Letting Go

This week I learned that letting go makes me happier than holding on.Labrador Friends of the South - Available Lab Freckle (1 of 1)-16

For the past few weeks all my friends have been asking how I could let go a puppy so cute and fun. I considered keeping him and letting him go was not easy… until I realized that letting him go would make me even happier.  It helps that we have some wonderful people supporting us and Labrador Friends of the South - Available Lab Freckle (1 of 1)-17when a family adopts a second dog from us is even more special. CC, now McGraw is enjoying his mew life with Buddy (aka Air Bud). He is playing all day and teaching his new brother not to be scared and to enjoy life.

I know there will be a day when I will not be able to let go, but in the meantime the feeling of letting go and the knowledge that my house is open to save another dog feel my heart and make me happy.

Below is the movie I was sent a few hours after CC went to his new home. I was still missing him and watching this video made it all better. Thank you for sending me this video and for adopting this special puppy….Now on to the next foster!

1 comment on “Letting Go”

  1. Jo Bell Reply

    Fostering, is love. You take this little, medium or big lab that has been neglected, abused, abandoned or maybe their family have just grown tired of them. Some times they are scared and shaky, bold and bawdy, Some times they have forgotten their ‘in house’ rules or were never taught them in the first place, You spend time with them, which I think is the most important. You teach them what is acceptable behavior and not. Labs are SOoooo eager to please that when I hear: They won’t do anything for me! You know it’s the human in the room that’s the problem. Labs are a lot like children. They respond the best to a routine and consistency and a human that is ‘in charge’. It’s hard to let them go…..and some you can’t ever part with. But once they go to their new home where they are loved, you get a new dog to foster and it’s a wonderful thing watching the dog learn and grow into a great dog….and it’s a privilege to be a part of it.

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