Goldie

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