Miss Sunflower’s Happily Ever After

Sunflower and her forever-mom, Grandma Carole

After saving little Miss Sunflower from the shelter in Los Angeles, we knew she needed to be in a home where she could be monitored throughout the day, so … I asked my mom, “Would you be interested in fostering Sunflower?” Mom had to think about it. She had never fostered a dog before, she currently has 2 special-needs dogs, and her heart was still healing from the loss of her dear little Chihuahua, Pulga. It took a couple of days for her to decide, but then mom said, “Yes!”

For 2 months, “Grandma Carole” cared for and doted on little Sunflower. I’d stop by her house daily and she’d give me updates. A few times I asked her if she might be thinking of adopting Sunflower and her response was always, “No, I’m sure there’s a better home out there for her than with me.” But then there were times when my mom tearfully told me, “It will be so hard when Sunflower moves on to her forever home.”

After receiving the results of Sunflower’s biopsies and news of her gallbladder issue, Grandma Carole let us know a few days ago that little Sunflower indeed MUST stay with her. She said, “Sunny loves and depends on me, it wouldn’t be fair to send her to a new home.” I think deep down inside, I always knew that Sunflower was meant to be with my mom. We couldn’t be happier!

PS: The 2 photos at the end are of Mom’s beloved Pulga (Spanish for “flea”), who passed away in November 2016 … exactly 2 years before Sunflower came into her life.

Follow Sunflower’s journey from shelter to forever home here.

Sunflower and her forever-mom, Grandma Carole
Sunflower with her special blanket, made for her by Auntie Dianne
Mom’s beloved Pulga passed away Nov 2016


  1. So glad to hear Sunflower is staying with Carole – they both look very happy

  2. Perfect!!!
    I knew it!!!
    Carole has heart of gold!!!
    I knew once Sunflower is in her arms she will never leave.
    Thank you Carole and I love you!!!❤️💕😘

  3. Yaaay little Sunflower will be in a warm lovely hands with Grandma Carol!!!!💝💝😘🌻❤️😍I am happy happy reading this news🤗😊 love you all💝💝💝❤️🌻😘😍🤗

  4. I’m known it’s been a while but Rest In Peace I was a foster ones I was a Failed foster and don’t regret it one day I love my Charlie. I will do it all over again. I still have 3 senior dog and 2 senior cat .
    Can’t help my self carrieing for dogs 🐕 ❤️

    • Thank you for opening up your home 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

  5. I’m so happy that your mom is keeping Sunny! They bonded and they love one another. She will be in good hands. Thank you Mom Carole for making the best decision for you and Sunny. 😘❤️👍🌞🌞🌞

  6. Good luck, Mom’s lnow best….Enjoy all the love Sunflower 🐕💕🐶🙋😊…..

  7. Great news for little Sunflower…..she is so cute! Love the outfit. She’ll be the sunshine in Carole’s life now! <3 <3 <3

  8. Aaw, I am so happy for Sunflower! She is in wonderful loving hands and I’m sure she knows it! Enjoy your “Furever Home” Little Sunflower! These photos are precious. Love to all and to Angel Pulga in heaven. 💖💖💖

  9. This is so wonderful!! I am thrilled your mom has her and you and Dan will be able to see her, too!!
    How perfect for everyone including Sunflower❤️😁

  10. So glad to hear Sunflower is staying!! It was meant to be!!

    Congratulations!! ❤️🐾🐶❤️

  11. Miss Sunflower….all snuggled up in a blanket and sweater….perfect for that sweet sweet face. Thank you for adopting her.

  12. Wherever would we be without all the wonderful Grandma Carole’s in this world? God bless you Grandma Carole for taking tiny precious Sunflowet into your heart and home even when you were still dealing with loss of beautiful Pulga. My Thoughts and Prayers are that you will have the courage to continue loving and caring for Sunny so that she will always know how very much she is loved. I know it won’t always be easy, but I believe all Grandmas graduate with hearts of pure gold and Sunny knows it too.

  13. Miss Sunflower is absolutely adorable! I think your mom always knew she would keep her….. 🙂

  14. Sunflower is where she was meant to be – home. thank you grandma Carole for opening your heart to this precious little one.

  15. So sorry to hear about the loss of little Pulga. Very glad to see that Sunflower has found her forever home, now she will receive the care and love she has always deserved!

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