Foster dad gave me a much-needed bath the night that I got here because I was pretty smelly. He then gave me another one two days later. I still need another bath but foster das is waiting until I am healed from my neuter surgery.
Four days after I got here, I went to see the good doctor but foster mom and foster dad could not go in with me. This nice lady came and got me and to the surprise of foster mom and foster dad I only hesitated at the door for just a few seconds and then I walked in nicely with the nice lady. The nice lady was petting me and talking to me so I think that helped.
I got a good bill of health except I have an ear infection in both ears. Foster dad is putting medicine in my ears every night. I don't like it at first but I do enjoy his rubbing my ears and telling me that I am a good boy. I am overweight. I weigh 80.5 pounds and I need to lose about 15 pounds. The good doctor said that a good weight for me would be 65-68 pounds.
I did not get to go back home with foster mom and foster dad that day. The good doctor kept me overnight and I was neutered first thing the next morning.
So, I'm on to the next chapter of my life. It is really, really scary for me and I do not know what to expect, but foster mom and foster dad keep saying it will get better in time and I will learn to know what the real Golden life is.
My forever home needs to have another medium to large, confident dog to help me grow more confident and comfortable with this new life. And because I am so shy and scared of new things and noises, any children in my new home must be 13 years old or older. I’ll also need a fence to keep me safe.
Foster mom and foster dad are really patient and caring with me. They know that it will take a while but I just wish things weren't so scary. But as they say—baby steps. Sometimes it is two steps forward and one step back and sometimes it is one step forward and two steps back, but I have faith that in time I will get there.
It is just going to take some time for me to trust but I would like to know and experience what the real Golden life is. Stay tuned and I will let you know about my progress.