Hello, I’ve moved a couple of times since you last heard about me. First I spent a few days in a dog hotel, nice staff and warm comfortable facility, but the place I moved to now has lots of beds for me to choose from. I also get couch privileges here too so that is my preferred spot.
The human here is nice enough, feeds me regularly and is generous with the treats – could be better but at the same time I need to watch my girlish figure. I have a new foster brother here too. For the most part we get along well and are playing a bit more every day. He (Heath) can be a bit of a dink when the human and I are playing fetch and he runs in and steals the ball.
I complain to the human and he is fairly quick to grab another toy and toss it to me. His training is coming along well.
The human takes us for walks a couple of times a day usually early morning ~2.5 miles and early evening ~ 3 miles. I really enjoy these. The human is smart enough to let us “hunt and sniff.” Once in a while he takes us on adventure walks where we get to choose the direction and is willing to go off trail and walk where a lot of other humans won’t go.
I have got to stress to you how much I REALLY like these walks, they help me burn up a lot of nervous energy. The human is a bit surprised at how much energy I have and that I still want to play even after our walks. He says he’s not sure how they determined I am 11 as I act like a 5 year old.
I am working through some trust issues and I know I send some mixed messages, but the human is trying hard to help me. I like to talk when I want attention…of course I talk when I am done and do not want attention either.
There are times I really like to snuggle into the human, however many times I would prefer not to be touched by him. The human says I am a lot like every woman he has dated.
While I would prefer to be outside I like to keep an eye on the human. So, if he is outside, I am too. If he goes inside, I am quite content to lay on the couch while he works.
He does let me have free roam of the house, but I am less than thrilled with steps and prefer to remain on the main level even though he goes downstairs to work and upstairs to sleep.
I did go upstairs the other night and yes, he let me on the bed. Again I wanted to snuggle in, but I’m not that kind of girl so no touching. He finally turned on his side and I got the rest of the bed. He said it was like being married again.
I do feel more comfortable with him when we are outside and playing than I do when we are inside. He says eventually I will learn to love him…I think that is a bit of a long shot, but I suppose crazier things have happened. I mean Heath seems to really care for this guy and for the most part Heath seems like a confident, happy dog.
I do want to say a quick "Thank You" to the RAGOM organization for their help in getting me off the streets and into a warm and caring home. Hopefully in time I can find my fur-ever family and live the Golden Life they think I deserve!