Today is the finally day of Sarge Stories. So it felt right to talk about what happened after Sarge got adopted and we were back to being a family of four. Right out the gate, it felt important to have quality time with Gus and Sophie.
One of the "sacrifices" that Gus makes when we foster is that some of his toys get shared and destroyed. I do my best to keep the very most important ones up and away. But Mr. Avocado was not so lucky this go around.
Adorable Sarge ate Mr. Avocado and Gus was kinda bummed. Gus is a big fan of this toy so I ordered a replacement to give him as a celebration of Sarge getting adopted. Below is the de-stuffed and torn up OG Avocado. He might be salvageable with a wash and some new stuffing.
Gus seemed confused when there were two avocados. Sophie was just super pumped to be included.
When Gus got to play with his new avocado, all concern dissipated. His laser focus on the toy is adorable. I'm so glad he can have his avocado back. He seems to now love Avocado #2 just as much as its predecessor.
We wanted to let the dogs know how much we appreciated them. So we got a delivery from The Seattle Barkery and Gus and Sophie were prettttty pumped. Sophie gets impatient when I want to record giving her treats. I love her little "boof" bark so much.
Then it was our turn to have some comfort food. We looked at what we had available in the house and scrapped together the ingredients for rice crispy treats. Gus is an excellent helper in the kitchen. Very attentive.
Some really amazing news came when we learned that the same day Sarge got adopted, so did another Pacific Northwest Cattle Dog Rescue alumni - Sugar! And Sugar hit the jack pot because her new family already had Joey.
I'm lucky to follow both Sugar and Joey on Instagram now. It feels so good to see updates on how awesome Sugar is doing with her new people. And if you need any evidence for why cattle dogs are amazing, please reference the photo of Joey below.
Even more good news came when I learned that Carter had been adopted. Carter was the dog that Sarge was transported with to Washington. We got to meet the big handsome dude when we picked up Sarge. Here is a video Marie was kind enough to share with the foster volunteers. You can see Sarge, Carter, and Marie's amazing dog Percy on the day we picked up Sarge.
It has been such a source of joy to see rescue working its magic, especially during this pandemic. I'm so proud to foster for Pacific Northwest Cattle Dog Rescue. Below are (from left to right) Sarge, Carter, and Tim with their new forever families.
Thats right! Our first foster Tim, who had been surrendered by his initial adopters, found his forever home. I got the news a few days after Sarge got adopted. And was over the moon.
With all these happy endings to fostering, it feels only right to share our new beginning. Here is a sneak peak at our third foster from Pacific Northwest Cattle Dog Rescue - Honey!
Honey is a two year old red heeler who had a litter of two boys and two girls. She is now spayed and coming to us from Texas in a few days and we couldn't be more excited.
Thank you Sarge for making me not only truly fall in love with fostering, but gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for everyone who makes rescue possible.
REMINDER: Next week we will be updating the shop and announcing items where 100% of the profits (not just our normal 20%) will go to Pacific Northwest Cattle Dog Rescue and to Project POOP in honor of Sarge. I'm really pumped to share with you what I've been inspired to create. And with your help raise some money for the organizations that helped make Sarge's journey possible. Stay tuned!