Charlie Bear here. It’s my turn now. Mom’s been doing all the talking (about rescue/foster/adoption, how to add a rescue dog to your household, and what “issues” rescue dogs might come with). All good things to know, but I want to explain my side of the story.
First, it’s true. I had some “issues” when I first came to live here. Hey, wouldn’t you if you’d been living on the streets trying to fend off other dogs for every morsel of food you could find? And then there were those guys in khaki uniforms that tried to catch me to put me in a box in their truck. I evaded them by running fast, but it made me wary of being touched. And then there was an issue with spinning and snapping at myself (due to a mass of dried matter on my rear end which hurt like heck).
Anyway, sure, I had issues. Hey, think about it. When two people get married today, don’t they bring baggage (or issues) into a relationship? Don’t they posture for position in the bathroom, decide who’s going to cook and clean, who’s going to write the bills and pay the rent? Don’t they learn how to live together harmoniously? Same with dogs in a new household.
Anyway, enough with the soapbox. I’m here to give you my perspective on things. I’ve been in my new home more than a year now and I’m just over two years old, so I think that gives me the right to say I know it all. Therefore, I have decided I have a moniker: Y2K. Stands for Year-2-Know-it-All. That’s me.
At first, when I came to live here, I couldn’t believe these people really wanted me. And besides that, I was on a two-week probation to see if it would all work out. I should have been on my best behavior, but I wasn’t. I attacked the resident big dog Rex the very first day. What was I thinking!
Anyway, these new Peeps as I came to call them, were patient with me. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s my cuteness (I’ve learned to work it).
We’ll go into more in Part Two. For now, Mom Peep and I have this thing going. Tell us about your rescue/adoption or foster experience in the comments. And then send us a photo of your rescue/adopted dog(s) and Mom will put it on a future blog post. Send the pic to: email@example.com.
Mom says Hi and Hugs,
and from me, Woofs and Wiggles,
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