Friday, August 17, 2012

Boris "The Bachelor" and His Forever Overnight Date

  With his rough start on life, we knew our foster Boris "The Bachelor" would need some extra help finding his future forever family. During his time with us, the little guy got all dolled-up for a day in the city, went on a couple of group dates, stopped by some friends for some one-on-ones before going on a 2 week long 'overnight date' and finding his future family. (We never announce  on the blog when the dogs are in their foster-to-adopt periods because we don't want to put too much pressure on the family).
Just like I enjoy predicting who the TV show Bachelor will choose out of all the prospects, sometimes I like to guess if our fosters will end up with anyone we know. He did remind me so much of a certain dog crush from our SociaBulls walks, but I wasn't sure if they were looking for another pup...
Here is Boris's--now Radar's--story of how they met the perfect match:
 We weren’t really looking for a second dog. If we decided to add another pup, he would have to be a perfect match, we said. The universe snickered.
Our perfect match: adult, easy-going, well-adjusted, connected and eager to please male. A dog who would be happy to join us on adventures, but with a good off switch for lounging about the house. He would be a playmate and companion for Maria, but respectful of her both on account of her age and her queen of the universe tendencies. Happy, silly and a good snuggler with bonus points for cute.

Enter Bachelor Boris.
Email 1 From: O To: A* Subject: “Meet Our New Foster: Boris “The Bachelor” 
Maria would love a look-alike brother, wouldn’t she?

From: A To: O Subject: Re: “Meet Our New Foster: Boris “The Bachelor” 
He looks adorable. We could let him meet up with Roo [Maria’s nickname] sometime and see where it goes. ;) If we were to adopt him, maybe we could make him some ear extensions?
(Maria is perplexed by Radar's 'bat ears')
 We asked a lot of questions about Boris during that Sunday’s Sociabulls walk. After the walk we introduced the two potential life mates. Everyone was smitten.
Text 1 (slightly edited) From: O To: A 
Hi A! Thanks for visiting yesterday; it was great to see you both. Just wanted to let you know that we talked it over and think Boris would be a great fit.
During our foster-to-adopt period we wanted to make sure that Boris would integrate easily into our daily life. He received the seal of approval from our dog-walker, the cleaning lady and from my parents and their dog; who dog-sit for us on occasion.
His goofy, sweet nature is the other half to Maria’s sassy personality. He continues to charm us with his silly antics and makes friends wherever he goes. Most importantly, he fulfills all the major points on the perfect-for-us list and adds a whole lotta happy to our house. We are so glad to make Boris, now Radar, a part of our family.
*Email A is the SO; text A is Boris’ foster mom 
 We are so excited for Boris/Radar, Maria and their family. And the best part is, we will still get to see him on SociaBulls walks!

PS. Our favorite memory with Boris

17 comments:

Regina Hart said...

Congratulations all! Thank you to everyone who opens their hearts and homes to good dogs who need a second (or third) chance.

Sam said...

Congratulations! We love happy endings!

Sam

mrandmrsandnolakisses said...

Yay! So happy for Boris/Radar. What a catch his new family got and vice versa! :)

The Heartbeats said...

Yay Boris/ Radar!!

Mamma Heartbeat

mrajcox said...

I love this update so much I can't even find the words for it. YAY!

And I love that the 'cougar' found her own boy toy. Hehe.

HoundDogMom said...

Congratulations to Boris/Radar on finding his furever home. You guys do such a great job with your fosters, I can see why everyone wants one of your fosters. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Sarah said...

Congratulations, Boris! Not only did you have matchy-matchy foster siblings but a matchy-matchy forever sister? Lucky dude!

Two Kitties One Pittie said...

I'm so happy that Radar is in such a great home! It's perfect! Congratulations to all. :)

livierules said...

YAY! So happy! Love a happy ending! Radar is a great name!

Rachel said...

What wonderful news! This made my weekend :-) so happy for Radar/ Boris. Looks like he found a great family. So happy he had you guys to lean on and have fun with for the time you were together (and so cool you will still see him on walks. Awesome!).

waldobungie said...

Congratulations, Boris/Radar! It makes me so happy to see that he is staying in the Sociabulls family! Now you still get to see him on a regular basis!

Aleksandra said...

Congrats, you guys! What a quick one!!

Emily said...

This is great news! They are a crazy cute pair!

Second City Pet Care said...

Me so happy!

Pibble said...

So cute! Don't you hate overnight guests who never leave... Heh, heh!

Faye said...

Lucky Boris, lucky new family. I love it when people approach adopting with this kind of calm and loving attitude. Happy endings must follow most of the time.

mayziegal said...

Okay, I'm a few days late but....WAHOOOOOOO!!!! Oh, I'm so happy for Radar AND for his new family! What a pawfect, pawfect fit!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

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