Likes: Being able to trust! And barking! I'd LOVE a furever home!
Pet-Peeves: When I don't know what's going on. When the foster siblings won't play with me! Not having a furever home yet!
Favorite Toy: Not sure yet. I pounced on an old tennis ball today, and started ripping the fuzz off! It was pretty neat! I also have a Kong bone that I like because yummy stuff is inside! Mmm...
Favorite Food: Peanut butter!
Favorite Walk: Around the house (but not on the steps!!) and in the backyard!
Arrival Story: Shelters are scarey places! First I was surrendered by my "owner", then I had to cope in that scarey place. My Great Pyrenees brother was surrendered, too. But he went to rescue. I couldn't see what was going on! Sometimes my kennel door would open and someone would put this scarey thing around my neck and tug. But I'd be so scared and confused that I wouldn't move! I went out to an adoption event once, where I met my foster mom for the second time (we'd met briefly once before in that scarey place), and she made me feel a lot better about myself! Then I went back to the scarey place for a week. On Nov. 17, 2006, I was plucked from my kennel! At first I was pretty scared, then I realized that my FM was the one carrying me, and that she was taking me out of the scarey place! She's going to help me learn how to be a dog that can do anything a dog with sight can do! Would YOU like to help me too by giving me a furever home?
Bio: I'm really good at going potty outside and not inside. I like the crate and I like to play with toys! I especially like to play tug. I like to play with other dogs, but my silly foster siblings don't like to play with ME! I don't get it. Do YOU have any doggies that would want to play with me? Wanna let me stay furever?
Forums Motto: Love me!
Potty status?: I'm so pawsome, no accidents yet and I appear to be completely potty trained! As FM put it... I rock!
Crate?: I love my crate! It's my safe haven and a place where I can keep my toys! I'd love to have a super special crate in my furever home, too!
Social?: I love to play with other doggies, and when they don't play with me I get real frustrated and bark at them! I like to wrassle with the other pups or run around! I also love to give kisses to all the people I meet, and I'm not a jumper!
He's blind??: "Speak up, I'm blind!" BOL Juuuuust kidding! I was born like this! People tell me I look silly, but I don't know what they are talking about! If you got to know me, you'd know that I still love life and I don't know what I'm missing! I get around in other ways. I especially like to poke things with my nose to see what or where they are! I also use my paws to test things out!
Other health issues?: I seem to be just a normal pup! I'm itchy sometimes, but I'm still switching over to Evo at the moment. But right now I'm as healthy as can beeeee!
Training?: Foster Mom says I'm super smart! I kinda know my name and am learning how to come. I'm also learning how to sit! Since I'm blind, a lot of my training has to be done in slightly different ways, but still kept all positive! FM says I might get to go to a puppy class soon! Yippeeee!
Good with kids?: I love kids!! They don't startle me and I don't jump on them. I'm not a biter either, but they should learn how to play with me correctly just in case! I sure hope they don't mind getting kissies!
Wow!! I got to smell my FM again today! She was with me for about 15 minutes! It was so coooool! It's been a long time, I was adopted way back in late November, early December!
FM had her current foster dog, Wiggles, at the church that I now live really close to, for a small adoption event! It's the place where I met my forever family for the first time!! So my mom & my boy walked me over to the church. It took the longest time for Wiggles and FM to finally come out and say "Hi", so I passed the time by rollin' in the grass. Then, whaddya know, Wiggles was sniffin' my boo-tay, so I jumped up and was soooo excited that there was another doggie! Wiggles was pretty excited too, until I jumped on her! Oops!
FM said I looked like I had grown a LOT!! I'm a big boy now! I was wearin' a gentle leader and I was on a long leash. My mom told my FM that I'm silly when I walk -- I zig zag all over the place so I often trip people that are walking with me... tehehehe!!! I also get to play with other doggies, which I just looooove, but sometimes they try to run really far away from me! I don't get it! My mom said that I really only know "sit" good, and not much else. BOL. But she says I'm still a really good boy. My boy still has lotsa fun hangin' out with me and doing things with me. They said I love to play ball, especially when someone kicks the balls for me. If you throw it, I'll hear where it landed, but it's much more fun to hear it bounce off of someone's foot and then go find it. They also said that I chew on things, especially electronic things. They said they took me to the park once... and I immediately started pulling like crazy and barkin' up a storm, I was so happy to be out there around all the people and doggies!!
The funniest thing was... my tail!!! My mom told my FM that it curled right over my back the day after I first came home to furever!! BOL BOL! It used to go straight out and wag like a helicopter! Now I have a curly-Q!!
Best part is.... there are PICTURES!! But the one time FM forgets her camera.... so we borrowed someone else's camera, they are gonna e-mail FM the pics so that she can show all my dogster pals! Woohoo!!
For any pups who haven't heard the pawsome news yet... I'm doing absolutely great in my new home! I settled in like it was meant to be. We all fit together so well. FM had chatted with my new mom over the phone a couple days after I had gone home with them. They talked about my silly antics (my new mom thought they were fun! Whew!) and my new mom told FM about how they had plans to introduce me to a 6 month old pup down the street and set up play dates. They talked about what a big sweetie cuddlebug I was but also how I was sooo playful! I sure did impress my new mom when I learned the layout of the house right away, and was perfectly OK with the stairs after my first try on them! FM was so proud of me, too, because I was just a lost pup tryin' to find someone to love me when I first met her.
FM knew I was fitting in well and that this home was going to stick furever. So she hasn't talked to my new mom since... although she keeps her eyes peeled to see if they have stumbled upon Dogster yet! BOL!
To anyone who is wanting to open their home up to a foster, please don't hesitate more than you have to. There are pups like me, blind or not, who need a transitional home SO much, or else there isn't much hope for them. Thank dog I met FM when I did, or else I could've become a statistic in a list I never wanted to be part of.
Thanks so much to all my Dogster pals who were rootin' for me! Yeah!