Welcome! Well I have no idea why you’ve stumbled upon my blog, but I hope you enjoy it. Right now it’s totally a work in progress, but I’m totally excited about it so I couldn’t help but start to share it. Right now I’m in the process of updating the ‘previous fosters’ section then I can focus on my Eve, our current foster who I love. I may say that about all the fosters we’ve had, but Eve and Ivy (sisters? I can’t see how they are not. Here they are- hard to tell them apart huh?) are the best. They both came from Prince George’s County, along with two other dogs that were all set to be euthanized that day.
Ivy was adopted just a week after we had her. And it was the first foster I honestly didn’t get that sign of relief after they left. Don’t get me wrong I have loved each and every one. But unfortunately for them, they are not the only dog at our house, and sometimes two dogs is NOT like one (like I originally told myself it was!). Oh it is sooo different (especially with my high maintenance, high energy Knox).
Anyway, I have such high hopes for this blog. I hope to look back on this first post saying, “wow, look how horribly I was writing, and look how crappy my pictures and lay out originally was…” (disclaimer, I know that picture of Eve is far from ‘good’, however the girl would not sit still unless she was literally at my feet. Makes for a hard picture! And she has yet to master the ‘stay’ command….workin on it!)
I’m excited to chronicle this journey. What an adventure it has been! And I’m sure the best stories are yet to come (I know we’ve lucked out with our fosters so far). Living in the city, we haven’t exactly been stuck with the worst dogs. We don’t have a backyard (or a yard at all), we live in a tiny row house, and we pass about 10 dogs on any given walk. I’m not blind to the fact that MABB is easing us into the fostering process, and that they should… after all Knox’s Pitbull Guardian, ‘T’ said, “I’m a smart business woman, I want you coming back for more”… and so far she’s right! It seems that we are anxious for them to go, but just as anxious to get the next. And that wouldn’t be the case without the support from ‘T’ and the awesome foster parents through MABB. I know I’m not unique in this fostering process, however maybe some of my stories will at least provide some comic relief and “that happened to me too” to the other foster parents, or maybe it will provide some understanding to my friends (or, my mom) who keeps asking, “why do you do this again?”. Some people just don’t get it…but maybe this will help. And just maybe someone will decide to give it a whirl and try fostering…who knows!
And for you Baltimore folks– I’ll also be highlighting some of our favorite dog friendly parks, hikes, restaurants, cupcakeries (oh yes, with Doggie cupcakes), and more. Stay tuned!
With Pittie-ful love,