Thursday, June 4, 2009

Castor's Adoption: "No Regrets Here!"

Little Castor arrived in her Yuma, AZ foster home a very frightened and confused little cairn. You see, she had been kept in a dark wooden shed and did not understand grass or sunshine, let alone human kindness.

But when she became a Col. Potter kid, she was sent to a foster mom and dad who have a lot of experience with frightened cairns and know just what they need - lots of love, understanding, patience and time to adjust. Soon they were calling Castor the Celtic name "Bree" and falling more in love with her brave spirit.

Two weeks ago, on foster mom's birthday, Karen and Tony officially adopted Bree. We call this foster "flunk"ing and it's the 3rd time Karen & Tony have flunked in 4 years of fostering - lucky furkids!! Bree joins fursibs MacKenzie, McDuffy, Starry Night, and Holly.

Here is Karen's latest update and a link to more photos:

Well, Bree (Castor) has officially been a part of our pack for almost 2 weeks, and everyday, Tony and I fall more and more in love with her. She is such a special little Cairn. It's so hard to get good shots of her outside, because she is always moving, and so focused on our door, so she can escape back inside the security of the house. I do have to say that she is doing better when it is dark outside and will even zoom in the yard, but during the daytime hours, she is on full alert and doesn't enjoy herself. She will get there, though. Bree fits absolutely perfect into our Cairn pack and definitely respects her elders. She and McDuffy have a little love affair going on right now, it is just so sweet to watch the two of them together. I was home sick for 5 days and little Bree discovered that she loves to lay on my stomach and nest her head on my neck. Did I say that I love this girl?? We feel truly blessed that Bree found her way into our home, and we have high hopes that with a lot of love and patience, she will overcome her fear of the outdoors. In these pictures I took this evening, you can see that she IS a part of the pack. Oh, and Starry Night said that she didn't want to be left out, so I included a cameo of her, too!

I have long thought that AZ is actually OZ - that magical place where the rainbow ends and a little cairn can find love! Congratulations to Bree and your forever family.

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