Sunday, April 11, 2010

Introducing Freckles

I know what you probably think. My last foster dog Casey was adopted over a week ago, and there has been no news of any new foster dogs. You probably think I've been lazy. Maybe you think that Ziggy has driven me to the point where I no longer want to foster. Or even worse, perhaps you think I prefer to foster cats over dogs. I want to assure you that none of that is true. Actually I have been busy with two new foster dogs this week! So busy that I didn't get time to write about them until now. So today, I want to tell you about a new foster dog that I got last week named Freckles.
Freckles is wonderful.  He is everything a puppy should be.  Sweet, cuddly, quiet, obedient, adorable, non-chewy (is that a word?), loves the other dogs.... he's perfect.

And did I mention adorable?  I love the spot over his eye, that makes it look like he has one giant eyebrow.  I like how his ears are dark brown and the rest of him is white with tiny spots.  I love how he is nothing like Ziggy - Freckles is very low maintenance. 

Freckles was turned into a local animal control facility at 8 weeks old along with his brother Buddy.  We found out about them a month later, and wanted to take both of them, but didn't have enough available foster homes, so we just took Buddy and planned to take Freckles once Buddy was adopted.  But three weeks went by, and Buddy still wasn't adopted.  At that point Freckles had been at the shelter for two months waiting to be adopted, with no luck.  He was 16 weeks old, and he'd spent the first eight weeks growing old enough to be away from his mom, and then the next eight weeks in a shelter.  We had to get him out, so one of our volunteers said she would make room for him until the foster family who had Buddy got him adopted and was able to take Freckles.  I had seen Freckles' picture, so I selfishly offered to go get him - and then selfishly offered to keep him for just a few days.  I couldn't commit to him to become my foster, because I already had Ziggy and I only foster one pit bull puppy at a time.  But just keeping him for a few days - well that should be okay.  So last week I brought him home, and immediately fell in love.  Here is Freckles greeting Chloe - another new foster dog I brought home last week (I told you I was busy!).  You can read about her in tomorrow's post. 

Freckles has been a wonderful foster dog, and he actually never made it to his next foster home.  Because yesterday at PetSmart both Freckles and Buddy were adopted to two different families!  It was like a pit bull puppy Jackpot!! 

Of course Ziggy wasn't adopted.  In fact, Ziggy wasn't even there.   I didn't have room to take him since I was taking Freckles and my other new foster dog Chloe and three cats in my very small car.  I knew he didn't have much a chance of being adopted with competition from Buddy and Freckles - both much smaller and easier than Ziggy. So Ziggy stayed home and helped my husband cut the grass.  And then he relaxed in his favorite spot at the top of the stairs.  I think he's beginning to look a little TOO comfortable here.  I really need to find him a home soon!


Pibble said...

He's so darned cute! I'm so happy to hear that both Freckles and Buddy were adopted.

Now, if we can get Ziggy into rehab... But seriously, people are overlooking a great dog. If only I didn't have four already. Ziggy is so cute. I'm sure he's well-behaved for a beer-drinking dog, too. :) Just look at that mug - I mean - face! (Hey, I didn't say "frosty mug.")

C'mon, Zig. Kill 'em with your good looks and charm!

Frankie Furter said...

Wow, what a very successful day for you!! Two adoptions. Congratulations

Kari in WeHo said...

Freckles is adorable! I can see why he was snatched up

JackDaddy said...

Well, I was just expecting the worst but then I saw that there were lots of adoptions, so I am very happy to be wrong in my expectations!! :)

Anonymous said...

Wowee! Freckles is just filled up with sweetness and adorableness. Somehows I'm not surprised he got adopted so super duper fast. And yippee for Chloe, too! (Did you know my mom and dad thought about naming *me* Chloe?)

Wiggles & Wags,

the booker man said...

gratsers freckles and buddy on your forever homes!! :)
the booker man

havetailwillwag said...

freckles is too cute for words!!! omg i never knew that pit pups were so so so adorable!! and umm... maybe zigs has already found his forever home.. with.. you...? :)

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Goodness, Freckles is so cute! It's no surprise he was adopted so quickly. Now about Ziggy.... LOL!

Shannon and the Gang

Martine said...

Freckles is so cute!!!!!!

BerniceK said...

Laurie! You should have called me - I would have come to your house and picked up Ziggy myself.

Schwang said...

He's so cute. No wonder he was snatched up so quickly.