Clearly keeping up with a blog is not my cup of tea. Whatever. I write today out of frustration and since I have no friends that I see regularly enough that I can vent, an open letter to the internet/universe is the only thing, short of a killing spree, that’ll make me feel better.
I have been sending Erich random dogs that I find on Petfinder.com for probably the last 2 and a half years. In May, he finally caved and we filled out an application through and Australian Shepherd rescue to adopt a dog named Banjo who would have been perfect for us. We got approved to be adopters, but another family was already interested in the same dog, and they got first dibs. Unfortunately for us, they adopted him and we had to wait for the next suitable dog.
Since then, we have enquired about 5 other dogs, with no luck. They’ve either gotten adopted before we can set up a meeting, or the foster home never returns our email about setting up a visit.
The lack of emails is the most frustrating part. In an attempt to cast a wider net, we contacted a separate Aussie rescue. Initially I got responses and was asked that I have our original application forwarded to them, and since then, nothing. I waited 10 days and asked for confirmation that they received it, no response. And that was 2 weeks ago. So basically a month went by since my initial email. Two months since we first applied. AND WE STILL DON’T HAVE A DOG.
Needless to say. I’m pretty pissed. I even went to the Humane Society to look at a dog I was interested in, but that one was already adopted too. I must be a fuckin good luck charm for dogs that need homes.
It has been such a let down. To go from being excited that we were approved to having every single dog we’re interested in slip through our fingers. It has been so hard to be patient, and to see everyone else getting dogs except us. I feel very childish, but I just want to stomp my feet and scream NO FAIR, ME FIRST!
I know the right dog is out there, I just have to make sure I get it before someone else does. Again.