Eleanor Roosevelt, Ellie for short, is our second (foster to adopt) dog.
We first fostered a twelve year old rat terrier called Suzi until she was thirteen and a half, when she passed away.
Nobody wanted to adopt an older overweight and slightly handicapped dog, so we kept her until she died.
Suzi lost nineteen pounds while we fostered her and had an unbeatable spirit.
She was my furry little soulmate.
I thought I could save her and give her a longer life, though sadly she was only with us for seventeen months.
After Suzi died, the group that we fostered her for, called Ready for Rescue, contacted us to see if we were too heartbroken or ready to foster again.”