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The Moment of Truth

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So, first I have to say…  thank you so much for all of your comments and support!  I am so happy for Toto celebrating his 6 month ampuversary.  I wanted a miracle for him, and no matter what happens now, he got his miracle.  Although I don’t post that much, I love to keep up with the stories of your tripawds.  I am inspired by your triumphs and heartbroken at your pain.  This is such a special community, and I am so glad that I found it.

Things have been moving along with us we prepare to move.  It has been crazy, but we are hanging in there.  Then, yesterday, my husband tells me that one of the rescues we have been in touch with has found a foster home for Dexter.  This is what we have been wanting… what we have been waiting for.  So, why then, did it feel like I was punched in the gut?  Dexter has been here for months now, and he still has at least another month of heartworm treatment.  It is really going to hurt to see him go.  A lot. 

Part of it is that he has such a sad story.  He is the underdog, and I always root for the underdog.  He is the dog that nobody will give a chance.  I want him to have that chance. 

Part of it is that I am afraid we will give up Dexter and then something will happen to Toto.  The thought that I could lose two dogs just seems unbearable.

And, part of it is that he is just such a sweet dog.  I guess at this time I was just really getting used to have Dexter around…  and now he is leaving.


You said you caught me cause you want me and one day you’ll let me go.
You try to give away a keeper, or keep me ’cause you know you’re just scared to lose.

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7 Responses to “The Moment of Truth”

  1.   jack crowder Says:

    Thank you for helping Dexter, bless you for getting him ready for the next stage of his life.

    If it wasn’t for you, he would have never found a foster home. From there he will go to his furever home. He’s received the chance you wanted for him, be so proud of yourselves and happy for Dexter.

    His fosters will make sure he will continue to get the very best from life, and you are big contributor to that.

    You will cry a river when he moves on, 3 months from now, you will think of Dexter with a big smile and a very warm feeling in your hearts.

    Thank you and bless you.

    Shelby the P.P.

  2.   admin Says:

    Treasure the time you’ve had and pay it forward to Dexter’s new family. Thanks for sharing your feelings.

  3.   romeo2 Says:

    Dear Toto’s mom: Bless you and your family for taking in Dexter. It was very brave after everything you’ve gone through with Toto. He found his way to you and you have made him healthy and ready for his furever home. I know this must be very very hard. Years ago, we were first time dog owners looking to adopt. We well in love with a big mastiff mix at a shelter named Caesar, but he had been abused He had lot of behavioral issues and could be very aggressive. Now we are experienced and would could probably be the pawrents he needed, but at the time we knew we were not the right family for him. But we went to the shelter three times a week to walk him. We made posters and posted them everywhere. Caesar did find his furever home and of course it was very bittersweet for us. But while we were volunteeering at the shelter we found Romeo, and we believe Caesar brought him to us. Caesar is Romeo’s middle name! A few weeks later we brought Romeo to visit Caesar at his new home. We could see how happy Caesar was. He was truly at home with his new family. We always remember how happy he was!
    Take care. And happy six month ampuversary to Toto!
    Love, Eve and Romeo Caesar Parker

  4.   ldillon81 Says:

    6 months is HUGE! Congratulations, little Toto! It must be hard to be sending Dexter to his new home, but just think of all the happiness he will bring to his new family, who, like you, will one day be able to say that they can’t imagine their lives without him 🙂 You are pretty lucky to have been sent two wonderful buddies. Good luck!

    <3 Laura and Jackers

  5.   Tazzie Says:

    Dexter is a beauty. Thanks for giving him a chance!

    And, little Toto. I remember when you first appeared at tripawds shortly after we did. Were you given a few weeks with your hemangiosarcoma. You are amazing, Toto! Love to hear how well you are doing.

  6.   Peyton's Path Says:

    You have been a wonderful family to Dexter! I think you helped him in the healing process all the while he was helping your family with the healing process! It is sad to see him go, but he must journey to his next destination! You did a wonderful thing by taking great care of him, and he will always love you for it!

    Dillon and Rhys

  7.   jakesmom Says:

    I’m so happy to hear that Dexter has found a new foster family. I know that you will probably be very sad when he leaves… so will Toto. But, Dexter has been so lucky that you took him in when noone else wanted him… and treated his heartworm and showed him what it means to be loved… I hope that his future foster family will keep you updated.

    And sweet Toto… Happy 6 month ampuversary!!! Who would have known! What a wonderful miracle!! I hope that he continues to do well for a long, long time!

    Good luck with your move…. I know how hectic that can be!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

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