Confessions of a Failed Corgi Foster Parent

I got the email from the woman who did the design when we renovated our office. She has a Corgi and knows that I have the Corgi disease. “10 month Old Corgi needs a home” read the subject line…Okay I thought, I know a lot of Corgi people, surely someone would be interested in this darling little man. Success right away! A friend of my daughters and her fiancé said that they would love to take him and on top of that a MyCorgi member close by also indicated they would like to adopt. I picked up this handsome little guy from relatives of the original owners. What a sweet boy, I thought. My daughter’s friend was certainly lucky to be taking in this little guy. He was all personality and full of love. We delivered the boy about two hours away. My part was done…Corgi boy who needed a home found a home…Then a call about two weeks later. Corgi boy didn’t work out. He chewed the corner off of a brand new, expensive sofa and consumed some shoes. Who’s fault is that?…he is a Corgi puppy after all, just trying to make a transition. They just couldn’t handle it. I immediately messaged through MyCorgi, the other individual who indicated interest. Unfortunately they didn’t respond. It has been a while since they were on the site. My husband went to pick up the little guy. I figured we could hold on to him until he finds a new home. Surely he would enjoy hanging out with our pack of five until a new home could be found. Two weeks later…my husband has been sleeping in the basement with him…just in case he truly has an appetite for furniture and so he wouldn’t be lonely. So far the only chewing has been on his leash…bought him a new collar…his other was too small and just wasn’t cool enough…took him to one of my daughters softball games that was three hours away—social training I think…still waiting to see if someone wants him. I’ve emailed several people. Posted again on the Nebraska Corgi Page on MyCorgi…heard a couple of maybes, but no follow through. He loves our little blind Corgi. They wrestle and play until they are soggy from saliva. It just makes me smile…I think to myself. I really need to be sure that the next person is the right person—maybe a criminal background check would be good and a site visit. I look out in the yard…it is a balanced sight. Three red and whites and three tri colors…Hubby doesn’t think “Denver” fits him. “What would we name him if he were our dog?” he asks. Bad sign. He is now allowed to go where all the Corgis go. Hubby is still sleeping with him. He has his own dinner bowl. I am becoming more relieved than frustrated that no one wants this little guy. I am now banned from rescue dog web sites and am not allowed to respond to “dog needs a home” emails. I have failed as a Foster Mom. “10 month old Corgi Boy found a forever home”

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Comment by Kathleen on September 30, 2009 at 5:16pm
I also was kidding, I just get very sad when I see or hear about homeless animals, and I want to give them all a home!
Comment by Bev Levy on September 24, 2009 at 8:51am
There must be a reason why so many of us marry someone who keeps us from being out of control. I confess to having no will power whatsoever. My husband understands this and keeps me in check. (or tries) My house would be over run with corgis if left to my own devices. Lucky you to have 6.
Comment by Kristen on September 23, 2009 at 4:20pm
Maria, I was joking that my husband has banned me from the sites since...apparently I have no self control! lol. I wonder if there is a support group for people like me? I even took one of the Corgis with me last night on an overnight work retreat that I hosted...All I can say is Kudos to the people who dedicate there lives to rescue organizations. It is a special breed of people and a difficult, albeit a rewarding job!
Comment by Michelle on September 22, 2009 at 2:26pm
I heard that.....I'll take them all!!! When reading your post I knew you were in trouble when you said the hubby was sleeping with him downstairs so he would not get lonely!.....Happy he found a happy home. ^-^
Comment by Beauty and the Beast on September 22, 2009 at 1:35pm
Why would they ban your from all those websites?
Comment by Corgi lover! (Misty) on September 22, 2009 at 1:05pm
That is not failure!! That is the sweetest!! So happy that that sweet baby boy found a place in your home!! I'm actually very jealous!! I don't think my husband would ever let me have 6!! I would if I could though!! Congrats on your new baby!!
Comment by Avyon on September 22, 2009 at 12:25pm
Awww this is not a failure story... this was actually very sweet and made me smile this morning. (Something I needed).
Comment by DR, Nala & Simon on September 22, 2009 at 11:58am
As long as there is a happy ending there are no failures. Just a winning corgi, and that's what matter. I wish I have a house with a yard, and then I would let myself be caught on the Multiple Corgi Addiction. However, thanks to all adopters and fosters for doing a wonderful job. Kristen, you did your job, you found that corgi a "forever home". Thanks.
Comment by Jeny (and Wrigley) on September 22, 2009 at 11:41am
I think I have the same problem. I shouldn't be allowed to look on petfinder or even mycorgi sometimes.
Comment by Kathleen on September 22, 2009 at 11:18am
I know the feeling, I want to give every corgi who needs a home a home, I am also banned (by my husband) from going to craigs list, any rescue site, or any humane society site, other wise I am sure we would have a bunch of dogs! But I dont see that you have failed, I am happy he has found a loving home to play and be his corgi self!

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