Why is fostering so important -- especially during the holidays? (besides avoiding the lump of coal)
Fostering a dog can be a gift. I'm a huge proponent of pet fostering, and was the first foster blogger for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Since our own dog has moved into her golden years, we are more sensitive to the beauty and joy of having a senior dog in the home.
In a family setting, caring for an older dog teaches children that end of life issues can be uplifting while still poignant. As adults with aging parents, caring for a senior dog has its own similarities and may actually help us Baby Boomers work through the many difficult emotions we face.
During the holidays, if you foster a pet, not only do you get the gift of a warm and appreciative dog to share in the festivities, but you'll be that much closer to earning those wings Clarence was talking about in It's A Wonderful Life.