Sunday, August 23, 2009

Introducing our new foster... FF Jackhammer!

As if a camping trip isn't enough, we've got a new foster dog!! Introducing "FF Jackhammer", or "Jack." I had been thinking about adding a third dog to the family for quite a while now. I've really mulled about it, then pushed the idea out of my head, then mulled about it some more. A few months ago I talked to a few people about it, then decided it was the wrong time. But on Wednesday I was at work, consumed with the idea, looking at greyhounds on the internet as well as mixed breeds and purebreds on Petfinder during lunch break. I just couldn't get the idea out of my head and thought, "God, if it is the right time to add a dog to my family, please let me know. Send me a sign. It's SUCH a huge decision, I can't make it by myself!"

And that evening I was at Wegmans waiting to pick up a prescription when I got a call on my cell phone from Wendy, who heads our local adoption group. "I know you were thinking about a third dog a few months ago, and we just had a bounce..."

On Wednesday, Wendy brought Jack over to meet Lucy and Clifford. He was bounced from his home because he was a bit more energetic than the people wanted (he is just a teenager, having turned 2 in March). Lucy really liked him and even playbowed to him- holy smokes! Clifford was a bit more... haughty... and tried to bully him a bit.

After thinking about it a bit, I decided to take Jack on as a foster dog (with Wendy's approval) since he didn't have a place to go. If things work out between him, Lucy and Cliff, then we may add him to the family.


runswithdog said...

Looking forward to hearing ALL about the Hammer Boy and all his adventures!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Might be a good hiking buddy for you! You need a young dog!


alex said...

Love it, It's Hammer-time- lol.
Best wishes to all of you. God moves in mysterious ways.

Sarah said...

he is so cute!!! good luck!