Don't get me wrong, Trip very loves his new mama, but he is clearly still pretty fond of me too!
This is one of the great experiences of fostering. As hard as it was to let this boy go, it was the right thing for everyone. Trip leads a charmed life and is a successful agility dog. Although he is a regular on the local AKC circuit, we haven't been doing much AKC lately so I visited him at home since his family lives just a few miles from my parents.
Not only do I get to remain a part of his life but I have become good friends with his mom. She so much enjoys Trip that she has even fostered some dogs for Border Collie rescue herself including her long term "project" foster dog who is still looking for her perfect forever home now that Mary has done so much to bring her out of her shell and socialize her.
This is a great example of how fostering can change lives of so many for the better. If you have not considered fostering, now is the time to think about it. Many rescues are in desperate need of these priceless volunteers!