The tears are too hard to fight back! I had fallen in love with him. Blue brought so much joy to us with his goofy personality. But what really pressed on my heart is how hard I fought to save his life. Because of his age, and the severity of his condition, some rescues may have chosen to end his life! But not this time! Dames For Danes stepped up, took responsibility, and allowed me to start collecting donations to pay for his treatment. I think they chose to do it for me… because they knew what he meant to me. But I can’t be certain. They knew how much I wanted this big beautiful goofy boy to live and be happy. Blue had been surrendered to me by his owner, and we didn’t find out until a week later that he was heartworm positive. But by then I was attached. I was hooked. It was too late for me. And there was no way I was ever going to be able to do anything but fight for him! So that is exactly what I did! And I am BLOWN AWAY at the response that I received. I am completely humbled by the number of people who followed Blue’s story on my blog, and donated money… sometimes very large amounts… just to save this boy’s life!
So thank you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you! You know who you are! And if it were not for you and the wonderful women who run Dames For Danes, Blue may not have ever known the kind of love that he is about to experience! Because of you all, Blue was able to find his furever home with the Rivard family!
Saying goodbye is the hardest part about being a foster parent… about serving as that bridge between what was, and what will be! But Blue is going to be fine. And so will I because I know that he is going to a place that is perfect for him. The Rivard family is such a dream come true… I almost wish they could adopt me! And by saying goodbye to Blue, I am able to extend that bridge to another Dane in need. This is the first time that I have been able to let one go. Every time I foster, I end up falling in love and adopting them myself. But this time must be different. This time I must be strong. I already have three dogs of my own… and I need to save what little space I have for another Dane that may not be as fortunate as Blue.
Congratulations Rivard family! You are gaining an amazing creature into your family! I know that you will love him just like we have, and I know that Blue will be extremely happy! Thank you for being so great, and thank you for stepping up for this beautiful boy. Because of you, Blue will know nothing but joy for the rest of his life!