Hello again, everybody! It’s me, Marty! I had a really busy week and I want to tell you about it.
Monday started with me taking Bob Barker’s advice and getting neutered. I also had two teeth pulled out that were damaged from my chewing on my kennel bars due to boredom in my old life.
I was really brave and had very kind nurses and doctors at the vet who all thought I was very handsome and extremely well behaved. Even better, I didn’t get car sick on either ride!
This week was filled with lots of other firsts for me. I got to go on several long walks around the neighborhood and learn about things like moving cars, squirrels, and neighbors. I noticed all of them, but they didn’t really bother me much.
I still am a little unsure of some of these new things, so I stick right next to my foster dad and adoringly stare at him to make sure I’m doing the walking right. He keeps telling me I’ve come a long way in only three weeks.
I also dominated the bed all week. This big, fun thing is my safe place now, and I’m so comfortable at night when I stretch out as wide as I can possibly get. I think having lots of room on a bed will be good for me in my forever home.
I am learning how to cuddle a little bit, too! I still hardly move a muscle all night long, but I do like to lick my paws loudly sometimes. It means I’m thirsty and someone needs to get the king a drink!
I’m engaging a little more with my foster sister. She’s sweet, but we mainly leave each other alone. We both kind of like our independence, so we don’t get into each other’s face much. For now, I like this, but we will see as my personality continues to develop and I meet more dogs how much interaction I prefer.
I got to run and run and run in the backyard, and I just love it. I didn’t know how much fun a game of fetch can be, and I learned right away that if I bring the ball back, I get lots of love and pets. It’s a terrific game; you should try it with me! I want to play it all day.
I think for my forever home, we should have a very large, fenced-in backyard to play this game. I love the outdoors and really need a space to spread my big legs. I’m pretty fast and love to zip around and play chase. Walks are great, but I want to run. If you like to run, I probably would be a good partner for a mile or two.
I’ve been talking things over with my foster dad. In addition to a nice yard, I really want to have a confident dog who is 3 to 8 years old my furever home. One of the goals is to make sure that I have a dog who will be around for a few years to be a good role model for me and show me the way.
I don’t know about cats just yet, as I haven’t seen any, so I’m not really sure if I would chase them down or not. Also, I prefer to have a fun but quieter home.
Okay, my friends and future forever family, it’s time to get up and take a nap outside! Be safe and healthy. I'm looking forward to meeting you someday!
Your big, loveable friend,