January 6, 2014

Grover has been adopted (and other things).

In early December Grover went on a trial adoption but it didn't take long for his family to decided that he was a definite keeper and wasn't going anywhere. However getting together to actually sign the adoption papers took some time due to the holidays and the craptastic weather Ottawa has received as his family lives out of town, and highway driving hasn't been the safest.

So on Saturday we were finally able to meet up with Grover's new family and make it official -- Mr. Grover has found his forever home.

Not only was Grover officially adopted this weekend but he also received the presents from his Hopeful Hearts Secret Santa. In a perfect world this would have been under the tree for him on Christmas morning, so we'll call these Adoption Presents.


Grover's Secret Santa was the same family who adopted Felix in October 2012. Unfortunately Felix passed away a short time ago but that didn't stop these wonderful folks from going out of their way to ensure that Grover was spoiled and loved -- and that he was!


With another monkey adopted, Randie and I have made the decision to stop fostering. While it's been an incredible 3+ years and we've met so many amazing dogs (and people!) along the way, we're ready to step back and spend more quality time with Wookie and Halladay. We have a never ending list of things we want to work on with them and try, like enrolling Halladay into the St. John's ambulance therapy dog program and signing Wookie up for agility classes.

This wasn't an easy decision to make but with me working 12 hour days and Randie constantly on the go, free-time is at a premium. We hope to one day welcome another little foster monster into our home, but for now, this blog will no longer be updated. Thank you for following along with our adventures.

xoxo,
Mel

12 comments:

  1. Totally understandable, Mel. Sean and I made the same decision last year after adopting Sofie.

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    1. It was a tough decision to come to but it feels like the right one. Do you miss fostering?

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  2. So happy for Grover. Wishing you all the best for this next chapter in your life!

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    1. Thank you! Wishing you and your crew the best as well, and many more troublesome adventures for Hailey.

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  3. Sue (Kitchener)1/06/2014

    I can imagine how difficult that decision was for you Mel. Wishing you all the best in everything you do.

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    1. Thanks Sue. It was nice "meeting" you, and I wish you and Jim a life full of happiness with Wesley.

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  4. Mel - we will miss the fostering adventures ... but your decision is understandable. There isn't 48 hrs in a day!! I'm sure you will do it again when the time is right. xxx

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    1. That's exactly it. If only we could somehow squeeze out an extra 2 hours a day.

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  5. Anonymous1/08/2014

    I'll definitely miss your blog - you are such a good writer Mel. I'm sure all the animals you have helped would send you a big smooch if they could. You have been through many sad good-byes as the fosters went to their forever homes - that has to be bitter sweet. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

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    1. Thank you for following along!

      It is bittersweet but for the first time in the history of our so-called breaks, this feels right. I don't have that longing sense I would always get after a couple of weeks without a foster.

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  6. Yay for Grover! He looks SO happy :)
    I must say I will really miss your adventures and blog Mel :(
    All the best to You, Randie, Halladay and Wookie. I'm sure they will enjoy having you all to themselves :)

    xo
    Tracy, Parker & Darla

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    1. I'll miss our adventures too, but you'll be the first to hear about it if/when we resume them. Thanks for being here! Big hugs to Parker and Darla.

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