Of course I am crying my eyes out as Chuggie rides down the driveway to leave. He is going to his new home in South Riding. While in my heart I know that this is the best thing for him and that he has a wonderful home with loving kids that will keep him company, I cannot help but cry in remorse for not keeping him permanently. For almost all of the dogs we have fostered, I can keep a separation, but Chuggie is special and one of the few that I truly loved so much that I broke all of the rules.
I will miss the little fuzzy pooch. He barked for his food in the morning, made happy grumbly noises while he ate, and flopped on his back for a tummy rub whenever I was near. He was a great companion for taking to work and didn’t get into any trouble. Despite his medical conditions, he had the most positive outlook on life I have ever seen.
I adored this little dog… but he is gone now… on for his new life with a new family. I swear we won’t take in any dogs that I can adore. It is so hard to let them go.