My running partner.

You guys remember when I introduced you to my running partner?

In case you forgot, my partner was Beagle, a foster Beagle who came to me about a week ago.   I tried to call him Nelson for a while, but I kind of fell into a habit of calling him Beagle, Poops, or Pooper Scooper for a while.  And despite the fact that I always knew he was a foster, in the week I had with him, I got a little attached.

Because he was really energetic, I got into the habit of waking up early to take him out to the dog run to hang out with him (and to let him poop).  That was our bonding time.  But I knew it would have to come to an end eventually, and I wasn’t sure how I would take it.

unnamedSo Sunday morning, a friend came over to look at him, and this friend and his parents had had a beagle for 14 years before Sam, the beagle passed.  It ended up being a love connection, and Steve and his parents decided that Beagle-Nelson was going to be going to a new home.

I wanted to be selfish and upset, but truthfully, the fact that Beagle was going to a home with a doting mom and a yard meant so much to me, and if they could give him something that I couldn’t, they needed to be the ones to give him that home.

So I’m blogging tonight, and there’s no beagle breathing on me, stinking up the couch, and creating a drool spot that just grows and grows, but I know that he’s doing that for someone else and making them very happy.

Here’s to my foster beagle getting a new home!

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15 thoughts on “My running partner.

  1. So glad Mr. Nelson/Beagle/Poops/Pooper Scooper got a permanent home, although I know it was difficult to give him up!

    I could never foster… I would get way too attached and end up with 20 dogs. But I have the utmost respect for people who do.

  2. So glad he found a home and good for you for being strong and knowing you had to let him go!! I’m sure it was hard but he will be so happy with his new family. You are a great person!

    1. You’d be surprised. I was very attached, and for a few split seconds, I really thought about keeping him, but the moment someone came by who could offer him more than I could, it was a done deal, and he really really seemed happy when he jumped into their car. It seems selfless, but I bet you could do it.

  3. Aw such a bummer! But foster families are crucial in their own role, now you can help another pup in need 🙂

    1. I will tell you what, that dang pup was a handful, and the house is quieter without him. But I’m not sure I like how quiet it is without him. Thanks for the encouragement!

    1. That’s what made me feel good, that he gets a yard. In the time that I had him, I would walk him for a long time and play with him in the morning, I would run home at lunch, and I would run home as soon as I could after work to play with him. Happy he is getting some time in a yard.

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