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March 18th, 2014 | Posted by Emily in Doggies! | Fostering. | Moby Wonderdog | Opt to Adopt | Smiling from ear-to-ear!

Yo dudes! Moby here!

So Forever Mom told ME that Foster Mom told YOU that I’m adopted!

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I also heard that Foster Mom showed ya’ll Forever Mom’s letter to me that she wrote me back in May. So I figured it was about time that I told you about the road to my forever from MY perspective, because let’s get serious, you guys read this blog because of the Mobisher, amiright?!

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So when I got that letter from FFM (Future Forever Mom) back in May I saw that she lived at the ocean and I was like, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, LADY?! But then Foster Mom told me about how she had just lost her soul pup Brutus to cancer and right after he passed, found out her other soul pup, Dixie, ALSO had cancer. That’s a lot of cancers to handle so closely together. Also, back in May I wasn’t quite finished building up my braves and my manners, so I wasn’t even READY to be anyone’s forever pup yet… and Foster Mom knew that.

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But since Foster Mom and FFM (Future Forever Mom) were friends anyway, Foster Mom kept FFM in the loop about my progress and sent her funny photos of me from time-to-time. And FFM would ask about me when she would get sad about Dixie’s cancers and needed a pick-me-up. And even though Foster Mom kept sharing my adoptableness with the world, no applications came in for me.

Then something incredible happened in October… Dixie went into remission from her cancers!

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My sister, Dixie (photo by my dad, Joe Loehle)

FFM and FFD (Future Forever Dad) were excited that Dixie was getting better, and they thought that maybe they could bring me home since she was feeling so much better. So in November, they flew out to Kansas City JUST TO MEET THE MOBISHER (well, I guess they wanted to hang out with Foster Dad and Foster Mom too, but whatever, they cared more about meeting me – duh)!

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As you can see, I totally stole their hearts with all of my charms. I even gave FFM all of my sweet, sweet kisses.

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I was just sure they were going to pack me in their suitcase and take me home to their island in Georgia (FFM says its not their island but whatever, it’s AN island, and that’s WAY more than Foster Mom has), but it just wasn’t my time yet….

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Dixie’s cancer came back not too long after they got back to Georgia and so they decided to focus on making her last few months super fun and comfortable. Foster Mom kept working on my braves and my charms and I kept working on my handsomes, but still no applications came in for me (I know, I can’t believe it either). 

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And this whole time, Foster Mom and FFM were still talking, and FFM was still really feeling that I was supposed to be HER dog. She got the news that Dixie most likely wouldn’t be long for this world, and she just knew that she I was going to be the one to help heal her heart when Dixie passed. So she asked Foster Mom if it would be okay to put in an application for me… even though she couldn’t actually adopt me for a couple more months. And Foster Mom just had this FEELING that FFM and FFD were my supposed to be my family, so she said “of course.”

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Dixie passed away last week and FFM and FFD knew that they couldn’t wait anymore to pass on the love they had for Dixie to me. So they hopped in the car and drove 17 hours from Georgia to make my adoption final. Foster Mom said it was obvious that we were meant to be together. It was like I’ve been waiting my whole life for them to claim me as their own.

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So after one last weekend with Foster Mom and Dad, I said my goodbyes Judd-Nelson-in-The-Breakfast-Club-style by bursting through the baby gate and into my Forever Mom’s arms! We hopped in my new car and headed on the road to my new island to meet my new brother, Boney.

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Forever Mom and Dad know that you all are going to miss me LIKE CRAZY, so wanted to let you guys that Forever Mom has her own blog where she is going to share about my exploits: WOOF! Tails from St. Simons IslandForever Dad has his own blog for his business, but he shares about us doggies from time-to-time too: Joe Loehle Blog. Oh, and you can follow them on Instagram too: Forever Dad is @joeloehle and Forever Mom is @mloehle.

So don’t think of this as goodbye, think of it as see ya later…. thank you for following my story! Now I’m off to learn how to surf – COWABUNGA!

XOXO,

Moby Hawkins Loehle (Forever Mom & Dad gave me Foster Mom & Dad’s last name as my middle name to commemorate my time with them – isn’t that cool?)

  

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