So, I recently asked my previous foster pups families for some new pictures and an update on their new furry baby. Today will be all about Lola!
For new readers, here is a little background story on Lola, as well as some pics from when she was my foster.
Lola was at the Wakulla shelter in October, and her time was up. Her picture was all over facebook from people sharing her, trying to get her saved. She was sitting, with this hopeful, longing stare, and giant ears!
So, I begged Last Hope Rescue to let her be my next foster. She went straight from the shelter to the vet. I picked her up from there, and took her home. She took to us right away, and became Lucy’s BFF immediately! She clearly had never been in a house before, since she walked in crouched down to the floor, and kept looking around the corners to see what was there. Because she came straight from the shelter, with no information as to why she was dumped, I got to choose her name. That is how she became Lola!
Once Lola had gotten used to being in the house, she really opened up. Especially when Lucy was around. Having another dog seemed to help her confidence, and she learned how to be a family dog. She had some issues with potty training…understandable since she most likely lived outside for the first few months of her life. Lola learned quickly and was eager to please. Food was a great motivator! She also learned that it was lovely to be hugged and cuddled. This quickly became her most favorite thing in life, I think even more than food! Maybe. I think that is why I loved her so much. She needed a mom, someone to show her life isn’t too scary, to help reassure her when she’s lacking doggie confidence, and someone to give her endless hugs. For anyone that personally knows me, you know that I am a mom, through and through. I have been known to “mother” my friends, and of course I have my own kiddo. I was born to be a mom. Apparently that includes being a doggie mom!
I worked with Lola a lot over the couple of months that I had her. We went on lots of walks and car rides. She was terrified of cars, but she slowly started becoming a little less anxious each time. She just loved Jayden to pieces, too!
Then came along Kym & Nathaniel! They were interested & wanted to come meet her. They have another pittie named Yage, and wanted her to have a playmate. So we set up a meet & greet, and within seconds of meeting Lola, Kym was sitting on the freezing sidewalk, loving on Lola. Nathaniel, who is very tall, which could be extra scary to Lola, got right down to her level too. There wasn’t a bark or growl out of Lola. I had a good feeling about this!
We spent about an hour together that day. I let them take Lola to walk her around, and give them time alone to discuss. They filled out the application right then and there! The rest is pretty much history! Lola & her sister, Yage, are pictured below:
Kym & Nathaniel are nice enough to keep in touch, so I get to hear of Lola stories on a regular basis! They have even had us over for a visit before, and welcomed us back any time. Here is what Kym had to say about Lola, and a couple of recent pictures.
“Lola is the perfect dog for our family. She is amazing — adorably cute, funny, very curious and alert, and completely unphased by new people, children, and other animals. (Except squirrels. I really don’t think I ever want her to meet a squirrel up close and personal.) She runs and plays and tumbles around the yard with her big sister beautifully until both of them are panting and smiling. Then they flop into the same dog bed and cuddle until they are ready to play again. We are teaching her to chase a ball (she is usually much more interested in chasing her big sister then the actual ball). She does Sit and Down perfectly. We are working with great success on Stay and Off. We are very, very happy she is in our family, and we tell her that every single day. We are incredibly thankful to the shelter volunteers for rescuing her, and for her foster mom for taking such good care of her.”
Is there any wonder that I love them so much?! They are truly the absolute best family for Lola. I couldn’t be happier for them, and am thankful that there are people like them in the world!
Well, I hope you enjoyed this little story of Lola! Stay tuned for future updates on Toby & Petey!
Have a great day! And as always, thanks for reading! 🙂