My Sweet Oscar

Ok so I’m a little bit of a bad doggy mom, and realized that I don’t actually know the exact date that Oscar came to live with me. I knew it was in January of 2013, sometime in the beginning of the month. So I decided to start looking through my pictures and my blog posts….and funny enough, TODAY marks exactly one year! One year ago, this little pip squeak of a dog was transported from Gainesville to Tallahassee, to become my foster dog. He was my 5th foster pup, and he was coming to me as a potential forever dog, if he met my many requirements.

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I quickly found that he did have everything I would want in a second dog, and I decided to make him mine! I officially announced this decision, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Oscar has come so far in the past year. He was little, with not much muscle, and a puny little tail. He could barely make it to the end of my street, without having to take a break to rest. Now, he can run and play with Lucy, for quite some time before he has to take a break. He loves to go for walks, and adores being off leash to chase his doggie sis!

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I’ve found that he is crazy for water! He loves to cuddle, and he is very smart. He has met every foster that has come through our doors with a happy, wagging tail, including Sassy, Hambone, Shiloh, Wickett, Petey, and Cleo. And of course, let’s not forget his BFF, Apollo!

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Oscar has passed his CGC test, and I have high hopes for him to succeed at other things too. He knows a few skills, like “sit”, “down”, “off”, “up”, “stay”, “shake”, and “spin”. The thing I am most proud of though, is his trust in his family. He looks to me as his mama, his leader, and the boss of the house. He looks to Jayden as his brother. He loves to wake him up every morning by jumping on him, and covering him in slobbery kisses. We can take food and toys away from him at any time, and he trusts us to do so. I love the relationship that Oscar and Lucy have, too. He has learned that he will never be starved again, and will now wait patiently as I feed everyone else before him. He will sit quietly, albiet drooling every where, while I practice skills with Lucy, or give her treats. He will share a spoon with her, when I am giving them a special treat (like peanut butter or yogurt). Oscar also is the typical little brother to Lucy, and will pounce on her if she’s got a toy he wants, or will climb on top of her if he wants to be the one cuddling with me.

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Oscar is so sweet, and I couldn’t imagine ever letting him go. I think that he was meant for our family, and I am so happy that one year ago today, he came into our lives! Happy Gotcha Day, you sneaky, naughty, loveable, sweet boy!!

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Who is your Valentine?

Hello, and Happy Valentine’s day!

Some of you may have wondered why I don’t say much about Oscar, in regards to him being adoptable. Or, maybe you have wondered if he belongs to me, why isn’t he listed on the page about my “furever dogs”. Well…..after much deliberation, I have finally decided to become a foster failure! I am officially adopting Oscar! 🙂

To give a little backstory on him, he was at the a shelter in Gainesville and was at his last couple of days before euthanasia. It is believed that he suffered from major neglect and malnutrition. This caused his growth to be stunted, as well as his bones to not form correctly. We believe this is why he limps. So anyway, Last Hope agreed to pull him, and I would foster. I knew his size was perfect for what I would want in a second dog, and found out quickly that his personality was too! He is the pesky little brother to Lucy, Jayden totally adores him and actually even named him, and he follows me around all the time. He is a pain in the butt, chews up Jayden’s pencils, barks at me if he wants attention, and steals shoes. (He is currently in a time out as I type this, for chewing up another pencil!) But, we love him anyway, and he has found his forever home! (Check out my previous post about how he lovingly stares at me, here!)

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Adopting him means I now have two of my own dogs, and one foster dog. Whoa! It gets a little hectic sometimes, and can make going out of town tricky. There is also not much room left on the couch for humans! But I just feel like we are the home that will help him, and give him the love and care that he needs. I plan on taking him to a Good Citizen class to become certified, and then he will be a wonderful advocate for pit bulls everywhere! So, I’ve been fostering for almost a year now, and have only adopted one…not bad at all, compared to some other rescue friends I know! 🙂

So, who is your Valentine today? Looking for a new love? Let me introduce you to some furry friends that would L-O-V-E to fill your home, and heart!

This is Maggie & Bea. Both are sweet, loving girls!
This is Maggie & Bea. Both are sweet, loving girls!
Look at this sweet face! This is Blue, a 2 yr old Catahoula mix.
Look at this sweet face! This is Blue, a 2 yr old Catahoula mix.
This guy is Joffy! He is goofy & sweet. He'd be sure to make a great Valentine & forever friend!
This guy is Joffy! He is goofy & sweet. He’d be sure to make a great Valentine & forever friend!

 

This is Pearl. She is a 2.5 yr old American Bulldog mix.
This is Pearl. She is a 2.5 yr old American Bulldog mix.
This is Maddy. Loves to cuddle! Looking for her true love!
This is Maddy. Loves to cuddle! Looking for her true love!

 

My foster, Chelsea! She is a sweet, shy girl. Looking for a faithful, loving forever home!
My foster, Chelsea! She is a sweet, shy girl. Looking for a faithful, loving forever home!

If you are interested in any of the above pups, please let me know and I will direct you to the appropriate people. Also, check out Last Hope Rescue & The Wakulla County Animal Shelter for more available pups!   Happy Valentine’s day, my friends!

"Love does not consist in gaxing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together, in the same direction.