Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Can't Contain Myself

Two posts in one day! Should you be so lucky?
Because I know you are all sitting at home waiting in eager  anticipation for the next literary masterpiece that I shall bestow upon ye.
Okay, anyway...enough of my smart a**ness.
I wasn't going to write about this until tomorrow because it's not happening until later today. Also because then I'd have more details for you, but I am so excited that I can hardly contain myself.
Later this afternoon, Mr. K and I are getting a home visit from the Greyhound rescue we've been in contact with. They are coming in to get to know us and to see if we'd be an appropriate foster home. Other than that, I have no other details. Do you see why I should have waited? There's not much to tell you. Although the person checking on us did say,
"I'm not coming over to see if you dust or Hoover. I'm just coming to get to know you.
*Vocabulary Note: for North Americans, "hoovering" refers to "vaccumming" here*."
At least the woman has a sense of humour. Actually, everyone I've been in contact with have ben super friendly and quite funny. I really hope we get approved because I think this rescue would be a good fit for us and vise versa.
I have had a few people give me some logical and sound advice on perhaps holding off on the fostering, such as, getting Hermione into a reliable state before my new working dog comes home and that I am starting university in the fall, but Mr. K and I talked about it and think now is a good time.
Well, maybe we've convinced ourselves it's a good time. Or more accurately, I've convinced myself it's a good time. We're both incredibly excited-if you can't tell-and I think this will be a great experience for us.
Now, all we have to do is wait for our home visit and hope that we are what good fosterers are made out of.

2 comments:

Mango said...

Well, it does sound like you are taking on a lot all at once, but somehow you will manage. Good luck with the home visit (although maybe a quick "hoovering" wouldn't hurt).

Mango Momma

GirlRural.com said...

You know, I've learned there's never a "right time" when it comes to dogs and kids. You just jump in and go for it. We have a hospital therapy dog, regular lazy pet dog and raise guide dogs. Plus, we often have an extra guide dog in training at the house visiting. Not counting kids. We just jump in and it all works out. Can't wait to hear about your new foster!