New foster pooch.

Yesterday saw the long awaited trip to Glebe farm to collect our new foster baby, the trip had been delayed because my health has been poor lately. I messaged Zara a few days ago to tell her I was ready and to give her time to come up with the pooch she thought most needed fostering. Jolie was chosen.  Jolie is gorgeous, young and since her surgery to repair her back legs very healthy, her only issue is that she is a little shy with people and that we can work on.

We arrived at Glebe farm and were introduced to Jolie in the paddock, she was hesitant at first, choosing to mooch around the edges but she soon got close to Indy and Hamish, she was still a little nervous of us. After a while, Zara put her in our car and attached her seat belt to her harness, Jolie decided she didn’t want to sit at the very back so in a scene reminiscent of a Tasmanian devil doing karate she spun, twisted and jumped until she was wedged between Hamish and Indy on their seat! Jolie relaxed as soon as we started moving and during the next hour as we drove home alternated between sleeping, looking out of the window and nibbling my ear as I drove. 😀 By the time we arrived it appeared as though we were friends, Julia got out of the car to open the front door and Jolie saw her chance to leap into the front with me! yep, we are friends. After a quick tour downstairs in the house we removed Jolie’s lead, she acted like she belonged, despite having never been in a home before.



Hamish is her main love but she appears to like us humans too, Indy is just “he who must be obeyed” and she does but she has given him the odd muzzle lick. 🙂

Last night our son visited and Jolie accepted him within a couple of minutes, she was soon settled in front of his chair with her boyfriend watching television.


Jolie had a good long walk in the park this morning which went well, she met a couple of people and their dogs, she was shy at first but not fearful so should do well. As I came upstairs this evening Jolie was curled up by “her” television but instead of watching it she was guarding it, she has never seen one before so I think she must believe that the people on it are part of her pack? 😀



Anyone wanting to know more about Jolie but who can’t wait for more posting can see her Love Underdogs profile here.



Love Underdogs are very keen for Maximus to find a forever home, it has been over 1000 days since he was first rescued in Romania! He spent a lot of time in the shelter in Brasov  before coming to England where he has been for 2 years! Despite having only 3 legs Maximus is the perfect family pooch. Read about him here.





About Mick C Gorman

Slightly damaged old bloke who is plodding on with more than a little help from a great wife. I have been married for 36 years and have 2 grown up children. I did the usual thing and replaced children with dogs when the nest became empty, best thing I ever did (apart from getting married of course). Life has taken a few interesting turns so far but this Epilepsy thing beats the lot! I love lots of things but in the past have never really stuck with them long enough to be good at them, I am trying harder to be better at a few things rather than okay at loads of things. There is still plenty of time. :-D
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8 Responses to New foster pooch.

  1. codemanbc says:

    Good morning from Chicago! Very, very sweet story about Jolie. You’re a good man. -Tom and Magic

    • mickcgorman says:

      Good morning, Tom.
      I try to be good but I am only a tiny cog in the wheel. A lot of people work to rescue these dogs from the streets of Romania. Don’t tell anyone but I think I do the easy bit. 😀

  2. She is a pretty girl. She looks like she has a bit of wolfhound in her in the last picture. Seems like another good fit 🙂

    • mickcgorman says:

      We thought she looked a bit like a small wolfhound or deerhound, she has a bit of a beard thing going on. 😀
      She is an adorable little thing, the staff at Love Underdogs are getting good at choosing dogs for us.

  3. starzyia says:

    I love foster stories, well done, good luck Jolie to find a perfect furever home

  4. mickcgorman says:

    Thank you for your comment. I am sure that Jolie will get a lovely home when she is ready, the only issue she has is nervousness with strangers, other than that she is fantastic. I hope Love Underdogs don’t promote her too soon because I love having her here. 🙂

  5. emmatotten says:

    Jolie is beautiful! I foster dogs as well and am hoping to get more dogs adopted out of the shelter with my new blog family, too. Would love to get your opinion on it as a fellow rescuer!

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