Saturday, October 4, 2014

Eric and Alison: While They Wait


What do you do when your first baby is a full week late?

You visit a dog shelter...

...knowing that now you will be far less tempted by big brown eyes to bring home a four-footed friend to your tiny apartment.

Eric and Alison share a deep love of dogs, and I was so happy to be invited to join the two of them on their outing today as they sought some way to take their minds off the wait for our grandson. However, the canines' doleful eyes were hard for this adoptive mother to endure. Each dog had his own way of crying out, "Please adopt me!"

This fella even had ears that communicated, "Please take me home...please!"

The pups that tore at my heart the most were these noble-looking brothers. After all, the Lord has made it my life mission to rescue orphaned sibling groups in His name.

It was a good thing I'm traveling or we would have suddenly had as many dogs as kids!

While I was losing my heart to a couple of brothers who are likely to be separated, Eric was in an adjoining room having his heart strings pulled by a pup named Buster.

Alison watched on, practicing the comforting, calming "shush" she'll use soon to quite her baby boy.

Before long one of the volunteers offered to let Eric play with the 10-month-old pure bred. He was a sturdy dog, just right for my son-in-law's enormous "paws." The rescue worker also happened to be Buster's foster mother so she was able to fill us in on how far this energetic, active puppy has come since he was rescued from Tennessee where his death was immanent due to over crowding in a shelter there.

A few minutes of playing ball together...

...and the two were fast friends.

I love the eye contact here!

However, today couldn't be the day for an adoption, not with a baby due any hour now. So Eric and Alison cast a final glance at the dogs and headed home. They left happy, having learned that the dogs cared for by this organization all live in foster homes rather than being caged or being in danger of being put down.They're only in the cages for the length of a weekly open house.

I suspect Eric and Alison will be returning to Forever Home Rescue before too long with their infant son in tow looking for the Lord's leading on choosing a pet for their growing family.


If anyone in the New England area is interested in this immaculate and lovingly-run dog shelter, here's a link: Forever Home Rescue.

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