Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fostering Coco - Day 6

It's official, Spring has sprung, and the May blossom in our garden was just so beautiful against the clear blue sky this morning. So after breakfast we all took a slow walk down the river and through the Quarry, stopping for coffee in The Square, with the sun on our faces for the first time this year, just perfect. Well not quite, our week of fostering Coco was over and we faced the reality of having to drive her back to the Moorlands Rescue, neither of us were looking forward to the prospect, yet it was just not practical to entertain ideas of keeping her. This beautiful little dog, discarded by the racing industry before even her first race, with an ever wagging tail and pretty face had made us smile so much this week, we were going to find it very difficult to say goodbye.

When the time came, Coco was as eager as ever to get in the car, and as she lay in the back looking up at me with her big brown eyes, it would have been a much tougher man than not to shed a few tears. With great sadness in our hearts, we delivered her back to Moorlands, with a few of favourite toys of course, and headed for home.

The sun was still shining when we got home, so there was only one thing to do to lift our spirits, we cracked open a bottle of Champagne in the garden and reflected on our hectic yet rewarding 6 days. Coco, I hope you enjoyed your weeks holiday with us half as much as we enjoyed your company, you are a very special girl, sleep well tonight.

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