Yesterday we made it to 5wks! I apologize in advance because I haven't been on here much....the start of the "fan page" for Lentil on Facebook has taken me to place that I never thought that I would be!
As his foster mom- I'm trying to do everything...all at once. My main concern is keeping him alive, but when I post a pic and within minutes he has over 100 "likes" it really does to help to keep us going....
I know in this "adventure" that Lentil and I have together- that we are never really alone...FBRN has been more than generous/welcoming/supportive to any of our needs. I couldn't have asked for a better rescue to be looking over us.
It's funny...when I agreed to foster this baby, I never would have thought he would have such a huge following! It's amazing that this little bean- in such a short time- has such a huge online family. This blog is where I wanted to be able to give the truth of my fostering. So many times in the rescue world- things are "sugar coated"- It always amazes me when people do as such...because in reality....all of us in the rescue world are (or should be) working to "close" down....right?! The day that I don't have dogs to fill my own adoption center with- it'll be a good day :) Don't get me wrong- I'd never trade a moment of my life for anything- but if I can one day close the rescue/adoption center that I've spent the better part of my life building....it would be a really good day!
I'm not sure that I've ever "officially" introduced myself...my name is Lindsay- I'm 34 yrs old. blah blah blah...cut the the chase--- well, there isn't much really.... I've worked with French Bulldog Rescue Network for the past few years- but I also run my own dog/cat boutique (Chic Petique) and have founded a nonprofit dog rescue (Street Tails Animal Rescue) here in Philly. My heart lies with special needs animals....because in my eyes- they're the best! (I guess that's why FBRN knew to call me). On top of dedicating my life to Lentil at the moment-which is more than a full time job...I'm also continuing to work my other (2) full time jobs! I'm trying my best to answer each and every email/message back in a timely manner- but I do apologize if it's taking a bit! I just appreciate all of the support so much...and I want each and every person following us to know that.
My only concern at this time is that everyone is so overwhelmed by the cuteness of Lentil, that they are forgetting the severity of his condition. It breaks my heart when I have to tell people that they can't visit or "play" with him. It isn't me trying to be "mean" or "selfish"- it's for Lentil's best interest. I want him to meet the world, but right now- he needs to meet the world through his blog and Facebook page! Even taking his condition out of this- he is a baby- he doesn't have his boosters yet, and if god forbid he ever gets sick- he can quickly end up in the hospital. My mission at this point- and also my "job" as his foster mom is to get him healthy enough to reach his point of his first surgery. I'm overly cautious in all that I do for him- because I have to be. I hope that all of you can understand this. We all love Lentil- and because we love him, this is the way things have to be! I look forward to seeing all of you online! And I promise, I will continue to post as many pics/videos as I can...and also keep everyone in the loop with his medical stuff! xoxoxo On behalf of Lentil/FBRN and myself...Thank you for all of the love and support!!! <3