Are You My Failed Foster?

I find myself once again struggling with the question of whether a dog we are fostering, in this case Jewel, is the one for our family. And I’m trying to figure out if it’s her or I am just ready to have a dog of my own to train with and hang with for longer than a few days or weeks.

She doesn’t look like the dog I see myself with for the long run. Then again neither was Tippi. I want a Pittie type, a smushy face like Princess, or my original preferred breed – a Chow Chow. Jewel is long and lanky and probably looks pretty funny walking with chubby ol’ me.

Her face is so expressive and that pleading look for affection makes my heart melt – and that long, tail whipping back and forth to tell you how happy she is. I get a little wistful when I think about her being adopted and therefore I don’t want to promote her like I have the others. I know that’s wrong, though.

And then I start thinking about all the other dogs I won’t be able to save ‘cause I have her and I start fretting about how to convince C to accept more than one dog in the house at a time.

I think I’m just being a mopey girl looking for some cheese – to go with all this whine. Maybe I just need to take some quality time with Jewel his weekend and see how I feel then.


4 thoughts on “Are You My Failed Foster?

  1. It’s such a tough decision. I’ve already informed my husband that I’m on the look out for an adoption. Maybe not a foster fail, but an adoption right off the floor if someone strikes my fancy. Every dog we’ve fostered, we’ve had the debate. Molly, our current CHOW mix, is the first one that we haven’t had that discussion about. Maybe it’s because she’s new and we don’t expect to have her long because she’s amazing and (we think) very adoptable.

    It is a wonderful feeling to have a long-time companion. But it’s hard to close your door when you know there are so many in need. You have my… sympathy? Empathy?

  2. What a tough decision! I do give you credit though for fostering dogs, I think I would want to keep every single one…. I am such a softie when it comes to dogs and in a perfect world I would be able to save them all! Good luck with your delema, I know you will make the right choice in the end! I am a big dog lover and have two dogs of my own, Zeus and Lucky. They are so funny, loving, and snuggly! I love them with all of my heart and soul! I have started a blog for my Rottweiler Zeus called Saving Zeus. He has a rare genetic disorder and we are trying to raise funds for the medical tests and treatment that he desperately needs. Also on my blog, I have funny stories and really cute photos of both of my boys. If you would like to make a donation or share our blog to help us save Zeus, or would just like a laugh after reading a funny story, visit my page. Since I am just getting started on my blog, there will be many more stories to come so check back every once in a while! Visit us at

  3. Thanks for everyone’s comments. We’ve had a great weekend, but we’re still reserving judgement on her status as foster or family … although I really haven’t promoted her even when people showed interest.

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