Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mocha's Happy Tale

Koko (all black) and Mocha (brown and black)
A few weeks ago, another foster with the rescue took in three-month-old Chow Chow mix puppies named Mocha and Koko. Although the sisters were side-lined with kennel cough for a week, they made their appearance at adoption day today.

And thank goodness they did. Their timing couldn't have been better.

About 3 or 4 weeks ago, our next-door neighbors had to put their Chow Chow to sleep. Poor George had a variety of health problems associated with old age. At 110 pounds, he made the case for why rules about dog size limits in condos are pretty silly. (The 20-pound beagle upstairs makes more noise in one hour than George did in his lifetime.)

Mocha, our new puppy neighbor
We didn't know if our neighbors would be ready for a new dog... until they came knocking on our door this week. They said they had been looking online for another Chow. Their house was too lonely without one. They found breed-specific rescues in other regions of the country and a breeder in Canada. Then they checked Petfinder and saw that Mocha and Koko were right in their backyard. Better yet, when they clicked on the rescue's website, they saw that Jack was their proverbial foster brother. They confessed they weren't even sure they were ready, but when they saw Jack's picture's right next to Mocha and Koko's, they knew it was fate.

They came to adoption day today, fell in love with Mocha, and took her home. So while Jack didn't find his forever home this weekend, he helped Mocha find hers. We couldn't be happier!


  1. That's fabulous!

    You have to get a picture of her when she's full grown. I'm fascinated with the variety of looks chow mixes have.

  2. Hi Kim,

    I have a blog,, where we have a feature called Foster Friday. If you'd be interested in having a foster pet featured sometime, e-mail me at PBU at comcast dot net.

    Nubbin wiggles,