Saturday, May 24, 2008

The New Foster Needs a Name

Today was Dodge's last day with us. I returned him to the shelter this morning. He was such an awesome little dog. If you are thinking about adding a dog to your family, I know of a great little, busy lap dog that would make a perfect pet! Go visit the Arizona Humane Society and if Dodge is still there, grab him and take him home! If he's not there, grab another friendly pup and take it home instead. They are all waiting patiently for someone to love.

The trip to the shelter today was not all sad - after taking Dodge, they gave me a new foster. She is an 8 month old shepherd/cattle dog mix with a fractured leg. She had FHO surgery and she'll be with us for 6-8 weeks while she recuperates. She's very loving and is immediately friendly to everyone she meets. I don't think she'd been in a house before - she was nervous to walk through doorways and nervous to walk on tile. Once I coerced her inside, she'd stay in the back room until she got up enough courage to join us in the dining room. The first time through the doorway, she stopped in the kitchen and stood there until I came to save her from the too-smooth tile.

She likes the other dogs, especially Georgie. She has tried to wrestle and play, but her lame leg keeps getting in the way. She immediately found a tennis ball in the yard and threw it up in the air. Once her leg is strengthened and she's able to use it properly, I'm pretty sure that fetch is going to be a favorite of hers.

This little girl really needs a name. Any suggestions?

4 comments:

Lili said...

Brandy....like your new kitchen.

Nicole said...

Gwen. She's just a girl in the lonely world...Sing it, Pat!

wzgirl said...

Darla. I don't know why, it just came out of nowhere.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Looks like the rescue group has re-embraced us & we are leaning toward a little boy named Peyton. xo

Christy said...

Props on 10K views.