I was proud of Gracie today. She's had quite a few strangers in the house over the past couple of days. But she still did exceptionally well when "forever family" arrived with Deb to meet her. Gracie's usual response to company (strangers) is to jump the tall baby gate between the kitchen and livingroom and "put herself into the kitchen" . lol So much better than trying to crawl under the furniture to hide, or being so terrified you puddle on the floor. Well, instead of doing this Gracie simply walked over and sat down right next to me. Both grandkids were here. The "forever family" brought their kids which were about the grands ages and one that was about 8. Darrin got it in his head these kids had come to play with him, and set about right away to introducing them to all the pets, Gracie included. lol Aubrey, who is always extremely affectionate with the animals, especially Gracie, kept going up and hugging and kissing Graice. "Forever family was impressed Gracie has no inclination to jump on a child. Nor did Gracie make a move to snitch food from Aubrey's hand. Then jumping thing Gracie has never done even once with the kids. And we've been teaching her what we call "baby manners" about people and food. They ooohed and ahhhhhed over how adorable she is, how healthy she looks, and how other than being shy how well behaved. And Gracie took right to the kids, was only shy with the adults. But didn't shrink away when they wanted to pet her, just stuck to my side. (I was so proud) Then they explained they wanted to see the other dog to be sure. They really liked Gracie, but wanted to make the right choice after coming so very far. (a 6 hr trip) They chose the other dog. Deb called me tonight and again assured me not to worry. She is very fond of Gracie already and will work hard to find her a wonderful forever home. She doesn't think it's going to take long. She thinks this family had a larger dog in mind. And Gracie is only going to be medication size. I suspected this when they asked if Betsy and Molly were also foster dogs. Oh, well. Wasn't meant to be. But another dog got a nice forever home. Deb asked me if I'd like Gracie placed into one of her foster homes. I told her to wait and see for now. At the moment the choas has died down here (or we're getting used to it) and it might not be such a great thing for Gracie to go to another foster before the forever family. So unless it looks like it might take longer than a week or two, she can stay here til then. I mean, geez, she's been here almost a month already. What's another 2 wks? So now Deb is processing the other family who was really interested in Gracie. And ya know.......I think I'll post a link to a picture of her. (not the best as my camera batteries were dying) I'm surprised I haven't already.