WE ARE FAILURES! - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
Judy - Dori & Jaime's Mom
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 137
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
WE ARE FAILURES!



A little over two weeks ago, I got a call from the HALO former foster mom of our girl Dori (puppy mill rescue) and they had a need to move a foster from a home with male neutered dogs to a home with only girls because there was some attempted "raping" going on with a female puppy mill rescue that had an infection. I agreed to "FOSTER ONLY" Clover (AKA Chloe at our house) since she did not meet many of my wish list items for our next Havanese.

She has demonstrated less fear that Dori, but was still fearful and the transition was hard as she had settled into her former foster home. She is a very sweet dog and I was working hard to make her more adoptable. She had a big car sickness thing (think puppy mill rescues usually do) and we began a car therapy program. She quickly adapted to walking with Dori and the car therapy is going pretty well as long as I am in the back with her. She was catching on well and she is already velcro-like.

Since she had been on Petfinder for a while, there was a potential adopter shortly after she arrived at our house. The potential adopter had gone through the approval process and talked to the appropriate people, as well as the former foster mom who had been involved in medical treatment that occured after her Petfinder posting. She ended up having a stricture in her urethrea. She got an infection and it was unknown if there would be future problems because of it. She never pees very much at one time, but I have another female dog that does that too -- she wants to save it up to always have available to pee over another dog's pee. Her peeing and pooping is almost always right after Dori does it.

Long story short, the potential adopter decided she did not want to take a chance. My husband immediately jumped in and said Chloe should stay with us, and I was prepared to say YES if he initiated it. We had had a couple of incidents where Dori had gone after her and poor Chloe did not want to come near Dori (or me as she was afraid Dori would be there) for a few days. By the third day, she and Dori were back to being friends. We gave it a week after the last incident and all was well, so I took her to my vet yesterday got her checked out and microchiped. We officially adopted her.

There is a lot more to our story of getting another dog in the past few months, but I won't bore you with that -- but it is obvious, we needed to be there for Chloe and the other dogs went to great homes.

As you will see she is very cute and Dori and her could be twins (other than there coats being very different).

Judy
Mom to Jaime, Dori, and Chloe
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Chloe -- Close up 7-28-10.jpg (28.5 KB, 194 views)
File Type: jpg Clover-Chloe and Dori -- Car therapy.jpg (98.9 KB, 196 views)
Judy -- Toby & Jaime's mo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 08:14 AM
Senior Member
 
pjewel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 8,941
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 41 Times in 25 Posts
Aw, congratulations on your failure. I'm happy for all of you.

<b>Just Milo and me, and . . . </b>Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
Geri, Milo, Bailey and HRH Princess Ruby Tuesday

If you're thinking of getting a puppy, click here
http://www.photoshow.com/watch/YK8AH4rw
pjewel is offline  
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 08:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Missy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,746
Submit Photo: 27
Photo Submissions 48 Times in 35 Posts
awww what a great way to fail!!!! welcome to the forum officially Chloe




Missy, Jasper & Cash
Missy is offline  
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 08:27 AM
Senior Member
 
trueblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cajun Country
Posts: 2,876
Submit Photo: 23
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 5 Posts
Congrats, you big failure! . Chloe is lucky to have you.

Kim, Santos & Brew
trueblue is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 08:29 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 806
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Congratulations!! Sounds like you and your husband were thinking the same thing!
mimismom is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 08:32 AM
Senior Member
 
Kathie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SE Georgia
Posts: 4,515
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 12 Posts
Congratulations on your new addition! Chloe is absolutely adorable - just look at that face!!

Kathie, Abby & McGee's Mom
Kathie is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 08:42 AM
Karen
 
Brady's mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 3,067
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 16 Times in 9 Posts
I just love those kinds of failures, especially since my Cassie came from one of them! Congrats! Cassie too isn't everything I had on my wish list for my next havanese, but I love her just the same!


**Karen, Mom to Brady, Dugan, and Devon
Brady's mom is offline  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 08:55 AM
Jenn
 
hav2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fort Leavenworth, KS
Posts: 334
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 2 Times in 1 Post
Best way to fail!! CONGRATS!!

jenn, izzy,fergus and harry too!
hav2 is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 09:16 AM
Kristy Loman Chiodo
 
klomanchiodo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Riverview, FL
Posts: 121
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Failure is the way we learn...and the lesson here is what tremendous hearts you have. Hugs to Dori and Chloes from Willow, Bella & General.

Kristy - Willow & Bella's Mom (And General the Yorkie, too!)
klomanchiodo is offline  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 09:36 AM
Senior Member
 
SMARTY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,107
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 8 Times in 8 Posts
Most of us fail at least once at fostering. We did with our little Galen and may again if this little Lacey (in GA) stays with us much longer.

Congratulations and enjoy.

Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen
SMARTY is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome