Hi folks! I’ve been in foster care for about 10 days. The foster folks and their dog Buddy have been keeping things pretty low key for me. Today though they took me for my first expedition to the dog park. Wow! Was I blown away. They actually took me to this place and took my leash off and threw a ball for all of us to play with. Buddy introduced me to his good friend Cubby who is a white golden retriever. We all got along great and had a good time. I GOT TO RUN! Foster dad took some video of us. Hope you can see it on the blog but it’s on Facebook, whatever that is, he said. Bye for now. I get my teeth fixed and get tutored in three weeks. Maybe that was neutered. Anyway when that’s done foster dad says they’ll be working on a forever home for me.
(Stay tuned for a video of me running! It’s too big for this blog but we will work on getting it up because I am soooo cute)
September 28, 2017
I’m Oliver- or Oliver Twist as my friends like to call me. I was taken from a home because I wasn’t being treated to well and ended up at the York County ASPCA. I’m such a placid, calm guy. I really was a favorite of everyone at the shelter, so they knew they had to find me a good home- and that’s how I came to Brookline! They think I’m around 10 but I didn’t have the nicest life so maybe I am younger- I really lost track! My foster dad says I am so kind and gentle and get along with other dogs and don’t care too much about cats. He isn’t sure how I am around kids, but I am so gentle and loving that he said he would guess I’d do just fine.
Foster dad says I did great since my very first night- their resident dog, Buddy, sleeps on-their bed – WHAT a lucky guy! So they set up a crate for me in their bedroom. But, you know, I am an older gentleman and didn’t love that idea so I barked to let them know. Nice foster mom put my bed right next to her side of the bed. I was happy then! I moved around a few times, but generally slept well. I continue to sleep well — but I do like to jump up on their bed and try to convince foster mom she could sleep on the couch or something!
I’m eating well and going to the bathroom- but I am a quiet guy, so you need to just watch for my cues! I like to go on short walks, but I am a calm guy so don’t need tons of exercise. Foster dad says my legs are a little gimpy at times. Really, I just love to be near you all the time- if someone would just pet me that would be great. But don’t worry, I’m not in your face and will back up and give you space, too.
A few other things- I am really well behaved in the house- no chewing anything up I like short games like retrieving a tennis ball, but really I just want to be near you.
I need a vet check, but I think soon my foster parents said they will be on the hunt for my forever home!