And then suddenly I felt like bursting into song! (Actually, not really.)
Truthfully, although I learned to be less hard on myself (for not being perfect), the knowledge that Maddox would soon be returning to his relatively small shelter quarters still left me unsettled. And I had to do something.
So tell me: If someone keeps an animal in foster care forever, is that technically fostering?
Yeah, my husband didn't think so either (when I told him I wanted to foster Maddox forever :).
So, that's why, yesterday, I went over to the Richmond SPCA and adopted Maddox!
I especially like this part of the adoption agreement:
"Thank you for making a precious Richmond SPCA pet a part of your family.
Your adoption has made it possible for another animal's life to be saved. You are a hero."
I think Maddox is going to be okay with his new forever. :)
Note: I have lots more I'd like to say about how my family and I arrived here, but, frankly, it's all still so new that I haven't had time to collect my thoughts. So more to come later!