Gibson Goes Home Again.

1 Jul

Actually, Gibby went home the beginning of June, but he was getting so good at coming back to me, that I refused to write about it.  Anyways, good luck Gibby, can’t imagine a better home for you.  Plus, they are willing to let me see you once you get settled in there and I can’t wait.  I nearly kept the little bugger.GIbson Funny Face


In other news, we’ve been kept busy with coordinating the fosters for TG, and I have a plan for this blog that involved our fosters…stay tunned.


10 Feb

Gibson is back.  His adoption did not work out and I went to get him in Victoria because…well just because he’s Gibby.  I can’t do that for all foster dogs, but for Gib…b)

Anyways, he’s been back two weeks and I’m not sure what to do with him.  I’m not ready to adopt him out yet, because its clear that his skin is irritating him.  We’ve revolutioned, bathed, and now we’ve started him on raw.  I’m going to keep him here until we figure out if its an allergy because:

a) Brendon says we might keep him if we can get it under control

b) wouldn’t want to send him anywhere without being able to tell the adopters honestly what he might need on an ongoing basis

Regardless, he’s still super cute and totally funny, so he’s welcome for as long as he needs to find his forever home – whether its us or someone else.

Gibby 2





Happy Boss-aversary

25 Jan

I will never forget sending Boss (Amos) up North as it was one of the hardest fostering decisions I’ve ever made.  I also will never forget hearing he found his forever home two weeks later.  Thank you Patrick and family for giving him a home better than I ever could have imagined for him.  Happy Boss-aversary.



18 Jan

So its been a bit quiet here, but that’s because Gibson is adopted.  He is still with me though as his new family is on vacation and chose to board him with me instead of having him have to change people a few times right at the beginning of his new life.  Did I mention he’s got the best new family?  They are just perfect for him and although I’m going to miss my little shadow and cuddlebug, I know that he’s going to be so great in his new life.  I get to hug and love him for another week and then he’ll go home.


Come back new family! Take me home!


In other news, I’ve taken on foster coordinating with Turtle Gardens, so I’ve been crazy crazy busy planning for this weekend’s dogrun….I’ll tell stories later.

A year of fosters (and a little bit of Cooper)

31 Dec

Ok, admittedly some of these pictures are from the fall of 2012, but the idea is that here are the fosters we had in 2013.  Amos (now Boss), Rusty and now Gibson.  And since Cooper does all the hard work with these dogs, he made it in this photo collage too.


Amos - Look at my eyes! 

Can you spot the Coonhound?


How much longer is this going to take?

How much longer is this going to take?

Christmas Morning

Cheddar Pup

Ok, I only had Cheddar Pup for a few minutes at a dog run…but he kinda counts right?


Ash and Cooper

photo (1)


heart shaped nose



Handsome boy - just hanging in the sun.  Workin it.

Handsome boy – just hanging in the sun. Workin it.


Dog Park Snuggling




Here’s to another great year of fostering for Turtle Gardens!

He’s a girls dog

27 Dec

imagegibson is a girls dog. He will do anything to hang with me. He tolerates Brendon. He likes Brendon well enough but I have a feeling he will bond with the ladies easier than the men. And because of that, I will miss my little cuddler when he finds his home!

I’m going to look away if the camera is here…

26 Dec

Gibson is not the most photogenic dog.  He’s super cute, but yet seems to melt into whatever back ground we give him.  Or take this, our annual Christmas hiking photo…where he looked away from the camera.  Silly dog.


I’ve started to connect with potential applicants so if you’ve applied, watch your email for a note from me.  There are quite a few good applicants, thought I’m not sure the right one is out there yet.  But I’m sending a few questions out to the applicants to try and get to know them a little better.

Whoever the right family is, they are lucky.  Gibson is so much like Cooper its a bit scary.  He’s happy to be on his own, or with you.  He doesn’t run really far away, but he does need some obedience classes and some more confidence building so I’m looking for the family that can best help with that.


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