Bash Chocolate Labrador Retriever Male 6 Years Old ID #3216

February 29, 2024

Well yesterday started off great.  I got lots of love from my little humans and they keep wishing me good luck at my surgery.

I had no idea what that meant but was happy for the extra love! I happily got into the car and happily went into the Vet (they have yummy treats there!).

I went to sleep and woke up with a giant cone on my head!! Boy I was not happy, and was ‘Bashing’ all around.  The vet ladies had to take my cone off so I didn’t hurt myself. When I got home, foster mom gave me some calming medicine which really helped and I almost slept the entire night.  I had a nightmare I was wearing a cone but woke up and found out it was real! Eeek!  Luckily for foster mom, I relented pretty easily and went back to bed.

Today I’ve been sleeping most of the day. Foster mom is even working from the floor to lay with me so I can have a break from the cone. How nice of her!Chocolate Labrador Retriever

In other news, prior to my surgery I’ve learned to sleep in until almost 7:00 AM.  Foster mom is very happy about that. I’m successfully eating food out of my bowl (with a little help from some shredded cheese sprinkled in).  I still need to learn some more manners on the leash.  When I see people and pets I really really really want to say hi.  I’m a very strong boy and foster mom wishes I didn’t pull so hard.  If there’s no people or pets coming my way, I’m a perfect gentleman on the leash.

I can’t wait to heal up and meet my furever family soon!

February 23, 2024

I am happy to report that I am down 6lbs!  I’m getting neutered on Wednesday so I just had my check up at the vet, and they said I’m doing great. Thanks to my foster family for giving me lots of healthy walks.  Once I’m healed from my neutering, I’ll be ready for adoption!Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Yesterday I got to pick up my human kids from school.  I was so happy to see them and meet many people and dogs along the way.

I’m such a good boy on the leash now, I barely pull anymore.

I still haven’t ventured onto my dog bed, but my foster dad tries to show me how to use it.Chocolate Labrador Retriever

My foster family put my crate away, they said I don’t need it as I’m house trained and do not chew on anything but my dog bones.

My favorite thing to do is lay around the house and wait for belly rubs.Chocolate Labrador Retriever

February 20, 2024

Hi everyone, Bash here. I thought I’d check in and give everyone an update on how I’m doing. I’m doing great! I made a list of some things I like and don’t like for my future adoptive family.

Things I like:

  • Attention
  • Belly rubs
  • Bones/treats (especially salmon flavored)
  • Walks
  • Being in the same room as my foster mom/dad

Things I don’t like:

  • Dogs on TV
  • Vacuum
  • Dog toys
  • My crate

February 18, 2024Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Happy weekend everyone! We got more snow last night so I got to play a bit in it today before it all melted.

I was such a good boy today. I let my foster family know every time I had to go out to potty and I even let them know when I was hungry! Foster mom has been working really hard on getting me comfortable eating out of my bowl. For the first few days I would only eat off the floor, now I eat most of my food out of my bowl! But I still need foster mom by my side while I eat.

I got a new bone today which I really enjoyed.Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Today I got to watch my foster family do some strange things. I learned about yoga and saw an indoor putting green.  I just rested while they did these human things.

My foster family says whoever gets to adopt me is going to hit the jackpot.  😊

February 17, 2024

I’ve discovered that belly rubs are my absolute favorite thing.  Any chance I get, I’ll ask for one.

Today my foster family left me alone for almost an hour.  I just slept while they were gone but I was so happy when they returned.

February 15, 2024

I’m settling in so nicely at my foster home.Chocolate Labrador Retriever

My foster family is so proud of me. I’ve had no accidents in the house yesterday or today and have not jumped on any furniture or people. I’m trying hard to be a good boy.

I’m getting a lot of exercise to try to lose some of these extra pounds.  After I get back from my walks, I’m exhausted!Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Some new things I experienced today were a 1. The tantrum of a 5 year old (I just slept through it), 2. a very barky little dog who tried to get in my face (I did not react but wanted to get away from it), 3. A kid rode right past me on a bicycle (I showed no reaction) and 4. I saw the mailman through the front door (I just wagged my tail, and whimpered hoping he was coming to visit me).

Have a great night!

February 14, 2024

Happy Valentine’s Day! This morning, I got my welcome box from Brookline. I loved all my new toys and treats!

Last night my foster parents let me sleep in the bedroom, and I did great.  Not a peep all night.

I’m told I’m a really smart boy. I’m already learning how to sit and shake. Chocolate Labrador RetrieverI’ve mastered going up and down the stairs. I’m still learning how to be a gentleman on the leash but I’ve already improved so much.

I had some eventful walks today. I met a lady and her teenage son. I really liked the attention they gave me. I saw a bunch of dogs on my walks too. Some I ignored, and some I really wanted to say hello to.

That’s all for now. Gotta get back to enjoying some belly rubs from my foster family!

February 13, 2024

Today was my first full day at my foster parent’s house.  This morning my human foster siblings introduced me to something called TV.  It was very odd, but I watched for a bit.Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Foster mom let me play in the snow, and when we got home, I let her dry me up including lifting my paws. Chocolate Labrador RetrieverThen I took turns laying at foster mom and foster dad’s feet while they worked. Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Foster mom tried to give me a peanut butter Kong but I didn’t know what to do with that.

I am really loving all members of my foster family; I follow them everywhere so I’m not left out!

February 12, 2024Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Hi everyone, Bash here!  Today my world was turned upside down when a nice lady picked me up from the farm, took me to the vet, then took me to meet my foster mom.  The nice lady and my new foster mom attempted to give me a bath but I thought it would be more fun to keep getting out of the dog wash station. When you are 108 lbs it is easy to get your way.

On my way to my foster home, my foster mom rolled down the windows a bit and man did I LOVE that! I really wanted to sit in the front seat of the car but the passenger indicator kept beeping; the car thought a person was sitting in the front seat! I’m told I need to lose some weight.

My foster dad put me in the shower tonight (two baths in one day!), and after a while I realized it wasn’t so bad. I sat there and let the warm water run down my back for a while. Chocolate Labrador Retriever I did need a little help up the stairs though, as those are new to me, but going down was fine.

I’m loving my young foster siblings and my new bone too!

I even visited my crate a few times (thanks to some yummy treats). Chocolate Labrador Retriever

More to come tomorrow, I hear snow is on the way!

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