Sunday, June 28, 2015

"Can we all just get along?" – Rodney King

The Supreme Court's ruling allowing marriage between two people of the same sex is a good thing. There are many people in the US that do not agree with me. Am hoping everyone will remember that the United States of America is based on freedom. We are supposed to have the freedom of religion, that means that if your religion dictates that marriage can only be between a man and a woman, then so be it. You need to be yourself and it is up to me to accept you as you.

There are limits to this freedom. Freedom does not include anyone's right to dictate someone else's life or manner in which they live. It also places a responsibility on each of us, that we respect those that have different opinions and life styles than our own.

Please, when someone presents you with a view that is different from your own, pause. Take a moment and try to see the world through their eyes. Each of us has our reasons why we think the way we do. If you feel they need to change, then you need to learn more about them.

The United States is big enough for all of us.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rocky was adopted.

This is always a bitter-sweet time for us. Rocky has been with us for more than 3 months. We had to bottle feed him and his siblings. Rocky really touched our hearts and we spoiled him. However, he is going to a wonderful home.

We were very fortunate to be a part of the adoption process. Due to his size, the Sacramento SPCA wanted him to stay with us. This meant that after a potential adopter is approved, they have to coordinate with us for "meet and greets". This means, all of the adopter's family need to meet with Rocky. This way they can see if there are any immediate issues and everyone agrees with the adoption.

We met with Rocky's forever family yesterday and they are terrific. A young couple with a very cute little girl, Mitzy. I think, they fell in love with Rocky at first sight. We left them alone with Rocky, so that he would not cling to us. Rocky took to them and that was it. Recently, they lost another Chihuahua, Chiquita. We were told that Mitzy missed her. Personally, I think they all missed her. Am sure that Mitzy and Rocky will become as close as our Missy and Buster.

Today, we all met again, at the SSPCA, where the adoption papers were signed. Rocky is now with his forever family. They made this very easy for us. Thank you for being great people.

We are going to try to take a couple of weeks off from fostering. We need a little time with just Missy and Buster.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rocky is available for adoption.

Rocky is ready to find his forever home. We have fostered him for his whole life. He came to us with his mom and two siblings on the day they were born. Mom has since been adopted. However, his siblings passed away. We took very good care of him, including bottle feeding when he was only 4 ounces. He is now over 2 lbs. His mother is about a year old and is small at 7 lbs. We think he may grow to about 5 lbs.

He is incredibly adorable and loving. Always, ready to give kisses and play. Loves playing with our 2 big dogs. Also, likes toys and can entertain himself when left alone.

Due to his size, the Sacramento SPCA will be placing him out of foster care. If you are interested in learning more about him or would like to meet him, please contact svaranini@sspca.org for an application. His adoption fee is $100 (includes vaccinations, microchip, neuter). They will schedule appointments in order that the receive completed applications, provided they are a good fit for Rocky!