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Final Alfie update

Hi Everyone,
I took Alfie to his new HRI foster home down in central NJ (not far from my parents). It wasn't easy for me to leave him, but I tried to leave when he was in the backyard playing with his new foster brother. I got in the car and cried my eyes out. After that, I stopped at my mom's for a hug and some homemade chicken soup (even that didn't make me feel better). I miss the little guy already.
When I cam home from work yesterday, he had scratched some of the skin off of his nose trying to get out of the crate- and that was just another small disaster I can add to the reasons why I can't keep him and can't keep him safe. It still makes me feel awful that he kept hurting himself in my care and I am crying again writing this.
I think the foster home he went to is wonderful- the mother was very nice and he has a foster brother to play with (and a sister too, but she is a bit more shy). They have a nice backyard and live by the beach. I will reach out to HRI to check on him (and maybe even go visit him) when I come back from vacation.
I am relieved to know he is safe now but I still wish this had worked out with him. I know he is in a home that can help him now and give him what he needs so that is a HUGE comfort to me.
Thank you to everyone here for the support you have given me over the last few weeks- I couldn't have made it this far without you.
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I know how hard this had to be for you. Knowing he's in a loving and nurturing environment has to make it easier in some way though. Sending you cyber hugs and feeling your pain.

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My heart breaks for you but it sounds like Alfie has found a foster home where he will be happy and well looked after. Consider that a huge success because, ultimately, that's what you've always wanted for him and that's what you've made happen.
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I have tears too. I know this was very hard...yet so selfless. You are wonderful for trying. What if no one tried? You have ensured he will be placed in a good home and he will have proper training in the skills he needs. Because he was not a good fit for your home makes your effort no less wonderful. You have found him a place and helped set him up for success. Hugs

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Well said Geri Ellie and Robbie, my feelings exactly.

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