Millionaire needed. 

Recently I made the mistake of stopping by the shelter (to drop off a food donation), so the kiddo and I went back to see the kitties and pups. *Sigh* I don’t know why I do this to myself. There were so many bullys. It sucks. I just hate it. There is no other way to describe it. My heart sinks more & more, as I walk by each kennel and see another blocky head staring up at me, tail thumping, tongue sticking through the metal gate, just craving attention and love.

I have said many times before, if I could have an entire farm of Oscar’s, I would. I don’t understand why there are SO many dogs that look exactly like him. I rarely see dogs that look that similar to Lucy. But there are DOZENS of Oscar look-alikes.

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Right now, there are at least two dogs at the Tallahassee shelter who look like Oscar…act like Oscar…LOVE like Oscar.

WHY can’t I have them all? I would love them. And squeeze them. And hold them tight. Forever and ever and ever.

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So, if you know of a millionaire looking for a wife, send him my way. Because I’m single and ready to mingle…with millionaires!

Until then though…I guess I will have to keep sharing and networking and begging for other people to go adopt these guys. Please please please share a dog in need today! It might seem silly or pointless to you. But I PROMISE you, the more “views” that dog gets, the better he/she has of getting out of that shelter and into a cozy forever home. So, go ahead & click that share button now!!!

Tallahassee Shelter’s adoptable pets: http://www.talgov.com/animals/online-kennel-dogs.aspx

Last Hope Rescue’s adoptable pets: http://lasthoperescue.org/adopt-pet/available-dogs/

 

Adopt, Adopt, Adopt!!

If you are in Tallahassee, you probably have heard about the big cat rescue that happened. Due to the shelter getting custody of over 80 cats, they are having an emergency cat adoption event this weekend. All cats are updated on vaccines, fixed, and micro-chipped…and FREE!

Here’s the news story if you’re interested: read here.

So I went in to the shelter, to help for a couple of hours. Of course, I love the dogs, and many of the volunteers were focused on the cats and customer service, so I spent most off time with the pups. Though, I did meet some of the kitties, and they are pretty precious too!

Here are the pups I met today. Remember they are all in need of homes, so please share!!

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Click HERE to check out all of the available animals at the shelter!

If you have any questions about the pups in this post, let me know. And PLEASE SHARE!!!!

Have a great weekend, friends!

Xoxo

Help.

I volunteered at the shelter today. They are at full capacity, and the stray hold area is full too. This is not good news for the pups, especially ones that have been there for a long time, or have any sort of issue. I do not envy the person that has to make that decision, that’s for sure.

If you know anyone that is even possibly considering getting a new furry friend, please advocate for the shelter. There are really great dogs there, and surprisingly only a few are pitties (who are also great!). Here are some of the loves I met today!

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Comment below if you have any questions about the beautiful pups you see here!

Check out the rest of the available dogs on the shelter’s website: https://www.talgov.com/animals/OnlineKennel.aspx

Settling In.

Settling In.

It’s a wonderful thing.

That day when your foster dog finally relaxes. They realize their place in this new pack. They adjust to being in your home. They begin to learn your rules and routines. This is when I feel the first sign of success, as the foster mom. This means I have shown the dog enough love, patience, and caring so far, for them to see me as one of the good guys. This means that my dogs have shown the foster dog how to trust, how to play, and who’s boss (Lucy is and always will be the reigning princess!).

Take Tooley, my current foster, for example. She came to the rescue from a shelter. She came to the shelter from the woods. Who knows how long she was out there, why she was left there, or where she came from before that. Tooley is a typical hound dog, nose to the ground when outside, and howling when she sees a squirrel! Being a bit of a nervous, timid dog, she tends to pace…a LOT. She also LOVES to play too…a LOT. I swear, the only time she lays down is when she is in her kennel. She runs around in the yard, and inside, she just paces back and forth, checking things out!April 2014 012

But finally, after two or three weeks of being here, I saw her lay down on the deck next to Lucy, to enjoy the warmth of the sun on her skin! And, she’s doing this more and more, with each passing day! Also, the other night, she was happy to lay in one of the dog beds and chew on a ball! She has also gotten really good at following the rules…no counter surfing, share the toys, no digging outside, etc. Tooley has also learned to trust me, and she looks to me for help when she is nervous or shy. Whenever meeting a new person, she now gets as close to me as she can, and looks up at my eyes to see if I am giving her the “ok” that this is a good person. All of this after just a couple of weeks. Dogs are seriously the most amazing, forgiving, loving creatures!

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Settling in. It is the topic I “preach” most about when doing adoptions or working at the shelter. It is so important to allow a dog time to get used to a new setting. When you move to a new house, city, or even start a new job, are you comfortable the minute you walk in? Probably not. Usually it takes us a couple of weeks to unpack, find the best places to eat or shop, make a new friend. So, if we allow ourselves time to adjust, we should allow time for our pets too. Our furry friends can’t verbalize what they are feeling. They can’t tell us if they are nervous, or scared, or confused. We as their parents, foster or permanent, should be taking this into consideration. Especially if you are adopting! Even if the dog is coming from a foster home, your house and routine and rules will be completely new to them. No person or pet is perfect! And you should never have your expectations set that high, thinking you are going to get a perfect pet. My dogs are by no means perfect…but they ARE perfect for me and my family and my life. I love them, and am committed to them. Therefore, I can look past their slight imperfections, like shredding napkins, food stealing, barking at leaves…the list could go on, really!

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So, if you are considering adopting OR fostering, remember that you will need to allow time for settling in. Please consider this before returning a dog to a shelter or rescue. Even if the dog is peeing in your house, or barking too much, or chewing things up…these ARE all things that they can be trained not to do. If you are agreeing to adopt, then you should be expecting these types of behaviors. Then, if they DON’T happen, you can be pleasantly surprised! But if they do happen, you will be prepared, and committed to helping the dog become accustomed to your lifestyle. Give them some time, patience, and caring…and you will, in turn, get a faithful, loving four-legged friend, for the rest of their days!

*Tooley is adoptable through Last Hope Rescue. If you, or someone you know is interested in making her a part of your family, please email us at LastHopeRescueFL@gmail.com! 

Is a stray a stray?

Have you ever wondered how a stray became a stray? I often wonder this, especially when volunteering at the local animal shelter. The shelter indicates on the kennel card, if the dog was an owner surrender or a stray. I am always interested in the background of a dog, where they came from, what we know about them…but what always gets me the most, is the dogs that come in as full grown adults, but are listed as strays.

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Take Pace, for example. You may remember Pace, as I’ve mentioned him many many times (here, here, here!) He was at the shelter, estimated to be 2 years old, and was listed as a stray. He was a healthy weight, showed no fear towards dogs or humans. He obviously didn’t just appear out of nowhere. He’s too old to have been born and living in the woods. Where did he come from? Was he lost? He didn’t know any obedience, but he adores people, and he’s great in a car…what does his past hold? Pace was in the shelter for a few months, and just when his time was running out and the shelter was over crowded, Last Hope Rescue was able to save him. Now he waits…

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This awesome guy is Snowman. He is a GORGEOUS, unbelievably sweet American Bulldog. (Well, the shelter has him as a pit bull, but it is clear to me that he is American Bulldog!) He also happens to be deaf. He is adoptable through the Tallahassee Animal shelter, and he is listed as a stray. A deaf bulldog, estimated to be 3 years old…as a stray? He is also quite skinny, but I’m not really certain how long they have to be fending for themselves before they lose weight. Not long, I am sure. Knowing how cruel and irresponsible people can be, I assume an owner decided that they couldn’t deal with him being deaf, so they dumped him somewhere. That is just my judgmental assumption though. I can not put into words just how sweet this dog is. He is pretty good on a leash, and he likes to walk right next to you, touching your leg. He also already knows “sit” in sign language, AND when you tap him on the nose, he looks right into your eyes, every time. So…then…maybe he did belong to someone, and he’s just lost??

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Next adorable adoptable….this is Daddy. He is an American Bulldog, adoptable through Last Hope Rescue. He was found in Georgia as a stray, with two female pups who were believed to be his offspring. This dog is SUCH a good boy! He is well behaved, loves car rides. He’s laid back, and just adores humans, kids included. Daddy is happiest when in someone’s lap…yep, he’s a 60 lb lap dog! Again, where did he come from? Were he and his pups dumped?

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There are hundreds of thousands of dogs around the country, just like these three lovable pups. Dogs that somehow became strays, land in shelters, and then await their fate. Are they lost, with a family missing them? Were they mistreated and neglected, and finally got away from a bad situation, just to end up in a kill shelter? Then there are the dogs that are found by Good Samaritan’s, and kept as a new dog. No collar, no micro chip, no way of being returned to a rightful owner. Thanks to social media, people have a way of listing a lost or found dog, like on this page: Lost and Found Pets of Tallahassee . But what about those that don’t use social media? They don’t see a “Lost” poster any where, no tags or collar, and they like the dog, so they keep it. Can you blame them?

 

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I know we will likely never have the answer, but I hope this serves as a reminder for all pet owners. Please, get your pets micro-chipped and keep their tags on and current. You may think your dog will never be lost, will never go away from you. But what if they are stolen? What if they are being watched by a pet sitter, and they get scared and run? Do you really want to take the chance of your pet ending up in a kill shelter? I know I don’t.

No Judgement Zone

I read a fantastic story today, and I know many of you will appreciate it too! It basically is about a senior dog that was being dumped at a shelter. The person who ended up adopting her, wrote a letter to the original owner. You might think you know where this is heading, but it’s not what you think. It is actually a love letter. A letter to thank the owner, to tell him that she knows how hard it must have been because she was there when he was surrendering the dog.

I think this was such a wonderful idea, and it really reminds us to not judge. This was a dog that was well loved, well taken care of. She had no fear of her owner, and was sad to see him go. In those instances, absolutely we shouldn’t judge. While I can’t imagine that I would ever get to the point of surrendering my dogs to a shelter, I also know that I have an amazing support group. Between family, friends, and the rescue, I know my dogs would be cared for. I know the proper way to find a new home for a pet, without going to a shelter or to Craigslist. I hope that this story will continue to circulate. I hope it will remind us that there are some times things that are unknown, and though we may not be able to understand, we should try to help instead of judge each other. It saddens me when someone comes to me about wanting to rehome their pet, yet I am honored that they would come to me. So I try to educate about how to find a good, safe new home, and I help in any way I can, because if I didn’t…next time, the dog will end up in the shelter, and he/she may not have a happy ending like Buddy.

Check out the story here: Buddy: A Love Letter

Good night, & sleep tight, friends! 

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Frustrations and Rewards

I apologize in advance…this post is sort of all over the place…but it’s just all important stuff that I feel like sharing! Read, try to make sense of it, and enjoy!

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Being in the rescue world is very rewarding, but it can also be so frustrating! There seems to be a never ending stream of non-committed dog owners. People who don’t see the point of spaying their dog, but want us to take the entire litter of puppies that they didn’t plan for and don’t care to keep. People who think it’s ok to dump their senior dog in a shelter, because they can’t handle the end of life. People who don’t give their dog monthly heartworm prevention, and then expect help paying for hundreds of dollars worth of heartworm treatment. I know we live in the age of technology, where most things are within our reach at just the touch of a button, or the swipe of a screen…but what happened to good old fashioned work?? And patience? And respect? We constantly get people calling and emailing and Fb’ing us multiple times, commenting “I emailed but haven’t heard anything back”, even though our auto response specifically requests that we be given 48-72 hours to reply. Our president makes it a point to reply to every single email and phone call, even if it is a request about the wrong rescue, or a situation that we can’t help with. Our vice-president is always willing to find a way to help, too. The Last Hope Rescue board members are all people who have volunteered TONS of time, fostered many dogs, and worked their tails off (haha get it?!) to help the rescue.

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There is so much that goes into running a rescue. Unfortunately it is not all freedom rides, adoptions, and happy tails. There are rules and by-laws to follow. There is constant marketing and branding needed. There are hundreds of calls and emails to tend to. There is social media to increase exposure. There are relationships to be kept, like with wonderful businesses and vendors that support the rescue. There are thank you notes needed, LOTS of them. There is community education needed, too. This is all stuff that the board members (and other amazing, dedicated volunteers) are working on, on a daily basis.

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My responsibility for the rescue is running the social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, as well as the two adoption sites, RescueMe and Petfinder. I got into that because the “position” opened up, and the rescue needed the help, so I offered. It’s a small way to help, but I genuinely put a TON of time into it. I get to learn a little about each dog, through the pictures and descriptions that I am given, and I try my best to edit pictures and describe the pups in the best way possible. I also get to help the courtesy posted dogs, who sometimes are at major risk of being taken to a shelter unless we can find them a home. The thing about a rescue that everyone should understand though, is the hard work that goes into it. It’s not all glory, rescuing, feel good moments. That is actually why I started volunteering at the shelter. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a part of the rescue, and feeling like I am doing my small part to help the founders with their mission to save dogs’ lives. However, I was missing being hands on. I wanted to really feel like I was helping a dog in need, even if only for a short four hour shift. That is what I love about volunteering at the shelter. You get to work with the dogs, walk them, bathe them, give them one on one attention that they are craving. Sometimes it is really hard to leave, knowing that the dog may not be there when you get back. But that is where the rescue balances it out, for me anyway. The shelter is where I get to give my love and attention to a handful of dogs in need. The rescue is where I get to help save lives.

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I feel like I have finally found my passion in life, and though there may sometimes be tears, frustrations, and heartbreak, the rewards of helping these amazing pups (and the grateful people and wonderful adopters that we meet) is all worth it to me! I am thankful every day for the Last Hope Rescue crew, both the two and the four-legged alike!

Well, that is all I am going to ramble on about tonight! 😉 All of the dogs in this post are available for adoption through Last Hope Rescue (except my nosey Oscar of course). Please contact the rescue at LastHopeRescueFL@gmail.com, if you’d like to adopt one of these wonderful dogs!!

Rescue is…

I saw this today, and it rang true in my heart, so I had to share. I have no idea who wrote it. I wish I did, so I could give them credit. Why we rescue, how we can foster, why we keep doing this…it is so hard to explain sometimes, but this person said it perfectly….

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“For animal lovers like me, animal rescue is the most incredible, rewarding job… in the history of ever.

At the same time… it’s also the most heartbreaking…
The truth is…
You see a lot of things… you never thought you’d see.
You witness a level of cruelty… you didn’t think was possible.
You feel a degree of helplessness… you never thought you’d know.

You stare at painful images… soon burned into your memory… that will haunt your thoughts forever.
You try to pick up the pieces… so many pieces… of the damage you didn’t do.
You do everything in your power… but even still… you’ll never reach them all.

You’ll try to stay strong… but you’ll mostly feel weak.
You’ll build walls to protect your heart… but they’ll never keep you safe.
You’ll place barriers around your soul… but the pain will always reach you.

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And no matter how hard you try to fight it… over time… here’s the truth about what happens in animal rescue…
The neglect changes you.
The abuse hardens you.
The suffering breaks you.

The ignorance angers you.
The indifference disturbs you.
The injustice destroys you.

On a daily basis… your faith will be tested.
Your heart will be wounded.
Your soul will be altered.

On a weekly basis… you’ll question yourself.
You’ll question your strength.
You’ll question the world.
On a monthly basis… you’ll fall down.
You’ll get up.
You’ll go on…

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On a yearly basis… you’ll look back…
You’ll see faces…
You couldn’t save them.

You’ll learn to mourn.
To grieve.
To sob.

You’ll learn to trust a little less.
To do a little more.
To fight a little harder.

You’ll learn to try.
To hope.
To pray.

You’ll learn to fail.
To succeed.
To accept.

You’ll learn when to hold on.
When to give up.
When to let go.

You’ll learn who you are.
What you stand for.
Why that matters.

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Then… at times… you’ll forget why you matter.
You’ll question what you’re doing.
You’ll wonder if it’s worth it.

But… here’s the good news…

When you forget…
When you question…
When you wonder…

All you have to do…
Is take a look around…
And you’ll see them.
You’ll see their faces.
You’ll see their smiles.
You’ll feel their love.

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In their eyes, you’ll see their journeys…
You’ll remember their beginnings…
You’ll know how far they’ve come…

You’ll remember when they didn’t know you…
When they didn’t trust you…
When they’d given up.

You’ll remember how you healed them…
How you loved them…
How they loved you, too.

And as you look back…
You’ll want to move forward…
For them… and because of them.

In your darkest hours, you’ll look around…
To find the differences made… the hope given… and the lives saved…
Because you existed.

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In those moments, when you look into their eyes… every doubt will be erased.
Every question will be answered.
Every worry will subside.

Because in that instant… in each of your hearts…
You both share the very same thought:
“Every bit of pain was worth it… for this moment here with you.”
And honestly… no matter what else happens…
Those moments hold all the strength you need…
To keep going.

Rescue is pain.
Rescue is joy.
Rescue is worth it… because they are worth it.

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Be the Bridge.

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This gorgeous little brindle babe is Stella, and she is my 13th foster! I have had dogs that I thought would be adopted within days, but I had them for months. And dogs who I thought I’d have forever, but they’ve come and gone to perfectly wonderful homes. Throughout these fosters, I have been asked these questions over and over…”how can you say goodbye?” and “don’t you want to adopt him?”

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So I thought I would try to explain why I foster, how I can handle having multiple dogs at once, and why I can say goodbye without shedding a tear (ok, I’ve shed tears only twice…I’ll let you guess who those were over!).

-I treat each and every dog as an individual. Just because the dog is young, old, dog-friendly, kid-friendly, it doesn’t mean that he/she is not freaked the F out! I always have my dogs put up (Oscar in his crate, Lucy gated in the kitchen), and I let the foster dog come in to explore. I know my dogs very well, and that allows me to introduce them to the foster dog at the right time, to keep everyone happy. I love seeing the new dog become comfortable with my perma-dogs. Sometimes it takes just a couple of hours, sometimes it takes days. It doesn’t always mean that an instant friendship is formed, like Oscar and Apollo had. But there is an understanding between everyone. My dogs seem to know that this is a new dog, a dog who needs space, and lots of love. The new dog seems to understand that Oscar and Lucy are to be respected, and looked up to.

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-Having a young child around the house is another great reason to foster. If you are anything like me, you have looked for community volunteer opportunities for kids, and found pretty much nothing. My kiddo is 7, and the age for volunteering is usually much older. Fostering is a great way to teach Jayden about giving back, and helping those less fortunate. He learns what it takes to care for a pet, and that we have to be committed to them, no matter what issue they may have. Now when he sees a stray dog or cat, he immediately wants to rescue it. He is frequently heard saying things like “Why don’t people keep their cats inside where it’s warm?” and “Don’t people know that dogs can get hit by a car if they aren’t looked after?” He also loves to visit the shelter to give the homeless animals some attention. It truly warms my heart that he is this compassionate and kind!

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-Fostering is also a great learning experience for me. I have always had dogs, my whole life. But there was so much I never knew! The most interesting things I’ve learned are behavior related. How to introduce dogs correctly, how to read dogs, what can be stressful for even the most confident laid back dog. I’ve learned about health issues, and how to listen to what a dog is so clearly telling me. I’ve also learned some great lessons from these dogs. Things like the past is just that, the past. Get over it and move on. Don’t hold grudges. Love the ones you’re with. All of those things that make dogs so amazing, us humans could learn so much from them!

-Now for the part that makes it hard to say goodbye, yet it’s exactly why I can. The bond that forms between me and the dog. I love seeing the foster dog relax and open up. I love when they look to me for answers. When the people came to meet Toby for example, we were all sitting in my living room, talking. He kept walking over to me, standing in front of me, as if to ask me if I was sure it was safe. It made me feel so good that this dog, who had been uprooted from the only home he knew, was now trusting in me to keep him safe. When I drop a dog off at an adoption event, and I return to pick him/her up, they wiggle and smile with happiness. No matter what their past has held, they realize that I am a “good guy.” Depending on the strength of this bond, it can be really hard to say goodbye. But I go into the “relationship” knowing that there is an end in sight. I know from day one that there will be a break up. I know that I am just their bridge, helping them go from their past to their future. The fact that I can say goodbye doesn’t mean that I don’t love them. It means that I love them enough to give them up. Plus, I am not equipped to have more than the two dogs that I have. I don’t have the space, the money, or the time, to have more than two permanent dogs. My household is on a very strict routine, and my dogs fit perfectly into it. There’s no telling what a third perma-dog would do to that routine!  

-Speaking of my dogs, fostering is great for them! I have had foster dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages. I’ve had a handful of puppies, young adults, as well as full grown adult male dogs, like Hambone & Petey. My dogs have had to learn to adjust their energy, and the way they play, depending on what the foster dog needed from them.  Oscar is my go to guy for first introductions. He is a total love bug, and he’s all about play! Lucy is confident, and a social butterfly. She is high energy though, so sometimes she has to be introduced slowly, as to not scare the new foster. Bringing foster dogs in also strengthens my bond with my dogs. Because there is a never ending stream of random dogs coming through my door, I make sure that both Lucy and Oscar get special alone time with me. I also make sure that they get individual time with the foster dog, as well as time together. I love how much their bond has grown since Oscar’s arrival. Now every single night, they can be found cuddling next to each other, snoring away. They play perfectly together, and understand when the other needs space.

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-Finally, the thing that makes it all worth it, are the adopters! They (usually) are wonderful. As the foster parent, you get to be a part of the process. You do meet and greets, sometimes several of them. And the most important thing I think all foster parents should know, is that it is ok to say no. Sometimes the dog is just not the right fit for the particular family. Sometimes the adopters are not fit to have any dog! But you love this dog, and you know and understand this dog, and therefore you get to be a part of their forever story. I truly love when I leave a meet and greet thinking “Those are good people.” I always try to keep my distance after an adoption, to allow the new family to bond and move on with life, but I cherish those that welcome me to stay in touch! Sometimes the adopters refer to me as the first mom, or foster mom, or the other mom (I’ve been called all three), and it really means something special to me. It makes me feel like they realize that I truly loved the dog that is now theirs.

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Well my friends, I hope that at least one of you will be inspired by something I’ve written. Even if you can’t permanently foster, many rescues and shelters need temporary fosters. People who can only commit to having a pet for a few days at a time. If you can’t foster at all, go visit a shelter on your next day off. When you see a stray animal, stop and see if you can help reunite him/her with an owner. Share my blog (#shamelessplug)! There is always something you can do. Always.

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xoxo

The Golden Goddess Speaks!

Heeeey ya’llzzzz!! If you follow my foster mama on Facebook, then you probably know me already. But just in case, let me introduce myself. My name is Piper! Or, as my foster mom often calls me, The Golden Goddess. I don’t knowz why she calls me that, but she alwayz says something about all girls wanting to be called a goddess.

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So, here’s my story! I was pulled from the Alachua shelter (where my foster brother, Oscar came from). I was listed as a 6 month old Lab/Rottweiler mix, but my momz swearz I don’t have any Rottweiler in me, whatever that meanz anyway.  I was an owner surrender, too. I don’t know what I did wrong for those other peoplez to take me to the shelter, but that’s okay because I love my foster mama already!

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I had a spay surgery last Friday, and then I was off to meet my foster mom. I was a little woozy and woobly, so she didn’t see what was wrong at first. After getting me home, and seeing me walk though, my foster mama saw there is somethin’ wrong with my front legs. So she took care of me, and has been lovin on me. Then I went to the doggie dogtor (aka vet) on Wednesday. They had to take these weird picture thingys, and turns out now I have to see a super special ortho surgeon. The dogtors  thinks my elbows might have been broken and not repaired. I don’t knowz about that, but I do know that I LOVE to play with my foster brother and sister!

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But now my momz tells me that I can’t play too much with themz! The doggie dogtor said I have to be really careful right now, because of my elbowz but ALSO because of that dang surgery I just had. Something is wrong with the incizzzion, and I am at risk of getting a hernia or sometinz like that. Ugh! I just wantz to play, and run, and stuff guyz! You get what I meanz?!

I thought if I bez really sweet, and put on my saddest puppy dog face, my momz might let me play…

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But nooooo! She just keeps telling me that I haz to rest and relax. I say Booo to that! Today she let me play with some doggie puzzles, and we practiced “sit”, and I got tonz of treats, so that was fun at least.

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I really, really just love everybodiez, for realz! And my momz keeps telling me that I iz so sweet, and smart, and loving, and specialz, and even though I might rack up a big dogtor bill, she knowz I bez worth it. I AM a Golden Goddess afterall, and Goddesses are never cheap!

So, I see that special dogtor next Monday, and then hopefully I can start the search for my forever home! And I have a secret…but don’t tell anyone….there is already somebody interested in me, and they know about my weird elbowz, and they still thinks I’m pretty! Isn’t that PAWSOME?! Well keep your paws crossed for me, friends!

PS-You know, my foster mom has had a looooot of foster doggies, but none of them have taken over her bloggy thing before! I mean, seriously, aren’t I the BEST Golden Goddess everzzzz! Night night, ya’ll!

Piper