Foster mom says I’m pretty smart. All I know is I learned very quickly that I enjoy petting and being near humans. Oh, I like dogs too, but humans have that loving touch.
During this past summer when I came to As Good as Gold, I was skittish and kept my distance from people. I learned about living with people by watching my furry foster brother. I also realized that foster mom offers continual kindness, food, and a bed, so I decided to give this new life four paws up!
Ya know what I can do? I can walk on a “tandem leash” with my foster brother! That’s a pretty fun way to walk down the sidewalk! We often take two walks each day!
Sometimes I don’t go potty for hours. Foster mom knows it’s a good thing to provide me with opportunities to go outside. She’s noticed that I might pee in the house when a gate keeps from being with her, like when she’s working upstairs. (This has happened even when she’s just recently let me out.) One day, I decided I would agree to walk upstairs with her. So—get this!—now I nap near her desk while she works and voila—I’m quite content and no peeing episodes!
I like being with my foster brother. It’s great when foster mom hands out treats! We take naps together too and sleep soundly beside each other all night long.
I can still be fearful. Seems like I’ll make progress, but then something will spook me, and I lose ground a bit. Currently I’m on medication that seems to help. I do find myself wagging my tail more than before. I’m willing to go indoors and out by myself, and that’s good as I have such a blast in the backyard!
I’m told I’m a “friendly” girl! I might show a bit of fear meeting new people, but then I open up. I haven’t met children since being with foster mom so can’t tell you how I’d be with young people. But I can tell you I now lie at mom’s feet when at all possible and treasure the time with her and her warm and caring touches.