I have been having a blast! Champ and I must have played on the floor for an hour yesterday. My foster mom kept saying, ‘No!’ ‘Stop that!’ You’re going to get hurt!’ Watch out for the cast!’ but I didn’t care. We rolled around, played with toys, jumped over tables and couches and shared a treat together. Buddy sat on the edge of the couch and watched us like we were crazy the whole time. He is much smaller, he may be afraid Champ and I would mistake him for a squeaky toy.
Champ left for work with my foster dad late morning so Buddy and I took a nap. Mom changed the sock over my cast and it didn’t seem to bother me. I also had a treat to keep me busy.
If my family doesn’t ask me if I need to go out when I need to, I start talking so they start asking me questions. When they ask if I want to got out, I cue the loud voice and bark. That has been working well.
In the afternoon, I jumped onto mom and dad’s bed. No one shooed me off. I think I heard something like, “How did she get up there with a broken leg?” They looked at me and didn’t say a thing. Having a broken leg is definitely an advantage. Who would tell a dog to get off the bed with a broken leg? Definitely not these people.
I go to my kennel for bed at 9 pm every night and I wake up between 6-7 am. When I wake up, I start talking to let everyone know that I want out ASAP. I bounce out of the kennel with lots of energy and I make my rounds throughout the house to say good morning to everyone I can find. I then have my breakfast followed by my medicine. This is becoming a familiar routine and it isn’t so bad. I just don’t understand why people do not have the energy I have!
Another thing I have learned: I cannot sneak up on anyone. I have heard more than a few times, ‘Here comes Lula in her high heels.’ The cast needs to go.
Have a great day! I am sharing a photo of me on mom and dad’s bed.
Last night I slept in a crate. I whimpered a little bit as I fell asleep but I closed my eyes and began snoozing within 10 minutes. My human foster sister slept next to me on her bed so I wouldn’t be scared.
I woke up at 4 am when my foster dad got home from work but I stayed in my kennel and rested comfortably until 6:30 am, and then I was up for the day! I had my medicine, ate my food and went out to do my business.
We took some more short walks today. I am going to be a fantastic walking companion once I am completely healed. I am very relaxed when I walk and I don’t pull, but I do tend move a little faster when I see or smell something that interests me. As I strolled by the other dogs in the neighborhood, I gave them a friendly bark and let them know that if I could break free from the leash, I would totally play and roll around in the grass with them. I think my foster mom would freak out if I tried to escape! We had a great time on our walk and I am happy my foster brother Buddy joined me.
My foster mom discovered that I actually talk. When I am lounging in my bed I will stretch or roll over and just chat away. I also do this when I am sleeping. This is a very charming part of my character. 🙂
I am beginning to settle in nicely. I am not fighting sleep as much and I discovered that the big couch is a great place to rest my sore leg and sweet little face (no, seriously, I am that cute!). I have more interest in my toys and food than I did yesterday and I am resting more in my bed than the floor when I am out of the kennel.
Following my dog foster brothers, I am great about letting my foster family know when I need to go potty. I am thoroughly enjoying my medications wrapped in cream cheese and roast beef. Mmmmm, sooooo good!
I do miss my furry friends at the shelter, especially that sweet old pug, but I am adjusting well in my new home. It is a busy place and we are all enjoying each other quite a bit.
Off to bed! Here are some more pictures from today!
When I met my foster family, my broken limb had just been re-set in a beautiful pink and glitter splint. I was still a bit sedated, staring off into the distance, drooling on the floor and very slowly swaying back and forth on my hind legs.
Once we got to the car, I easily and happily jumped into the backseat. I sat in my bed during the ride and spent my time looking out the window. I absolutely loved being on the highway. I couldn’t help but smile with the breeze on my face. On the side streets, I was not a fan of following the rules of the road. I began to whimper a little bit when we stopped at a red light or stop sign. I definitely enjoy speed!
When we got to my foster home, I was very curious. I went to every room I could and sniffed every corner. I ventured out for 3 mini-walks to check out the area and met some of my dog and people neighbors. I was so happy exploring the grass and checking out the area. I also met my two dog foster brothers, Buddy, a Pomeranian, and Champ, a pit bull/shepherd/boxer mix who also goes to work with my foster dad as a state police K9. We are all getting along well and enjoy each other’s company.
I noticed that people come and go through the front door quite frequently. I would sit and stare at the door or sit by the window for 10-15 minutes to see if they would come back. Everyone came back eventually, but I am curious to know where everyone goes.
At dinner time, I noticed my canine brothers do not have any manners. They will sit and stare at the dinner table waiting for a juicy morsel. However, I learned quickly where the treat cabinet is. Every time we go out and do our business, we get a treat. When we sit and stay we get a treat. Excellent, I have both of these down to a science.
I have been fighting sleep all day; there is just too much going on and so many new things to check out. I am starting to get tired so I am going to find a cozy place the rest. So far so good. Let’s see what tomorrow brings…
Thanks for joining me on this adventure!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton