I’m 5-years old and since last fall I’ve been living in a home with people for the first time in my life. I’m not used to this comfort and freedom, but I’ve certainly discovered the advantages!
Thankfully I have two furry siblings to learn from. Foster mom is pleased because I learned how they use the backyard to take care of business. Now I do that too! No more potty pads for me!
One of my favorite things to do in my new world is going for walks. It’s just amazing: sniff and walk, sniff and walk, what could be better? Foster mom is impressed that I’m such a nice walker and don’t pull at all! (She seems so easy to please!)
I’m still taking my time in checking out this new existence though. Back in the house after walks I head straight to one of my hiding spots. I’m afraid of getting into cars, but once I’m in, I’m fine for the ride. I’m terrified of these horrible sounding trucks that pick up cans on the street once each week. Last time it happened, I decided that it might be safe to be by foster dad. I ran to him and hid under his desk.
Foster mom describes me as being sweet and gentle though. I’ve never barked and am not destructive. I’m a low energy girl and find being brushed and petted calming. Medication helps me to feel more relaxed too.
When people come to visit, I come out of my private spots to see what’s happening. I heard foster mom say I look like I want to visit with them, but I’m not quite ready to do that. (She’s right.)
Like any true golden, I have a good appetite at mealtime, but am not yet ready to take treats.
My furry foster siblings are important in making me feel secure and helping to teach me about the ways of this new world. I watch them, follow them around, enjoy time with them in the yard and even lie together with them sometimes. It’s very important that my forever home has another dog to be my mentor and friend and a fenced yard for protection.
Foster mom seems to know me pretty well. She hopes for a forever family for me that can provide patience and love. I might add that comfort, petting, and food would be happily accepted too!