It’s hard to believe it took so long — eight months to be exact — but someone else finally fell in love with this face:

A couple of weeks ago, our foster dog Charlie Machete moved to Iowa to live with a family who recently lost a beloved rescue dog who looked very much like him. Because we’ve gotten excited in the past about adoptions that didn’t work out, I decided to wait to announce this happy news until everyone had time to adjust.

So far, so good! According to my latest update from Machete’s new dad, our old boy has overcome his initial homesickness and is living up to his reputation as a bed hog and beggar.

We are ecstatic that (thanks to Craigslist) Machete finally found his place with people who believe he’s as smart, handsome and awesome as we do — in spite of the fact that he is really good at tearing stuff up.

To be honest, life at our house is a lot less stressful since Machete moved out.

But that didn’t stop me from bursting into tears at the first doggy feeding time without him.

I will never forget that crazy, cuddly, ridiculous dog. And I’m so happy I had Magnet Lady Kathleen Henn make this magnet of him, which I pause to stare at several times a day.

Thanks to everyone who supported our adventure with Machete and the long search for his forever family. I’m so glad he got a happy ending.

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About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on March 19, 2012, in Fostering, Machete and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Wow, Crystal — so happy to hear this news! Thank you again for taking this sweet wayward dog into your home when he had nowhere else to go. We know you gave him 8 wonderful months of life, which helped him become the highly adoptable cuddler he is today. You are awesome.

    • Thanks, Amanda. In those eight months, Charlie Machete taught us a whole heck of a lot about dogs, patience, love and frustration. I’m glad we were able to help him and help him develop his social skills. (KC Pittie Pack helped a lot with the latter.)

  2. Sandra Francis

    To be honest, I’m really going to miss that face on your blogs. I LOVE that attitude in his eyes, and can understand why someone would also appreciate it. Happy New Home Machete!

    • I’m going to miss that face on the blog, too — and staring at me from atop the laundry room counter. He’s a pretty awesome dog. I hope his new family is able to send pictures sometime. 🙂

  3. Congrats to Machete – and you and Zach for working tirelessly with him to ensure he found the right home! Now, let’s find a home for Minnie! 🙂

  4. Awesome news! 8 months is a long time for a foster. Good job persevering to find him a home. Sometimes it takes a while to find ‘the one’.

  5. Crystal – That is GREAT news! but I can understand your sadness at seeing him go.

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