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To my Foster Mom...

I don't know if this has been posted here before but I thought that it was a good reminder of why we choose to foster a dog...and then let them go


To My Foster Mom...

You bundled me up with blankets and love.
When I needed it most, you gave me a hug.

I learned that the world was not all scary and cold.
That sometimes there's someone to have and to hold.

You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend.
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.

And just when I thought you'd done all you could do,
there came along not one lesson, but two.

First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go.
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know."

You bundled me up with a blanket and kiss.
Then came a new family; they even have kids!

They took me home, forever to stay.
At first I thought that you sent me away.

Then lesson two became perfectly clear.
No matter how far, you will always be near.

And so, Foster Mom, you know I've moved on.
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.

I'll never forget what I learned that first day.
You don't really give your fosters away.

You gave me these thoughts to remember you by.
We may not meet again, and now I know why.

You'll remember I lived with you for a time.
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.

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I concur Maryam!!
That is precious.

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That is sweet. Crying in the middle of the afternoon....

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Me too.

<b>Just Milo and me, and . . . </b>Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
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It's not nice, making me cry before bedtime. My hubby thought there was something really wrong.
What a beautiful poem.

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And that is the reason foster homes are wonderful-and foster "parents" are true Angels.

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Beautiful poem!
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Oh my gosh...I am trying to tyoe with tears in my eyes....what perfect timing...Miss.Savannah I believe has found her furr-ever home. This is my first foster. We have had her since Thanksgiving...such a long time to bond and love her. I will truly miss her but know that she has love to share with her new family. This is going to be really hard....it makes me sick to think about saying good-bye which I won't I am telling her I will see her soon!!!! She has become a mommy's girl...oh this hurts.

~~Mommy"s Little Angel~~
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Oh my gosh...I am trying to tyoe with tears in my eyes....what perfect timing...Miss.Savannah I believe has found her furr-ever home. This is my first foster. We have had her since Thanksgiving...such a long time to bond and love her. I will truly miss her but know that she has love to share with her new family. This is going to be really hard....it makes me sick to think about saying good-bye which I won't I am telling her I will see her soon!!!! She has become a mommy's girl...oh this hurts.
I know that it hurts to let her go but remember the impact that you've had on her life....love her and know that you're making the best choice for her.
I still miss every one of my fosters and think about each of them almost every day. They become part of who you are

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