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Former foster update: Laszlo

Anyone remember Laszlo, our foster puppy from Southeast German Shepherd Rescue?

He was just a little guy when we had him, back in April 2013. 166 more words

German Shepherd

Compassion for animals

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”

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German Shepherd

Captain Crunch, Makeup, Dinner and Dogs

Adventures from Our First Week with a Teen

She wasn’t happy.

Sitting with us at the dinner table, she moved a few pieces of lettuce around on her plate and stared down the chopped vegetable and tuna salad in front of her, her mouth not quite at a full-out pout. 987 more words

Foster Experience

When the Call Comes

She came on a Sunday morning.
The call came at 6 am. When I didn’t hear the phone and wake up right away, it came again at 605. 1,318 more words

Foster Experience

Your Life is a Crock

My daughter has a big family by some standards. There are six children. Three of them are in diapers and are considered “special needs”. In addition there is a sassy five year old girl, a sensitive eight year old boy and an almost twelve year old boy who is introducing his parents to the joys of living with a tween. 935 more words

I'm sorry...

I’m sorry I’m not good enough for you. I looked up to you and always listened to you coz you never hurt me. You let me put sweet corn on the hook of the fishing line my big brother. 104 more words

Adoption

How fostering changes your parenting style

My husband and I were pretty laid back parents to our birth child. There were boundaries and expectations and rules, but we all tended to go with the flow to some extent. 1,322 more words