October 31, 2018 06:02AM
Baxter, a very stout Jack Russell Terrier.. I didn't get along with Baxter AT ALL for about a week.. Super hyper, always biting, always getting in fights with Mauie, our newest Beagle.. Baxter was an owner surrender - surrendered directly to us.. he was never in a shelter.. His mom really loved him and cried her eyes out when we picked him up.. she was an older lady - school teacher - who lived alone.. She had to crate Baxter 10 hours a day and finally decided he needed a better life than that.. and I applaud her for that decision as I know it wasn't an easy one to make..

So, Baxter was a TERROR with us... But one night, we ran him pretty good and he was really tired and I decided to make my move.. I petted him gently, while talking to him softly, while making direct eye contact for about 20 minutes.. After that, Baxter was a totally different dog.. a really good boy.. he still didn't get along with Mauie, but he was a great dog to us humans..

So, we're getting his bag ready to send with him today and I look through all the stuff his mom sent with him to us.. So many treats, and toys, and clothes.. photos of him dressed as a cowboy with a hat and bandannas.. i could tell she really loved Baxter and it must have broken her heart to give him up.. So, now I'm really starting to worry..

Baxter may have a tough time getting adopted because he can be abrasive and downright mean until you make he connection with him - like I did that night.. What if somebody doesn't take the time? What if they ignore my suggestion that he should be an only dog and he gets into serious fights with their dogs like he did with ours..? He and Mauie got into it once so bad one of them would have killed the other had I not broken it up..

I'm really worried that Baxter will be sent back to a shelter and euthanized if he doesn't get adopted, or abandoned in the country, or something worse.. and it breaks my heart to know that a little old lady loves that dog so much - and we are starting to - and that his fate could end up that bad.. I really don't know if we an handle fostering.. I dunno that I can handle the heartbreak..

Here's Baxter.. we pick him up in an hour to take him to be transported to Dallas and I just feel like crap about it...

Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..


  We're losing our second foster dog today.. Attachments

sstrams127October 31, 2018 06:02AM

  Re: We're losing our second foster dog today..

IowaRam52October 31, 2018 06:22AM

  Yeah, i'm worried about that..

sstrams54October 31, 2018 06:25AM

  Might be a good idea....

RamsFootballFans.com52November 01, 2018 05:08AM

  Its all good, '73..

sstrams52November 01, 2018 05:13AM

  Re: Its all good, '73..

RamsFootballFans.com52November 01, 2018 05:56AM

  Thanks man...

sstrams47November 01, 2018 06:17AM

  Re: Thanks man...

RamsFootballFans.com46November 01, 2018 06:44AM

  Totally understand.. and totally agree..

sstrams50November 01, 2018 07:06AM

  Re: Totally understand.. and totally agree..

RamsFootballFans.com47November 01, 2018 08:52AM

  Baxter was just adopted in New York..

sstrams57November 06, 2018 03:47PM

  Re: Baxter was just adopted in New York..

RamsFootballFans.com53November 06, 2018 05:21PM

  I'm hoping, '73...

sstrams49November 07, 2018 02:53AM

  Re: Baxter was just adopted in New York..

fearsomefoursome54November 06, 2018 07:24PM

  Thanks man... and..

sstrams45November 07, 2018 02:52AM

  We're losing our THIRD foster dog tomorrow.. Attachments

sstrams48November 13, 2018 09:07AM

  Baxter, our second foster dog, was returned..

sstrams62November 20, 2018 06:59AM

  Thats to bad

IowaRam39November 20, 2018 03:17PM

  He's a cute dog, so hopefully..

sstrams41November 20, 2018 04:16PM

  My son very much surprised me today... Attachments

JamesJM70November 20, 2018 04:31PM

  Oh man, that's s cool...

sstrams35November 21, 2018 01:23AM