Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Foster Dog and the Swiss Guy

The first day I brought Fozzie home, I had some initial misgivings about whether I had done the right thing. 

Florian, on the other hand, was in love at first sight

In fact, when we visited the PG County shelter and made the rounds, Florian was the one sticking his tongue through the bars of the cage and making it a forgone conclusion that I would take Fozzie home when I returned the next day, even though by then he was in the area of the shelter designated "disaster" because he had failed his evaluation and was no longer up for adoption to the general public.

With every foster dog I've brought home, Florian has declared "this is the best one" as he's stared into its eyes and gathered the traumatized creature close to him under the covers at night. 

We've had Fozzie so long that I was beginning to believe that this time he really meant it, that their connection was so strong that there was no other love that could take Fozzie's place in Florian's heart. 

That is, until we got Sandy.  

I wonder if my boyfriend is what you might call...fickle? 

These dogs' physicality and desire for intense contact make them ideal for this Swiss dude, who grew up too busy studying ballet and hiking the Swiss alps to have a dog though he always wanted one.

So I've got a boyfriend who is utterly devoted to me although he spends his days surrounded by lithe athletic 17-year-olds in tutus, but who will fall in love with any foster dog I bring home without so much as a backward glance at all the foster dogs who have gone before.

I think I can live with that. 


  1. I'd say you and the puppies found the perfect guy!

  2. YAY for Florian!!! Those are about the sweetest pics ever!

  3. Aw, sounds like you found the perfect guy.

  4. You are a very lucky woman! I love a man who loves dogs. :-)

  5. LOVE THIS! Especially the last photo!

  6. You're lucky to have his support! Nothing more attractive than a man who loves your dogs!

  7. Real men love dogs! He's a keeper :)

  8. Isn't having support great?

    Stop on by for a visit

  9. So what you're telling us here is that you're in love with a dog slut.

    Sounds good to me!

  10. I like what Pamela said there! LOL!

  11. Your posts always make me smile. Today's post has had me smiling for quite awhile. How wonderful is all that!

  12. Those are some of the sweetest pictures ever, especially that last one! Your Florian is amazing for giving those precious, beautiful dogs just the love and support and acknowledgment they need. And it looks like those pups have totally blossomed! What a great guy! You, and the pups, are lucky!

    Suka and K

  13. BOL, thats what happens when you wrestle around...snoring!
    Benny & Lily

  14. woo hoo, there's a lot of kissy boo-ing going on in this post lol x

  15. He sounds a lot like my husband. He's completely weak for "his girls" but another woman would never turn his head. I might have to fight for a spot next to him under the covers, but the love he has for the dogs is part of what makes me adore him so!

  16. Sounds like you have a knack for choosing great DOGS as well as a great GUY!

    Wishing you all the best in the New Year and beyond!

    The Road Dogs & Mom


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