It’s official, Laynie is adopted! After interviewing a couple of applicants that weren’t right for one reason or another, we found Laynie a forever family. We actually found out last week, but I have been putting off writing this post because in my head if I don’t write about it, it’s not really happening, and I don’t have to think about saying goodbye to this face:
While we are so excited and happy for monkey, this adoption is bittersweet for Jim and I. Laynie was our very first foster and we have grown a special bond with her. We are so thrilled that she is going to a family that will love her as much as we do, but we just don’t want to say goodbye! The fact that she is sick again and we are going to keep her with us until she gets better, is making it even more tough! Everything we do from now until next Saturday when we bring her to her forever home, we think is ‘the last time we will do this with Laynie.’
But, we are also trying to think of the positives. Her new mom works teacher’s hours, so Laynie will have someone home with her all summer and during all school vacations. She will have a new four legged sister to
annoy play with, as well as two legged human sister to take her on walks. Her new family is committed to helping her work on her house manners and walking on a leash. And, she will get to sleep on the bed, one of her favorite things ever! (We haven’t allowed her to sleep on the bed at night, not wanting to start a habit that a potential adopter might not like).
I plan to write more about the process we went through to get here and reflect on the whole fostering experience later next week. Also, I am sure there will be a teary post after we drop her off next Saturday. But until then, we will cherish these last couple weeks we have with the little monkey and cross our fingers that the kennel cough will finally go away for good so the transition to her forever home will be as easy as possible!