I am simultaneously happy and sad to announce that Pepper left this morning for his new home in Burns Lake, BC.* He will be living on five acres with three horses, five cats, an equally fetch-obsessed younger border collie, and an eldery aussie adopted from TDBCR two years ago. More importantly his new folks are around most of the time. Pepper is very dedicated to his people, and I did not want him to spend his remaining years waiting for someone to come home. Overall it is a dream placement and I am thrilled.
I'm normally just happy to see foster dogs go (no matter how great the dogs are they tend to interrupt the routine around here), but Pepper really got under my skin. Getting to know him and to assist him on his way was a pleasure, and he will be sorely missed.
*Most FFF readers from the US probably don't spend much time thinking about Canada's vastness. Burns Lake is at least 12 hours north of Vancouver at a good speed...about the same distance between our shared border and northern California. Once there Pepper will be in the middle of the province of British Columbia and about 1/4 as far north as Canada reaches. It boggles the mind.