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"Foster Flunkie"...Story

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  1. crowpete

    crowpete Boxer Insane

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    I seen this on a rescue site and thought I would share...



    The Masons were already a three-dog home when they began fostering boxers for a Michigan rescue group. Friends warned that once they took the rescued pooches into their home, there was a good chance their pack would grow. However, as Deb Mason reports, “Everyone said we’d be ‘foster flunkies,’ but we made it through our first four fosters without adopting.”

    Then Josey arrived.

    “She was emaciated and sickly when we took her in,” Deb says. By the time her fostering session was over and Josey was ready to find her forever home, the Masons had nursed her back to health from just 36 pounds to a healthy 55 pounds.

    “We had a family come to meet her for a possible adoption,” Deb says, “but they had just lost their boxer and decided they weren't quite ready for a new dog.” Deb’s husband saw this “defeat” as an opportunity. “He declared that no one was going to take Josey away from us,” Deb recalls. “So she became ours.”

    Though Josey had shown aggression toward unfamiliar dogs, she immediately got along with the Masons’ three other pooches. “She is an extremely loving dog,” Deb says, “and she quickly became a member of our household.”

    The Masons also found out that Josey has a silly side. “Her favorite antic is to spin in circles and then flop over on her back and look at us as if to say, ‘You look funny upside down!!’ It cracks us up every time she does it.”

    P.S. As it turns out, their friends were right—the Masons really did turn out to be “foster flunkies”; they adopted another rescued boxer just last summer!



    They are soooo right... One boxer just is not enough :)
    (Hope it was ok to post this)
     
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  2. mguiette

    mguiette Boxer Insane

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    Of course it's ok! What a great story, thank you so much for sharing! I would love to be a foster home, but i know i couldn't handle letting any of them go... :) thanks again for this story.
     
  3. Slobberchops

    Slobberchops Boxer Insane

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    I'd be the same,wouldn't be able to give them up:(
     
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    Chiefsmom Boxer Insane

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    I agree... I'd never be able to foster; because I could never give them up when it's time!!!! :( I give so much credit to those who do foster! You're angelicon 's for giving these babies opportunities for a wonderful home! :)
     
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