Abigail Yellow Labrador Retriever Female 5 Years Old
I went on my first hike today to the park, and I just loved it. I got to do so many new things, like wade into a creek and smell all kinds of new stuff. My foster parents said I walked over a mile with them, which seems like a long way, but I didn’t really have any trouble keeping up with my foster sister.
I also met a bunch of new dogs. At first, I was a little hesitant to have them approach me (I certainly wasn’t going to make the first move!), but I stayed calm and let the sniffing commence. With the second and third wave of new dogs, I grew more and more confident … or, maybe, just a less and less apprehensive.
Later, my foster parents went out for a bit and left me with my foster brother, with resident Freda on the other side of a baby gate. I’ve been getting a little frisky lately when this happens, but honestly, I was so tired, I slept most of the day. By the time my foster parents got home, I had had a nice nap and was ready for more activity. I mean, who knew I would actually start to like all this exercise stuff—leash walking, running around in the yard, trail hiking?
Anyway, I guess its time to start thinking about what kind of family I would like to live with. Certainly, I am digging the leash walking and am not as much of a couch potato as when I first got here, so maybe someone who likes some company around the neighborhood? And maybe someone willing to show me the ropes, so to speak? I still need someone to prod me a bit, to let me know what is safe to approach and sniff on my own. This whole big world beyond the farm I grew up on is still so new to me, and I get unsure at times. But I do want to explore—really, I do!
My foster parents had some little humans visit them a week ago. They were pretty small, but big enough to be walking on two legs. I wasn’t really sure what to do around them. They were a bit loud and active for my tastes, if I am honest. I guess bigger little humans could work out, but the smaller ones who speak with loud voices, they stress me out a little.
What about another dog in the house? I really have enjoyed the time I have spent with my foster brother and sister. They’ve been really generous with me and have shared their toys and stuff. It would be nice to live with another resident. Then again, I really love to sit on the couch with my humans and rest my head in their laps. Foster dad says I snore when I do this to him. So, another dog in the house? Could be an option. Or I just shimmy my way into a home as a solo dog. Either way, I guess.
It will be hard to leave this comfortable arrangement I have somehow lucked into. I might be sad for a little bit; foster dad says he will be, too. But he also said that whatever family I get to live with will be really lucky to have a snuggly love bug like me. That does make me feel better.
My foster parents put together a photo album of all of my pictures. They said I am a beautiful “model” and they love taking photos of me!
PS: Look at this way cool box of goodies I got from the nice people at Brookline
This is me and my foster dad. I especially like him
Abby is somewhat of a shy timid girl right now. All of this living inside with people is new to her but she is the absolute sweetest thing in the world. She does not have a mean bone in her body and she gets along just fine with our resident two labs. When we all hang out in the family room Abby will go in the crate and chill in there, however at bedtime she now wants to be with her humans and fur pals. Last night was the first night we let her sleep in the bedroom and all went well. She slept on the floor right next to the open bedroom door. This breeder girl does not know what a soft dog bed is 🙁 For now she prefers to lie on the hardwood floors. She also has not discovered furniture yet 😉
Abigail is eating well and enjoying meal times. She has not had a potty accident at all in the house which is pretty incredible, however she hasn’t gotten down the potty while out on a leash-walk thing yet. She will. She does go out in the yard and takes care of her business. In time, the more she gets her leash walks with her fur siblings I’m sure she will figure it all out.
Today Abby is being spayed. We know she will be uncomfortable for a few days when she gets home but we also know that it is for the best and if we could only tell her that this means NO MORE puppies for you sweet girl 💜
May we introduce Abigai, after Abigail Adams, widely considered THE First Lady of the United States, and a close confidant of both John and John Quincy Adams. (for a Fourth of July theme)!
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