I had planned on writing about summer treats and fun pup ice cream recipes. Life decided to get in my way. On Thursday 8/22/2013 my foster puppy Maya went to her forever home. In honor of our time spent getting to know Maya and watching her grow the next few posts are going to be about her and our experiences fostering her.
When we first brought her home she was wild beyond belief. At 3-4 months old (best guess between unreliable information from the previous owners the vets), she'd never had the opportunity to properly exhaust her energy. It took the three of us (two humans and Sadie) to wear her out. I remember feeling sorry for Sadie at first. Maya had never had the ability to interact with another dog, having been taken from her family at around 5-7 weeks. She was not only puppy energetic but also lacked appropriate social behavior. Sadie was a good sport and took everything the puppy gave in stride, including being used for teething. By the second day it seemed to us that Sadie was getting a little annoyed with the puppy. With the non-stop play who could blame her? I took Maya away from Sadie in the hopes of redirecting her attention and giving our little girl a break. To my surprise Sadie followed me and stuck her face right up to Maya's mouth, encouraging her to play. It was then I realized the bond that these two, knowing each other for only a day, had already formed. Maya was being taught how to act like a dog, and Sadie was feeling fulfilled by having a job to do: Raising a puppy.
Good luck Maya we love you and wish you the best.