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hbmama
9th December 2008, 07:28 AM
I didn't post earlier because I was waiting for all the red tape to get handled, but......my husband and I have officially adopted our foster girl from Lucky Star Cavalier rescue!! :rah: She is one of the "California 7" that Cathy T. posted about on the rescue board back in November.

Her name is "Claire" and we decided to keep the name because it really suits her. We refer to her as our "Claire-Bear." She came from a puppy mill in Missouri and a team of wonderful volunteers brought her and 6 others out to Arizona, where Cathy T. and Kathy G. drove to pick them all up and bring them back to Southern California.

I initially decided it would be wonderful to help out a less fortunate Cavalier, (for a short timeicon_whistling,) by fostering, and Cathy T. put me in touch with the new area rescue coordinator who came out to do our home check. All went well, and when the big day arrived, we drove to Oceanside to pick out our foster. We brought Dottie along to make sure that the dog we picked would get along with her. Even though all of the dogs were precious, our Claire just seemed to be "the one." She was one of the older dogs and is at least 7, maybe closer to 8yrs old. Her tummy is so stretched from continually having puppies for her entire life, and when initially vetted she was spayed, had 7 teeth removed, and her ears, coat and tail were clipped short due to heavy matting.

Claire is such a forgiving little soul, and just looked up at us with love, a smile and a very waggy tail that first day when we met her. Dottie taught her to use the doggie door on day 2, and she just fit into our family perfectly! We were hopelessly in love with her by then and realized that we needed her as much as she needed us.

I always thought I only wanted one dog, but having two is absolutely wonderful, and the girls even sleep together at night. They adore each other. I will get some pics posted soon. Just wanted to share the good news and thank all who made this love connection possible! Thanks Cathy T., Kathy G. and all the hard working volunteers at Lucky Star!

Aileen
9th December 2008, 07:43 AM
Oh good nice way to fail:rah::rah:Welcome home to your forever home Clare
--Aileen and the gang (Barney---Jazzie---Jake)

Brian M
9th December 2008, 08:24 AM
Hi

And well done hbmama can we have some pics of the two together pls:)

*Pauline*
9th December 2008, 09:12 AM
I remember Claire, she was one of my favourites from the pics Cathy posted.:lotsaluv:

I'm so glad it's you who has her and we can learn all about her.:D

Like Brian said, would love to see pictures of them both.:snap:

Congratulations! :jump:

Shelli
9th December 2008, 11:20 AM
:jump: Congratulations :jump:

Looking forward to seeing lots of pics of them both :snap:

Charleen
9th December 2008, 11:25 AM
I am so happy for you. She sounds like a perfect fit. :thmbsup::lotsaluv:

Cathy Moon
9th December 2008, 11:55 AM
Congratulations on the new addition to your family! I remember her photo from the California 7, and she's adorable! :wggle:

Lani
9th December 2008, 12:34 PM
Congratulations!!!

Daisy's Mom
9th December 2008, 02:35 PM
That is wonderful -- for all involved! I'm sure she will have a wonderful first real Christmas among kind people this year!

Thelly
9th December 2008, 02:51 PM
Welcome to the failed foster club hbmama!!! That is great news and now a great new life for Claire Bear! We'll be in Huntington Beach in the new year...we might be lucky and see you out for walkies :dgwlk:

Sandrac
9th December 2008, 03:05 PM
This is one of those times when being a failure is a cause for celebration:rah:

stacy710
9th December 2008, 03:55 PM
Such a touching story ! I think you have done such a wonderful thing. I dont understand how anyone could treat these special animals like that, but luckily there are people like you in the world that can give her the life she deserves to have. :)

cy1266
9th December 2008, 05:36 PM
:jmp2:Congrats, can't wait to see pictures!

murphy's mum
9th December 2008, 05:46 PM
Congratulations:mexwav:

Can't wait to see those pictures:snap:

sdarone
9th December 2008, 07:05 PM
Congratulations!!! How exciting!!:rah: Can't wait to see pictures of Clair Bear. :snap:

ice-cavi
9th December 2008, 07:10 PM
Congratulations Claire on your new family! You are going to spend your golden years being spoiled and fuzzed over by hbmama ....Lucky you.

:thmbsup:
We will NEED some pics VEEEEEERY SOOOOON:D

babs
9th December 2008, 09:26 PM
cONGRATS TO YOU ALL:jump: POST SOME PICS:lotsaluv:

Mom of Jato
10th December 2008, 03:02 AM
What a happy story!!! Congratulations on your new Cavalier addition. :rah:

hbmama
10th December 2008, 03:57 AM
Welcome to the failed foster club hbmama!!! That is great news and now a great new life for Claire Bear! We'll be in Huntington Beach in the new year...we might be lucky and see you out for walkies :dgwlk:


That's wonderful! You must come see us while you are here!

Friday's Mommy
10th December 2008, 05:22 AM
Congratulations!!! My husband was part of the transport from OK to CO and then I hopped on to get this wonderful group to New Mexico for their next leg. Of course I remember sweet Claire! She was the most vocal! I think she was so excited to be where humans cared about her and loved her. She is such a love sponge. Hearing that this group of 7 are getting wonderful, loving homes makes me SO happy!!! I love her eyebrows!

Clare Cross
10th December 2008, 06:28 AM
cavtiny

Clare Cross
10th December 2008, 06:30 AM
Hi, I'm a new member named Clare, and have been called Clare Bear all my life. Your new dog is adorable. 2 is always better than 1 with Cavaliers!!

emsley
10th December 2008, 08:09 AM
Congratulations on being a 'failure'!
Wonderful news

cosmic81
10th December 2008, 11:27 PM
this is so exciting!!
POST photos!! Please!

hbmama
10th December 2008, 11:37 PM
Congratulations!!! My husband was part of the transport from OK to CO and then I hopped on to get this wonderful group to New Mexico for their next leg. Of course I remember sweet Claire! She was the most vocal! I think she was so excited to be where humans cared about her and loved her. She is such a love sponge. Hearing that this group of 7 are getting wonderful, loving homes makes me SO happy!!! I love her eyebrows!

Wow! Thanks so much for your help in transporting this very special group. cl*p It is so wonderful to see how teams of people like yourselves can work to save these precious little souls who have never known what it is like to live in a warm and loving home. :)

DakotasMom
10th December 2008, 11:41 PM
Congratulations! We too adopted from Lucky Star (tosha to them, dakota to us). They are a great organization! Glad to hear another precious dog has found a forever home! :dogwlk:

*Pauline*
11th December 2008, 11:14 AM
Please post some pictures! :snap::snap::snap:

Indy
11th December 2008, 12:13 PM
Congratulations!!!Claire is very lucky ,that You have picked her!:lotsaluv:

Sue.k
11th December 2008, 12:17 PM
Congratulations :jump: