Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

Funny thing happened this week... The sun, moon and stars must have all been aligned "just so". I "met" another Brittany mom on Ravelry, and she just so happened to have rescued a brit from American Brittany Rescue, and her brit just so happened to have come from Arkansas, and her brit just so happened to have been fostered by the same person who fostered my sweet little Tara! Tara and I call her Momma Judy. What are the chances??? It must be a Christmas Miracle!
Tara the week we brought her home.

I've tried over the years to contact Momma Judy and send her photos of little Tara, but the emails have always been returned, so I asked the brittany mom I met online if she had any contact information for Judy. The next day I got an email with Judy's phone number!

Tara modeling knitwear.

As soon as I got home from work, I dialed Judy's number, not really knowing what I was going to say. I started babbling about "my name is Dianne" and "I have a Brittany" and "Is this Judy? I hope this is Judy?" Fortunately Judy gave this crazy woman on the phone a chance and didn't hang up on me, and I explained how I got her number from another brittany mom and that I have one of her fosters and have been trying to contact her. Turns out, Judy's computer died and she hasn't replaced it, which is why my emails have been returned!
Tara modeling more knitwear.

After a nice long chat, and I thanked her repeatedly for saving my sweet Tara's life by taking her out of a shelter five years ago. Most of all, though, I thanked her for selflessly giving up Tara and allowing her to come and live with me. I can't think of any greater act of love than that.

Tara saying "Give me Judy's number...maybe she will take me back..."


Jenny W said...

What a wonderful story! I'm so glad you got in touch with Tara's foster mom. I know how special nice updates like that can be!

Sue said...

I'm glad you were able to get in touch. I'm sure foster parents wonder what became of their babies. I know I would. I love getting news about the puppies I placed.

PS, stop torturing that poor dog. Make her bad boy brother model some stuff.

Channon said...

Now... how did Nichole tell me to make hearts? I can't remember, but boy that's a sweet story. Of course, Nic's post today confirms that foster moms want to stay in touch, even when the news isn't good.

Nichole said...

Apparently the hearts won't work in this... but its hold CTRL and hit the 5 on the side # pad five times.

Foster moms definitely want to stay in touch!!!! I think its fantastic you searched her out and called!!! :) It really warms our hearts to hear from our extended families.

Knitter in an Urban Zoo said...

This is a wonderful story and I'm so happy to learn it! How lovely to have this reconnection. And my what a model Miss Tara is!!