Crying can sometimes be good for the soul. The story of Nicki Clawson, a doggy foster mom, is just one of those stories that could wet even the dryest eyes around! When Nicki started fostering dogs, she never expected things to turn out like this.
Nicki and Cookie were basically soulmates.
When you foster pets, there are different animals in and out of your home all the time. While you form connections with many of them, it’s not possible to have a crazy deep connection with every single one. While you don’t form a connection with every animal, sometimes a sneaky pup will sneak its way into your heart and before you know it, you’ve fallen in love!
Cookie did that with Nicki.
Cookie is a boxer who found a fast friend in his new foster mom Nicki. After a bit of time, it was obvious that Nicki and Cookie were destined to be more than just passing friends, and it was time to make the adoption permanent!
Since Nicki was so gentle-hearted, her friends decided to set up a “prank” to give Cookie to her.
Tim, Nicki’s husband, and Jessica, the coordinator for the adoption, got together to make a surprise happen. After a brainstorming sesh, Tim, Jessica, and some friends knew it was time to bring it to fruition. Nicki had no idea what she was in for!
A “mysterious” adopted reached out and asked to do a meet and greet with Cookie.
As the foster mom, Nicki got Cookie ready and brought him along to meet the “mystery caller” that was going to adopt him.
The drive over was probably a rough one.
We can imagine how tough that car ride was! When you are alone in the car, you can usually let your emotions out fully. While we don’t have cameras in the car, it’s safe to assume that Nicki was probably pretty emotional and upset on the way there. There is something about crying into a dog’s fur that seems to help, however. Maybe Nicki paused for a second on the side of the road and had what she thought would be her last moments with Cookie. Wouldn’t you?
After getting to the location, she waited… and waited, and waited.
Waiting around for the potential adopters, Nicki just kept assuming they were late. After some time, though, they never showed up. As she was about to call it quits, she had the shock of a lifetime.
Opening the folder to call the adopters, a confused Nicki was confronted with her own phone number.
With a confused face, she asked Jessica why
“Well, that’s the number of who is adopting her”
The realization hit her like a truck. She fell to the ground and burst into tears!
“I cried for four days straight”
Admitting that she was the happiest she had ever been, Nicki explained that she had been crying for four days about having to give away the dog. Thankfully, no such thing would have to happen with Cookie. Even though she feigned anger with her friend and husband, everyone knew how happy she was that Cookie as now a part of the family.
After admitting she was the happiest she had ever been in her life (sorry Tim), she gave some details over the past few days for her. It was FULL of crying. She was heartbroken that she was going to lose her friend. After jokingly being angry with her husband and Jessica for the prank, she was truly happy to be with her friend Cookie.
“You are part of our family now! Forever.”
This touching story is a reminder of the innocence of love between a human and their dog. It is a wonderful thing to see a woman made so happy. After three years, the family is still living and loving Cookie the boxer.
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