What a coincidence! My name is Goldie and I’m available for adoption from As Good as Gold. I am ten years old and in case you didn’t guess, I am a girl.
Do you love walks? Me too! In fact, I will run, not walk, to the door with my leash in my mouth once I know we are going for a walk. That’s how much I love walks. I’m so excited when my foster mom takes me, that I sometimes pull on the leash. Sorry. I’m just so excited, I can’t help myself. But never mind, because after a while when I get into my walk, I begin to relax and calm down and I don’t pull the leash anymore.
There are so many cool things to see on my walk. Have you ever chased a squirrel? I have. It’s fun. But I don’t always do it and if you tell me not to, I will try to be good. On my walk, I sometimes meet new friends and neighbors, and I love to stop and visit for a while. I love the attention and I am always on my best behavior. But, I’m not so confident when I meet another dog and I’m not sure why. I don’t think I’m a diva or anything. It might just take me a little longer to warm up to another four-legged pet like me. I think I want to be friends, but I’m not sure how to go about it, so I lunge at dogs as we walk by. No one, especially another dog, wants to be lunged at. So far, I haven’t made any new dog friends, but I think this is something I am going to work on with my foster family.
You should see me riding in the car, though. You don’t have to ask me twice to jump in the backseat. I love to sit and look out the window and if you crack the window open a bit, it’s even better. Then I can smell the fresh air and catch a cool breeze. Sometimes my foster mom has to run an errand, and she leaves me in the car. I don’t mind one bit. I just sit and wait for her. My foster mom says I am “very patient” and I think that’s a good thing.
When I have to stay home by myself, I usually find something to do. I have an antler chew that I enjoy, and it keeps me busy and out of trouble. Not that I would ever get into trouble. Not me. I’ve never get into mischief when I’m home alone. I’m not a big fan of the soft toys, and I guess I play too rough with them. They don’t last very long.
Speaking of fabric, I’ve heard people describe me as a “Velcro dog”. That’s funny. Whoever heard of such a thing? But I think it means that I enjoy being part of a family and want to be near them. I will follow them around from room to room. I like people and it doesn’t take me long to make new friends. I guess I do get attached easily, but that’s not a bad thing, is it?
When my foster family does return home after being out, I admit I am happy to see them. I always welcome them home with a wagging tail and my own special little trick called “running in circles”. Then they reward me with pats on the head and I just love it.
When the day is over and it’s bedtime, I take my place near my foster family and settle down quietly for a restful sleep. I never get up too early and prefer to wait for my foster family. And once they are up, I am ready for another wonderful day.
I am so excited, I am the first one and I lead the way, as I run, not walk, down the stairs and into a brand new day.
Female, 10 Years Old