The family that applied for Riley for adoption came to the adoption event today. They are a great couple and they already have a dog that looks very much like Riley. Their dog is 7 years old and is a female so I know there will not be any problems with aggression or alpha-dog posturing. They also have a 14 pound cat. The cat is the only one that I would worry about but I don’t think Riley will do anything to the cat. They live in Winchester and saw Riley at the Ice Cream fund raiser. The gentleman was one of the firefighters that came over.
I did about 45 minutes of interview with them going over how he behaved and the basics. Then Sandy did about 45 minutes with them. We both thought that they would make a great home for Riley and I had no reservations. We have arranged to do the home inspection in which Riley is introduced to their house and their dog, cat, and children.
Personally, I am really excited that a family that has the perfect conditions for Riley is interested in him. On the other hand, I am sad at the thought that Riley will not be with me any longer. Now that Bones is being better with him, it feels a little odd to be giving him up. But, no matter what, we all have to keep in mind that the purpose of fostering Riley all this time was to give him a chance to learn to live in a home with a family and readapt to society after Katrina. To find a perfect home for him is the best that I could every want or ask for.