Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Kelly Boyce: Foster Mother

Okay, not to actual humans, I'll leave that to those of you with infinite patience and the ability not to lock children in closets when they act up. But I started thinking that while I am sans canine, I still wanted to do something to help one of the shelters or rescue organizations. At first I thought of walking the shelter dogs, but then as I was looking at the websites I saw that another way you can help is taking in the shelter dogs to basically foster them until they find their forever homes. This is better for the dogs who can then become socialized in a home atmosphere instead of being stuck in a kennel at the shelter.

I could help out and do some good, it would keep me around dogs, and yet I didn't have to make a long term commitment until I was ready. I also get to practice my dog training skills on any of the unsuspecting canines that come into my home. Hmm...this sounds like an idea worth investigating.

I contacted Lab Rescue Nova Scotia and asked them for some information. They take in Labrador retrievers and lab mixes. I really like the breed because they're good family dogs but I've never actually had one before so this would give me a good way of determining if it would be a breed that would fit my lifestyle. So I'm mulling over the idea. And who knows, maybe in the process I'll find the perfect dog for me.

Meanwhile, back in Revision Land things are starting to fall into place. What a relief. The book doesn't need to be blow-torched into a fiery ball of flames after all. Good thing. It would have made it most difficult to write the other three books in the series without the first one.

And...just 10 days till 3:10 to Yuma opens!! Woo hoo!!!

10 comments:

Annie Mac said...

I never knew you could Foster dogs - sounds interesting.

I've seen a few previews of 3.10 to Yuma and it looks terrific.

Melissa Marsh said...

What a great way to help out. I wish I had more time for volunteering.

Dixie Belle said...

10 days! Yes!!!

Tess said...

Re: fostering - wow, I've been tempted too, but knowing how quickly I get attached to animals... However, I do see how it could work for you :) And certainly how it would help the puppies.

Glad revisions are going better!!!

Lexi said...

Great idea on fostering! And even though I'm not a dog person (I got bit by a German Shepherd and never got over it), I LOVE the picture you've got with today's post!

Julie S said...

Great idea!
A friend of mine does a cool thing - she trains dogs to be seeing eye dogs. I've always wanted to do something like that, but I have cats.
WTG on your revisions!

annette said...

That's a great idea, Kelly. It sounds like the perfect situation for you.

julia said...

Fostering is a beautiful idea, Kelly. And 3:10 to Yuma - count me in!

Dixie Belle said...
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Dixie Belle said...

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