Adele and Solia, “Besties and Bonded”
- Fenced yard required
- Both dogs are housebroken
- Solia is 62 pounds, Adele is 54
Adele is 6-years old and I’m 5. I’m the active one and Adele is shy. We were rescued by As Good as Gold a few months ago and have been living with a really nice lady, our foster mom. We came from a breeding environment and have been learning an awful lot about our new world.
I love to run in the backyard and Adele cautiously explores as we bask in the joy of freedom and fabulous scents! Another very welcome discovery has been treats, including doggie ice cream! (I never even dreamed that creamy delight might exist!) I try to be first in line after dinner when foster mom says, “Ice cream anyone?” At mealtime Adele is even more assertive than I am! If foster mom doesn’t seem to be filling her bowl quickly enough, Adele gives a little bark!
My energy, excitement, and investigative nature have resulted in the chewing of soft toys, rugs, and even blankets. Foster mom keeps the soft toys out of sight and keeps her eyes on me. I get to have rubber balls though! When I’m given one, I carry it around gently and proudly but then I also like to lay down with it and chew it like crazy. I often take one to my bed with me and also carry it up to foster mom when I want to be petted. Occasionally I’ll give her the golden nudge and lick her hand to remind her that I like petting, ear rubs, and back scratches, I love attention.
The longer I’ve been with foster mom, the more I’ve settled down, but I also get some medicine every night to help me feel more relaxed. I also get this medicine if foster mom has to leave the house for more than a couple of hours. Exercise helps to calm me too, so an active home would work especially well for me.
Apart from this, shall we say, “perkiness,” foster mom describes me as very sweet, affectionate, alert, smart, beautiful, and willing to please.
Foster mom says, “She’s a caregiver, that Solia!” So, I’ll tell you more about my friend, Adele. Yes, I’m protective of her, but in a sisterly, non-aggressive manner. I’ve noticed she’s much braver than when we first arrived. She even plays with a few toys now, though she still occasionally runs to her “safe spots.”
Adele will hang out in the room with foster mom and all the dogs now. And she’s certainly a participant when the treats are handed out. Adele takes her treats from the floor, as she’s still hesitant about taking treats from foster mom’s hand.
Foster mom says, “Adele is a sweetheart. She is a precious, but fragile little girl.”
Notes from our foster mom: Adele and Solia are in the midst of becoming acclimated to life in a home and neighborhood. They’re not accustomed to leash walks, certain sounds, and activities we take for granted. They are learning from my dogs. And they count on each other for comfort and stability. She adds, “I absolutely adore Solia and Adele, they’re a delight and I am sure they will brighten someone’s life.