Foster Failure – Bella, Our Girl


home1A little over 3 months ago, Cynthia and I went to BARCS to pick up a foster dog, and I truly wanted to train her and work on her behavior so she could go to her forever home, but that was never meant to be.  As time went by, I realized that Bella was a smart, beautiful, active, affectionate, strong, challenging dog.  In other words, perfect for us.  Cynthia fell in love with Bella from the beginning, but to be quite honest, it did take me a while to really feel a bond with her.  When did this happen?  Once I started to train her.  Training a dog is work for both the dog and the handler, so for those that have never trained a dog, let me tell you that aside from walking, training a dog allows you to form a bond with a dog even when you don’t realize it, like in my case.

home2Since Cynthia wanted to adopt Bella for a while, I went ahead, without telling her anything, to BARCS to fill out the application form and as of last month Bella became a permanent member of our family.  When I finally told Cynthia about it, do you know what was her reaction?  She had a smile from ear to ear, and then she cried.  Bella is our foster failure, and that’s ok with us.  Welcome home Bella!

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Jackie says:

    She’s beautiful!

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks:-) We think so too.

  2. I’m not one bit surprised! Congrats and I hope you have years and years of fun and laughter with Bella.

    1. Marcela says:

      Really? I am. My girlfriend, Cynthia, told me that she knew from the day that we picked up Bella that she was going to be our forever dog, but I, on the other hand, truly hard in my mind and heart to get her ready to go to her forever home. Well, I guess the joke was on me, but I am delighted, to say the least. Thanks.

  3. thestormie says:

    That title worried me – you tricky thing! I am delighted for all of you, although Bella’s been home for a while already.

    1. Marcela says:

      Lol. Sorry about that. Thanks and yes you are right, Bella’s been home for a while already.

  4. I love a story with a happy ending! Best wishes to you all and congratulations Bella on finding your *furever* home-

    1. Marcela says:

      Me too:-) Thanks. Have a great Sunday.

  5. fredrieka says:

    momwithoutpaws could not foster a dog she would end up having adopted all of them

    1. Marcela says:

      That’s what my girlfriend, Cynthia, tells me, therefore I am volunteering at the shelter since I don’t have space for another foster.

  6. Congrats Bella! You’re a lucky dog!

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks:-) Actually, I think we, Cynthia, Alex, and I, are lucky to have found her. Have a great Sunday.

  7. Quan says:

    Yeah! She’s so lucky to have you and you her.

  8. Donny Wise says:

    That is a great story ! Congratulations!

  9. edjessie says:

    Yay!! Welcome to the family Bella!

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks a million:-)

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