog has to give. They come already filled to the brim with love and wonderful things to teach us. I am blessed to love an older gal as well and cherish every moment I get to spend with her. Give Frannie a little hug for me.
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I think that one has to know a Havanese to truly understand the feelings you so elequently described.

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Too bad every dog owner didn't consider themselves as lucky as you do.

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I agree with you Dave. After fostering dogs that were given up and now having a foster from a shelter, not an HRI dog, it just breaks my heart that people treat their dogs this way. I can't even talk about it or I cry.

Pat-You're a WONDERFUL mommy!!!

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I agree with you Dave. After fostering dogs that were given up and now having a foster from a shelter, not an HRI dog, it just breaks my heart that people treat their dogs this way. I can't even talk about it or I cry.

Pat-You're a WONDERFUL mommy!!!
Anne, you are one passionate lady too. I commend you on all your dedication to not only your own dogs but to dogs in general. You inspire me , and everyone here.

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