Tuesday, December 7, 2010

El-Oh-El-Aye - Lola

Since my work travel schedule took a bit of a break over Thanksgiving, I got my first foster in forever. Yay!! Her name is Lola. I was going to name her a noun instead of a name, but "Lola" was suggested by 3 different people within 10 minutes so I figured that was some sort of a sign. And she likes it when you sing to her....L-O-L-A Lola... Lola is a one year old min pin who is in foster because she needs time to heal some wounds. This cut on her paw is the biggest of the wounds and it was pretty close to healed when I got her.I think she could have gone up for adoption with that minor injury, but if the vet says she needs foster time, then she needs foster time! :) Which is great for me because she is the sweetest little love bug. She loves to cuddle and wants to sit on a lap, any lap, all the time. She's housetrained, quiet and easy to live with. As usual, the arrival of a new foster ensures that Mo will be attached to my side. She's not taking any chances of being replaced! There are two things that Lola is scared of. One is the camera: And the other is the cat:When I introduced her to Al, it caused no reaction at all. He was on the counter and I was holding her so she could sniff him. Ho hum. But a few hours later, the cat moved and HOLY TERROR! She went into a barking frenzy!! It's ALIVE!! Now she watches him constantly, usually keeping a bit of distance.Al does try to make friends with her. Lola will be sitting in my lap and he'll come up and rub his head on her. Lola gets all sorts of crazy, not knowing whether to run and hide or lick him. She starts with the licking. Al starts purring. Cute - they are friends! But then Lola can't contain her nervousness and she starts nibbling on him. Al is quite dog savvy, he can handle a little nibbling. But then Lola's fear and excitement get the best of her and WOMP!! She'll give him a big ol' chomp. Al doesn't take kindly to being bitten so he'll swipe his paw at her. This causes screams of terror and hurt feelings from Lola. Hilarious. Yet she never learns and the scene replays itself every few days. She gets along fine with the dogs - no problems at all. Mostly she ignores them, but outside she'll try to join in the chase games. Running around with Frankie: I take her back to the shelter this week. I am hoping her shelter time is short. She loves being around people and being in a kennel will make her very sad. She should go quick since she's small, gets along with everyone and is housetrained. Fingers crossed! One last picture of her sweetness and my crazy evil shadow:

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