|Barked: Thu Apr 26, '12 11:40am PST |
|I think it's great to give a dog (or any creature, really) a second chance at life. Like Sarah, I love helping a dog recover physically from illness, too. They all heal and learn at their own pace, and to me that's one of the best parts...watching as a dog comes in to its own, learns how to control itself and enjoy the life and the world around them.
After my last foster was adopted out a family member said to me (with some distaste I might add) "Oh, I could never do that. I get too attached." Understandably, that happens sometimes. But I couldn't help feeling a bit insulted, as if I somehow don't get attached because I know they're going to move on. I'm preparing them to, that's the whole point. I do get attached, I think about every animal I've helped and hope they're doing well...I responded by asking "Don't you want your son to some day lead a good life on his own?" To me it's a lot like that: you're preparing them the best you can for the next step on their journey, but that doesn't mean that you never got attached. Rescue can be bittersweet at times, too, but it's so worth it.
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