Goodbye, Josie

Today is bittersweet. Josie is going to her new home. While I am thrilled that we were able to find such a perfect match for her, I can’t help but also be a little sad, for selfish reasons. I love this dog. We even considered keeping her at one point. But ultimately we decided that three dogs was too much for us. I also think I may want to foster again in the future, so I’m looking at this as us keeping our home open for future dogs in need.

Josie is going to a great couple from Oregon, so she won’t be too far away for the occasional visit. They are so excited about her, and are some of the most knowledgeable and responsible pet owners I’ve met. I have no doubts they will be amazing “parents” to her. I also know our rescue is good about keeping adopters involved with future events, so I have to keep reminding myself that this won’t be the last time we see her. I will definitely miss her cuddles every morning when she climbs into our bed and wedges herself between us, tail thumping from side to side, whacking us both. I’ll miss her snorts and grunts when she gets really excited and gives us big sloppy pittie kisses. I’ll also really miss the way her whole body wags from side to side when she’s happy. She truly is an amazing dog, and I wish her the best in her new home. I take comfort in knowing her new owners will love her even more than we do, and I’m grateful for having the opportunity to save her from the life (or lack thereof) that she would have surely had if she hadn’t been picked up off the streets and placed into foster care.

With that farewell, I leave you with a photo  dump of several pictures we’ve taken of Josie over the last four months (I also have several videos on YouTube if anyone’s interested!)

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First day we took her in

First day we took her in

Day one - checking out her surroundings

Day one - checking out her surroundings

Exhausted after a romp with Stewie

Exhausted after a romp with Stewie

"Oh hi"

"Oh hi"

Sitting pretty on the patio

Sitting pretty on the patio

"Catch me if you can!"

"Catch me if you can!"

Rough and tumble

Rough and tumble

Stewie play bows; Josie is exhausted

Stewie play bows; Josie is exhausted

All three dogs playing in the yard (I can't believe how small Josie used to be!)

All three dogs playing in the yard (I can't believe how small Josie used to be!)

Josie shows off her pretty pink fleece

Josie shows off her pretty pink fleece

Small, medium, large

Small, medium, large

She's a fan of cozy spaces

She's a fan of cozy spaces (camera phone pic - excuse the quality)

Getting so big! (another phone pic)

Getting so big! (another phone pic)

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4 responses to “Goodbye, Josie

  1. Em

    Awwww, those are so sweet! It’s so cute to see pictures of her when she was little. : )

  2. Thank you so much for sharing her pictures with us and for sharing your love with her. She’s going to a wonderful home and I’m sure it’s hard, but we parents who adopt from such wonderful foster homes are so thankful for the time and love you’ve put into our ‘children’ thank you again for sharing!!

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