June 9, 2012
FD made Nala do her update so now I have to do mine.
I'll start when I came to RAGOM. I was surrendered with my roommate Nala in central Iowa. We got transported by some very nice people to St Louis park on a Sunday. FD saw that I needed a foster home and came and got me Monday afternoon. Poor Nala ended up going to boarding after having people fuss over her and follow her around all night.
FD brought me to his house where there were 2 other dogs a house cat and several outside cats.I met everyone with no problems at all. I tried to play some with the other foster dog, Murphy. FD didn't think humping was a good way to play for some reason.
FD started walking me with the other dogs and sometimes the goofy house cat, Itsey. I had a very hard time making it down the long driveway and back.I was really out of shape and very weak for my size. After 1 time he started walking me separate to keep the other dogs in shape walking their distance. The walking is very hard work for me but I really want to do it and get back in shape. Besides, I get a treat when we get back from the walks. The more walking we do the better I feel and more energy I have.
On May 24 FD left and came back with My buddy Nala. She was pretty groggy and not feeling good because she had spay surgery that day. Nala was just miserable the next day. She whined and barked and paced around most of the day.
On May 26 FD loaded all us dogs up and took us for a long ride to Nala's new FM and FD's house. Nala got kind of crazy and wild when we got there. We had a nice visit and then drove back home. I like riding in the Suburban. I can really sprawl out and relax even when there is 3 other dogs riding.
On May 27 FD loaded us all back up for another ride up to Nala's foster's house. FD said Nala was very unhappy and rather crazy there and needed to come back with us again.
On June 1st FD got us up early and took me to Minneapolis to MNsnap to get neutered. I was a bit groggy when FD picked me up but not too bad. Later that day my FB Murphy was adopted. I didn't get to go for much of a walk for a few days after that to have time to heal.
On June 9th FD was up early and fed and walked me and Nala. FD left for a hour and then loaded Nala and I up for another ride. On the way he kept telling Nala that she really needed to behave well today for some reason.
We ended up in Blaine at Chuck and Don's pet food store for a RAGOM Meet and Greet Event. Lots of nice people came and met me and Nala and told me how handsome I was. I loved every minute of it! Most people were surprised how calm and gentle I am. Several small children petted me.They seemed a bit nervous because of my size ,I think. I had a great time and slept most of the way home.
FD continues to walk me twice a day and increases the distance a little every few days. I'm really getting stronger and even tried to run a little bit last night. FD says he is very impressed with how my strength and stamina has improved in such a short time. I'm feeling great and have lost a few pounds to boot.
FD says I am a great companion and could fit in most homes. Could that be your home? If you think it might be, contact your placement adviser to set up a meeting with me. FD also said that I will be in a parade [whatever that is] in St Louis Park on Saturday June 16 if you would like to meet me there.
Thanks for checking in on me,