I feel lucky and not just because I’m a “lucky 7” years old. I’m lucky because after being found as a stray and then picked up by animal control, I was happily surrendered to As Good As Gold. I now live with a wonderful foster mom and canine brother! My next bit of luck will be to find a loving forever family.
I’m a golden/labrador mix and weight about 63 pounds. Foster mom thinks I’ve “settled in” very nicely. She says I’m an “absolute love” and sweetheart. We both enjoy the relaxing times when we sit close together, and I rest my head on her lap.
My exuberance manifests itself with walks, dog play and food. I’m thrilled when I hear it’s walk time and lead the way! We take about four walks each day! Mom has taught me not to pull quite so much (a front-clip harness helps), but seeing another dog or a squirrel spurs me on again!
Encountering playful dogs is fun too! When I was first found, my rescuers “tested me” with a puppy and a big adult dog and we got along great! At home, I have a canine foster brother; he’s 12. I guess I got too excited with him early on, so he’s “told me” that I must be calm near him. I do as he requests! (He’s my elder, you know — and I think the boss.)
I find food to be quite enticing — that’s a norm and speaks to my good health, right? On a negative note, I must confess that I’ve surfed the counter at foster mom’s. On a positive note, she thinks my treat motivation helps with training.
Belly rubs are a favorite — I’m very people friendly and am inclined to flop over for rubs and scratches. There are no children in our house, but I enjoy two little boys in our neighborhood! They pet me and I sneak kisses to them. Foster mom is proud of the way I engage with young ones.
An itchy coat, likely caused by allergies, indicates regular medicated baths for me. I’ve received a couple of medications to combat the itching too; I may need to be on those medications for the rest of my life. Time will tell.
I’m very good at “sit,” and foster mom is working on additional commands with me. My forever family will hopefully work on training with me too, and please note: Treats are a great encouragement! I’ve had no accidents in my current setting; foster mom is home to let me out every few hours. I did just spend more than a week with a dog sitter while foster mom was on vacation; in that home I was confined to the kitchen by a gate with two canine companions for up to five hours a day. I had no accidents and was not destructive. The dog sitter said I was a sweetheart and a really good girl.
I do so hope my luck continues and that my forever family will be found soon.