Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Then and now

In June 2003 we fostered a puppy named Buster, who came from a shelter in Waverly County, Tennessee. Here's a picture of Buster when he was a baby at the shelter:

Here's a picture we took of him during the three weeks he lived with us (when he was 3-4 months old):

The other day I got a picture from Buster's adoptive mom:

who said that he has always been the best-behaved boy and has made her family very happy.

People ask if it's hard to foster dogs, if we get attached to them and miss them when they go. Usually the answer is no, we don't get attached, although I did get choked up when I went to wash Buster's blankets and got a whiff of his puppy smell. In every case we've felt that our foster dogs were going to the perfect home and were destined for a long, happy life.

But it's always nice to get confirmation. Think I'll go drop a note to Meadow's foster moms.


See a video (Windows Media Player, 4.4 MB) starring Buster and Meadow: The Saga of the Rope Toy.

P.S.: My digital camera doesn't do sound, so enjoy your trip back in time to silent Home Movies of Yore.



Never ever ever allow me to foster any animals. BTW, Abby, the cat I rescued about 3 1/2 years ago, still doesn't come out of her room, but when I go in there to feed her, she doesn't run away from me as quickly as she used to. That's progress!


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 2/22/2006 9:04 AM

Post a Comment


This Side of Salvation

This Side of Salvation, Jeri's new contemporary YA novel!

Now available in hardcover and ebook.

“A smart, well-rounded, and unpredictable tale...bringing to light issues of belief versus free will, spirit versus body, and family versus self.” —Booklist, **Starred Review**


Order from Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, or



"Shattered," a Shade novella!

Available here on this website as a free download in all major ebook formats, as well as a printable PDF (now with photos!).

More about "Shattered"

About the author

Jeri Smith-Ready

Jeri Smith-Ready is a Maryland author of books for teens and adults.

Learn more about Jeri...

Photo © Geoffrey C. Baker

Sign up for Jeri's newsletter

  • First draft of secret new project

Current Reads