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Old October 2nd, 2009, 04:57 PM
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Say Hello to our First Foster, GIZMO!

I've been holding off posting this as we wanted to get some decent pictures of our new (and first) foster doggy 'Gizmo'. He's a bundle of fluff and so incredibly sweet with his two new bigger sisters.

Gizmo is a five year old papillionX, and was found as a stray with another larger breed dog. As far as I can tell, Gizmo is not completley house-trained, though he's learning fast. He hates his crate, so we've been working on that over the past few days, and isn't a big fan of his leash. He is great with cats though, so it does lead me to believe he came from a pet-household, and while he's a bit wary of my daughter, he's tolerated her quite well so far. Gizmo had to have quite a few of his teeth removed and was not neutered when found. (He's still healing from this surgery and now has a microchip.)

We're very excited to be first-foster parents, and will keep you posted on his progress!!

Second day home, making himself at home!

Blaze & Gizmo, best buds!
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Old October 4th, 2009, 02:54 PM
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Congratulations on your first foster! He's really handsone and could become a foster failure (hint, hint) He is making himself very comfortable at your house. Fostering is so rewarding, after this one there may be many more. With my husband's help we have fostered many cats and even visited some after adoption. It is wonderful to see how their lives changed, after being rescued from the street, and being thin, hungry and unloved.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 03:00 PM
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He sure is a cute little fella. Welcome to the groupies of fostering
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Old October 4th, 2009, 03:54 PM
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He's super cute! And it's awesome he's getting on just fine with your dogs.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 05:52 PM
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hi ya giz your in the best of hands
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 07:32 PM
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He's a real cutie!!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:35 PM
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Oh my goodness, Gimzo is so handsome!!! I LOVE his ears!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:46 PM
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Ah Bailey...You and your family are 's! Is your daughter o.k. with him?

He's looking like he's fittin' right in and 's to Blaze!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Adorable lil Gizmo for fast easy training & a wonderful furever home (or foster failure )
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