a short summer meet up
The sleddie support team came together this evening for Tiger. Tiger came into care back in May extremely fearful... and she's still very fearful in her foster home. There have been some baby steps, but she's still super nervous of humans - a common trait I've seen over the years.
So in the yard of a school away from the city, a small group assembled to meet, say hello and let the dogs have a romp... or nap... or whatevs.
I also got to meet my 225th sleddie - Louise! She's a former Whistler sleddie and is just a wee thing! She's super friendly, loves to play and run and hang with her family.
Have I mentioned just how cool it is to see dogs who I've only met on their arrival into care, post adoption? Today I got to see Toledo, Jack and Angel again and it was beautiful to seem the settled and happy. Jack's had some health issues, but his adopter is so in love with him, that she's making sure he gets whatever he needs.
Kayou and Tiger are still in foster. Kayou is such a sweet velcro dog! He just wants to be close and get massages and pets and he'll stand on you or meet you at your level, just to make sure you haven't forgotten about him. He was also a big fan of Louise. They did come from the same kennel... I wonder if there's a history there?
Tiger isn't a fan of most humans but she's found friends in shoes and bits of clothing at her foster's! She just brings them into her bed with her and just sleeps amongst these special 'found' objects. Adorable.
I'm not sure how the support team worked for Tiger in the end, but I'd like to think it helped in some respect. She did sniff and trundle around and check out her surroundings a bit and then chilled out next to one of her foster moms, so baby steps it is and baby steps it will be.
What a cool, supportive community.
Sleddie roll call: Angel (recently adopted!), Jack (recently adopted!), Kayou (adoptable), Louise (adopted), Tiger (adoptable) + Toledo (adopted). Also along for the romp were Max (Louise and Toledo's brother who looks like a sleddie, but isn't) and l'il Sam (Tiger's foster sibling)