The Joy of Fostering

The Joy of Fostering

Ritzy Ritzy
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We're getting ready to fly back to the UK this week for our May Welsh festivals. Getting ready to leave, meant saying goodbye to our foster, Lily (Ivory) from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary here in Utah. Was a hard goodbye, she has helped nuzzle me back to health over the past 8 weeks & I will always be grateful for the love & patience that animals bring to our lives.Lilly came to us after being found as a stray in Arizona. She had 2 old injuries to both her front legs, ankle of one & elbow of the other. She had found ways of carrying her body around with resilience & courage but was in need of somewhere to heal & rest. Best Friends clinic have gone above and beyond to give her amazing care. She's soon to be fitted with a leg brace, then a pair of wheels & she's feeling the benefits of weekly hydrotherapy. In the meantime, we nursed & loved her, held & cuddled her.

And then the difficulty of saying goodbye. I love Winnie the Pooh quotes 

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

I'm hoping that she'll find a beautiful home soon, a home worthy of a special spirit. I'm really going to miss you ❤️

I'll be reunited with Tony & Wicket when I get home. They've been being spoilt by Grandma & Grandad in Wales. I adopted Wicket from a "Free Dog" advert in Fredonia AZ 😬 & Tony from Page Animal Adoption in 2014. Adopting a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. But if you're not ready for the long-term commitment of owning a pet, that's where fostering comes in.

There are so many animals in need of loving homes, and by fostering, you are providing them with a safe and loving environment while they wait for their forever family. So, if you're thinking about adding a furry friend to your life but aren't quite ready for the long-term commitment, consider fostering. It's a hard goodbye but a beautiful experience.

Here's some animal groups that I follow.

Love you all & be seeing you soon 


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