Shandy here! Foster Mom had a really hectic day so I'd thought I'd give her a break and write my own update today.
You know, she thinks she has it rough but really, did she go to the vet today? No, I did! She didn't get poked and prodded at either, but I'm such a great girl that I sat very nicely through the whole exam. A true lady never reveals her weight, but FM says I have to let you know but now I'm down to 51 pounds. The vet says it'd be nice if I'd gain 10 pounds or so. FM says we're working on that, but I don't mind because I'm getting lots of yummy treats like Satin Balls! I got that micro chip thing too, so now you don't have to worry if I get loose. I really wouldn't run away because I like to stay next to you, but hey, at least if I did go, you'd be able to find me.
The vet also looked in my ears and was sad to see how dirty they were. I guess I had a lot of wax in there because they all held me down and cleaned out my ears... I didn't like that too much because one of them was really sore. Turns out I have an ear infection so now I get drops in my ears and have to clean them more often. Well...ha...FM has to clean them and try to keep me still for it! I prefer to roll around and shake my head! Even though it hurt a bit, I was a patient girl and didn't growl or snap while they did it. I even got a yummy treat when I was done. I'm supposed to go back to get my ears checked in two weeks, but Foster Mom says my forever family will probably have to take me because she doesn't expect me to be here long enough to go again!
I really enjoy just hanging around the house with you and laying next to wherever you may be. I don't jump on you or your furniture, but I love to lay by your feet...and hey...if you wanna rub me with 'em - feel free! I like to sleep beside the bed at night in my nest of blankies and I respect the baby gate that FM uses in the doorway. One of my favorite spots in the house is under the computer desk, I can squeeze under there and even nudge FM's feet to get a rub or two... pretty smart, huh? I'm given free reign while they are gone but FM hasn't left access to the kitchen as of yet. . .maybe tomorrow?!
Bacardi the Cat and I are becoming pretty good friends. For the most part I ignore her and she ignores me, but let me tell you - she is a crazy cat! She chases bugs all over the place and leaps on the sliding doors and quite honestly, her freakiness creeps me out a bit! I am not sure if I should be scared of her, so I just watch and stay on alert - who knows what that cat will jump on next! FM leaves that crazy thing and me together when she has to leave and we've gotten along just fine.
You know, I keep hearing this thing called counter surfing and I have no idea what it means. I do know that if you lay under the kitchen table while those short humans are eating, it's a veritable shower of goodies, especially by that little one! I'm pretty picky about what I'll take, I mean really did they think I'm a monkey? Bananas are NOT my favorite, but keep on dropping the sausage!
I love riding in the car, I like laying down and feeling all the bumps in the road. And I'm patient enough to wait for you to open the door and help me out (hey I am a lady after all) unlike some dogs who'd barrel you over to get out!
I don't really have any favorite toys, but FM says that's just my mellow nature. She gives me a peanut butter filled Kong and that totally makes my day...it's like a big lollipop - I just lick all the peanut butter out, and bring you the empty Kong when I'm done. Refill? Please?
Well FM says it's time for our nightly walk. She says it wears ME out but I really think it's so she can get those short humans to calm down!
I'm really looking forward to meeting my furever family, are you waiting for a calm, sweet girl like me? If so email placementragom [dot] org and they'll get you headed my way!!
Talk to you again soon!
~ Miss Shandy ~
I know if I sit, there's treats in that drawer!
YUP!! (And they think I'M the trained one!)
Oh no more pictures please!