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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?)

In May, Moby received this email from my friend Miranda

Dear Moby,

I don’t know if your foster mom has told your or not, but I am in love with you!  I haven’t even met you and I know you are the boy to help fill the hole in my heart that Brutus left this world with.  Please understand, I know that you won’t ever be able to fill that hole completely, but I think you can do a great job of helping to heal it.  There’s only one problem – your future sister is sick and frankly, she’s kind of a b***h (not literally though, as she is spayed).  

I want you to know that your foster mom is going to look for the perfect forever home for you in the meantime, but if we’re meant to be together (and I believe we are), someday you’ll come racing into my arms, slobber me with your kisses and curl up and spend your forever days in my heart and home.  I can’t tell you if that someday will be days, weeks, or even months.  I know that your foster mom takes very good care of you and she’ll know if someone else comes a long that would be a good fit.  

Since you don’t me, I’ll tell you a little about myself and your future family.  Much like your foster mom and dad, we like to get out and explore.  We live at the ocean.  Your mom says you really like the water and I might let you swim a little in the ocean, but only on a leash.  The current is sometimes too strong and there are lots of icky things in our water (not like in a lake!).  I like to run, hike and spend time in the yard playing. Your future dad works from home, so there is almost always someone around. We have a big fenced yard that is fun to run around and play in.  There’s a dog door so you can go outside whenever you want.  We get up pretty early, but every once in a while we like to sleep in.  

I hope to meet you sometime this summer/fall so you can decide if you love me as much as I love you. Until then, please be good for your foster mom and dad and be patient with Turkey and Rufus.  Put on all your charm when you go out just in case there might be someone more perfect for you than me!  

Love, 
Your (hopefully) future forever mom

Well, a lot has happened between that email and now, which I will be sharing with you this week, but I can officially say that Moby has left the building… and his new family is PERFECT. Stay tuned…

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(Photo by the amazing Fido Fetch Photography)

 

I started my dream job yesterday.

I am now the Social Marketing Coordinator for Great Plains SPCAKansas City’s “most comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving more than 30,000 needy pets annually – more than any other agency in the area.” 

I get to go to work and help homeless animals find homes through social media… seriously. That is my JOB. I had been searching for a long time for a job where I could feel really passionate about the work that I do day-to-day, knowing that it really matters. Then Polly’s Adoptomomma called me about this job. There is not much I feel more passionate about than homeless animals – as I am sure you know – and Great Plains is on the forefront of animal welfare in Kansas City and across the United States. Plus, the snuggling-puppies-and-kittehs thing is icing on the cake! Can you tell I’m pumped about this?!

So if you want to see some of the fun things I’m doing, go like Great Plains on Facebook! And I’m sure I’ll share some of my adventures here too…

We are no strangers to dressing up our pups for Halloween… but this year, I totally dropped the ball. So while I may not have any photos (yet) of the dogs in costumes for this year, enjoy this smattering of costumed cuteness from years past….

I’m trying to think of something I can throw together quickly tonight for the trick-or-treaters – any ideas?! What is your dog going as for Halloween this year?

 

Moby Wonderdog here! Can you keep a secret? Shhhhh! I’m a super hero!

While you guys may know me as Moby Wonderdog by day… by night I am Captain Moby: Defender of the Nom-less and Protector of Fellow Orphan Dogs! 

You see, I didn’t know I was a super hero at first, but my friend Jen at Sirius Republic did! She sent me this collar with my super hero name on it and wouldn’t you know it? My super hero powers just came out of me like magic!

Now when I put on my super hero collar, I can sense when noms are near and make them magically go into my mouth! And when I hear about fellow orphans who need help, I use my super hero powers to get Foster Mama to help them out in any way that she can. See? I’m a super hero! Capes make it hard to run, which is why my collar is so perfect!

Do you have a super hero dog? If so, you might wanna get them a super hero collar right away so they can fully realize all of their super hero dreams! Leave a comment below and tell me what would your dogs super hero powers be?

XO,

Captain Moby Wonderdog

PS – I’m still available for the adoptions! Email Foster Mama at {ourwaldobungie@gmail.com} if you’re interested (and why wouldn’t you be?)! 

PPS – THANK YOU to Jen at Sirius Republic for sending me my awesome collar – you are the most awesome friend EVER!

PPPS – My bro-friend Corbin is a super hero too and is blogging about today! Go read about it!