I Have Caved

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
I Have Caved
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Mon, 10-21-2013 - 11:35am

I am adopting RooBen.

I tried to change my title to "I Have Caved" but I can't make it "take."

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Mon, 10-21-2013 - 11:45am

OK...you scared me....I was afraid to open this....LOL....

Well....I'm sure you have thought long and hard about this.  And RooBen could not have a better home...lucky, lucky dog!!

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
Mon, 10-21-2013 - 12:03pm

I have had RooBen eight months, with three weeks out when he was adopted and returned, and two weeks "vacation" while I had surgery.  We all love him, and he is perfect here.  My only misgiving was taking on his medical bills, which scared me.  But I felt crummy loving and enjoying this dog while the rescue paid all his bills for me.  Eight months is long enough.  I felt I needed to commit.

I can't call this a "foster failure," because I spent so much time agonizing over the decision. 

I haven't signed the adoption contract yet; rescue is going to give me a reduced adoption fee, and the powers that be have to agree on it.

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
In reply to: gazebo
Mon, 10-21-2013 - 4:47pm

I can't see this "not" happening...what better home than yours? 

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Mon, 10-21-2013 - 10:20pm

"Adopt A Shelter Dog Month"

Surrendered to Humane Society of North Texas (Fort Worth) 2/2/13.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2000
In reply to: glebou
Tue, 10-22-2013 - 9:15am

I knew this would happen. RooBen has been too much a part of your life! Congrats!!!!

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Tue, 10-22-2013 - 7:22pm

The contract was in my e-mail this morning.  I signed it and mailed it today. 

RooBen is mine with NO fee.  I just have to love him and care for him.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Tue, 10-22-2013 - 7:25pm

And I'm not plastering this news all over Face Book. 

As far as my children know, RooBen is here because he never got adopted.  If they ask, I will not lie.  But I'm not volunteering anything.

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
In reply to: gazebo
Fri, 10-25-2013 - 1:14pm

What wonderful news!!! Congratulations to you and Roo....

No one need know....but this was your decision to make.  What a lucky dog....

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
In reply to: glebou
Sun, 11-17-2013 - 2:43am

Of course you did Gaye.    You two belong together.  He is family, just fits right in the whole picture.
I'm really happy for you both (all) .  suzan