Wednesday, February 4, 2009


The do-gooder, social worker in me won out yesterday. Dan and I volunteer for Str.ay R.escue of STL. Up until now, our volunteer work has been fairly minimal, consisting primarily of taking shelter dogs to adoption events in the area. This gets them exposure, and ultimately, hopefully a forever home:-)

Well...Dan has decided to devote more time to the organization and had an orientation yesterday which will allow him to help out in different ways. Guess what?!?!? He asked the shelter organizer which dog was "most needy" and then convinced me to foster her. She really is a sweet girl. She's 1/2 pit bull, 1/2 Boston terrier (we think), about 50 pounds. She was found on the streets "nearly dead" and definately has some scarring on her muzzle that appear to be dog bites. She's also extremely leary of men. Dan's taken it upon himself to change that perception:-)

I'm not really sure why she is the most needy, except that she was sharing an "apartment" with a much louder, bigger, obnoxious dog.

So now she's sharing a condo with us. We do not intend to keep her. We were merely getting her out of her bad environment, which also allows the rescuers to pull in another homeless dog off the streets.

She and Sierra seem to be getting along, although I feel horrible for Sierra. I feel like we're not giving her as much attention as she's used to. I feel bad about that. But I'm also glad that she has a playmate:-)

So there you have it...this appears to be my way of getting my mind off of IF and the upcoming IVF. (It's working so far!!!)

And here's Sally!! Any STL peeps...she's up for adoption, just let me know if you are interested!
In IF news...finished my first pack of BCP this morning. More progress!


Sara said...

She's a cutie!!! I bet you fall in love!

Stacy said...

Awww, she is adorable! That is wonderful that you are fostering her.

Jennifer said...

She's adorable! Good luck finding her a wonderful home :-)

Rebekah said...

Aw, what a cutie! I hope you can find her a home, but I think it is awesome that you are fostering her in the meantime!

And...yay for no more BCPs!