Hi everyone! I have had dogs most of my life and I am now 71yrs. My last dog was a beautiful Lhasa Apso called Tashi who I got as a puppy. Two years ago, when he was 5, I decided it was only fair to him to rehome him as I had worsening mobility problems and couldn't afford a permanent dog walker. Luckily I found him a fantastic family who adore him and keep in touch via emails and pics. However I never really got over the loss and more in hope than expectation I sometimes find myself looking at dogs that need a home - thinking there might be a suitable really old one who wouldn't want walks. However recently I came across a 5 yr old Yorkie who is currently in foster care. She has a luxating patella (I don't know what grade) which has been thoroughly investigated by the vets and a decision made she wasn't suitable for surgery because she is so tiny. Amputation was also considered but dismissed for some reason so the current situation is that her exercise should be limited to indoors and the garden with no official "walkies". Of course that suits my situation well, but is it good for her physical and mental health? Additionally the Rescue took her to be spayed and it was discovered that she had five mammary tumours (possibly because she had not been spayed as a youngster) so she had surgery to remove them. I'm not sure if they were malignant or not but nothing was found elsewhere in her body. I think all this was about a year ago. She has been through one adoption that failed due to changes in the adoptive family, so is now back with her previous fosterer. I expressed an interest and have spoken to the person who organises the Rescue and the fosterer and both seem keen to proceed asap. I will get a home visit early next week and also go to meet her and then things could proceed quite swiftly I presume. But I do have qualms about it and am reluctant to rush into a situation that might cause me more heartache. I also wonder if I just attempting to fill the hole in my heart caused by having to give up Tashi and whether that would be fair to her or me. At least at the moment I have only seen pics - if I'd seen her in real life I daresay I wouldn't be writing this! Any comments would be greatly appreciated - thank you.