I met a lot of really nice people there. One family came just to see me! I loved them but, sadly, they told foster dad later that their resident dog was sick and needed them to take special care of him. That’s ok – I understand. I’m enjoying life in my foster home and I know that someday the perfect family for me is going to come along.
Well, I have some serious napping to catch up on, so I’ll let dad use the computer for a bit. Bye, bye – thanks for reading about me again! – your friend, Maddie.
Foster dad here. We were really impressed with how well Maddie did at the Meet & Greet. She loves every dog she meets and, with a slow introduction, she interacts really well with people. It helped that we brought her foster brother Tank into town with her. She followed his lead and then, once she got situated, she did just fine on her own.
It’s been fun, now that her cut foot-pad has healed, to start taking her on longer walks on leash. We’re still having a bit of a discussion about the purpose of a walk.
Our idea is that we need to move from point A to point B with the object to get some exercise while Maddie seems to think that it is unlimited time to explore and smell everything that she can. We’re gradually forging a compromise with “walking” time and then some breaks for “sniffing/exploring”.
This weekend will be a busy one for us, and the dogs. We’re having 15 people staying over – the beds will be filled plus tents in the yard. It will be a good experience for Maddie to interact with all of these people. She is ready to expand her horizons. If she gets overloaded, she has her safe spot – her kennel – to go to.
Maddie is one of the sweetest, most gentle, dogs we’ve ever fostered. She is always smiling. She’s also getting confident enough to play. Here she is with our other resident dog, Sooner. We think Maddie reminds her of one of her puppies.