Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Have you ever had to put your dog in a doggie daycare place? I think the experience is more traumatic for the humans than the dogs!
We had to let our dogs stay at this doggie daycare place because no one would be home to watch them yesterday. It wouldn't have been fair to them to leave them in the house all alone, but we used this daycare once before and knew that they were great. This people who own and work at this place truly care about dogs, really love playing with them, and we know that our babies are well taken care of there. Still, it's heartbreaking to pull out of the parking lot and see two little noses pressed up against the door as the dogs wonder where you're going.
In the past, whenever we would go on vacation or be out for an all-day event, my best friend would watch the dogs for us. Either he would go to our house and watch them, or he'd bring them over to his house to play. They were so comfortable with him and enjoyed him, so we never worried about their well-being when they were with him. When we moved down here, we panicked because we suddenly didn't have anyone to watch them. Who could we trust with two members of our family?
We did some research, and I heard great reviews about this doggie daycare place not too far from our new house. My mom and I had decided to take a ride over and meet the owners one day, just to get to know a little about them before deciding if we would have them watch our dogs. The owners were great, and we knew that they truly were in the business because they cared; they had started their own business because they hadn't liked how owners at another place were treating the dogs, so they wanted to create their own establishment where they would know that the dogs were being treated like family. We were sold, and we have now left our dogs in their care on two occasions.
While I still miss having my best friend as a doggie babysitter, I'm glad that we found a place to leave them when we aren't home for the day. I mean, in the almost seven months that we've lived down here, we've only all been out of the house for an entire day twice.... it's not like we need someone to watch the dogs all of the time or anything. But still, on days when we're going out for some reason, it's good to have someone you can trust to watch your pets. I like what I've seen of this place so far, and I'm glad that we found them. Still, it's hard to leave your dogs anywhere, and I was glad when we picked them up today. It feels good to have a little furry friend sitting on my lap again.
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.