They say “what a difference a year can make” but sometimes you just don’t realize how true that can be.
Last year at this time, we were grieving the loss of one of our fur babies, Nikki, to Cushings disease and also watching our other, Cooper, slowly dying of brain cancer. To say the least, it was a bad start to the year. A friend, who knows that we would want to save another fur bay, started sending links to adoptable dogs. This is how we came to find Free Korean Dogs! She had sent a dog that was already adopted but we continued to look at other Korean babies that needed a home. We found Bora. We were in love a first sight and we knew that we wanted her to join our family. We quickly filled in the adoption form and sent it off. We were approved!!! We were so excited and couldn’t wait to get her here.
We were hoping that Cooper would make it to meet Bora but unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be. Cooper passed the day before Bora arrived. With very mixed emotions, we headed to the airport to wait for our little beauty. Seeing her sweet little face when EK brought her over to us was the absolute best feeling in the world. We couldn’t wait to cuddle and show her all the love she deserved. Bora is such a sweet girl after everything she has been through all she wants is love. With having a such great experience we wanted to do more so we told EK any help you need we are there. In the next couple weeks she had more dogs coming, to which we said yes, we will help and foster 2 babies. In comes Buster (formerly Poong-Gak) we could not resist such a handsome face. He was so silly and he loved Bora, he just fit. We didn’t stand a chance. We completely foster failed with him.
On to our third Korean baby, Jaxon (formerly Toto). We had met Jaxon shortly after Buster had arrived in Toronto at a pet expo in April. We thought to ourselves, who ever adopts him is going to have their hands full. He has quite a lot of spunk. We affectionately like to call him TLT, tiny little terror. Flash forward to November and poor Jaxon is still without a forever home. Of course this weighs on us but do we really want another dog? We come up with, why don’t we foster him and see how it goes. I’m sure when we offered this to EK, she knew deep down what was going to happen. Yep, fail number two! Our house is full of dogs, but it is also filled with dogs that never have to doubt whether they are loved or not. We would never regret or change it. These babies have brought so much love and laughter to our home and we cannot thank them and also EK enough for bringing us all together.
Written by Shannon and Kristy