Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dog Update

Gizmo has been adopted!  He is now living with a family with six kids, another dog and a cat!  I can only imagine the mischief he will be able to get into with that crew.  It's a wonderful family and I think he'll be very happy.

Huey was also adopted!  He was the only puppy to get adopted this past weekend, but hopefully the others will have better luck this coming weekend.  Donald, Daisy, Dewey and Louie are starting to grow a lot, and starting to develop their own personalities now.  Donald and Dewey are the two cuddle-bugs.  They just want belly rubs and attention.  Daisy and Louie are too busy running around and playing tug to stop for cuddles.  They're into everything!

Bunny is still doing about the same.  She continues to enjoy the outdoors, and continues to take treats from me, but still doesn't like to be petted.

When I first fostered Tulsa as a puppy several years ago, my husband really didn't care for her.  So I am really enjoying the fact that she's improved so much that he actually asked to foster her!  Since he's still living at our old house with our dogs Remi and Noelle, I didn't expect him to ever want to foster another dog.  But several times while he was here at the cabin he commented on how much Tulsa has improved, and eventually said he'd like to take her to his house to foster!  So last week Tulsa moved back to our old house, where she's doing great with Remi and Noelle.  We're still trying to find her a permanent adoptive home, and I'll still be taking her to adoption events, but in the meantime it's nice to know she's somewhere that she is doing so well.

And then there's Ziggy.  I'm very happy that he's back, but he told me today that he's ready to go back and live with his second mom again.  He's talking about the trainer who has been fostering him and working with him for several weeks.  She's awesome, but I told Ziggy that she might not want him to come back again.  He said that was ridiculous.  So we'll see.  We've been trying to learn how to do agility weave poles, and I may have been pushing him too hard, because he says that she's more fun than I am. So now I'm determined to change that, and we'll be going for another river walk soon - one of Ziggy's favorite things!

Roxy is still continuing with her Canine Good Citizen classes.  She's learned to lie down on command and is doing very well with her stay command.  Around here she's doing much better too - she doesn't follow me everywhere, and will lay down across the room instead of having to be touching me constantly.  She's such a great dog, and I really enjoy fostering her.

You may have noticed that there have been several dogs leaving here recently (Phil, Gizmo, Tulsa, etc) and not so many dogs coming in.  There's a deaf dog in Memphis that I'm hoping to foster soon, so I want to leave some room for him.  And since Roxy had no one to play with, I also brought home Toby for a short visit.  I fostered Toby a few months ago, and then he moved to another foster home for awhile.  He'll be going back to that foster home again soon, but for now he's taking a short vacation with me.  He's a great dog, but he has so much energy that it's difficult to get him to ever calm down.  This is probably the main reason he hasn't been adopted yet.  He goes to adoption events every week, and hopefully his turn will come soon!


Ashton Keenan said...

So glad to hear about Tulsa, i love and miss her very much! Im glad someone else (your husband) feels the same!

Cupcake said...

Thanks for the update. I'm so glad everyone is doing well.

My dear, sweet Bunny. I have a special place in my heart for her. Please tell her I'm thinking of her and sending her good wishes. You have helped her so much. I hope the day will come when she realizes how nice it is to be petted.

Looking forward to knowing more about your future deaf foster.

Kari in WeHo said...

Hooray for the adoptions and good news with Tulsa!


Pibble said...

Love the updates, love the adoptions, and LOVE THAT ZIGGY!

Bailey said...

Looks like a full plate even with the adoptions.

Anonymous said...

Nice update and so glad some of your fosters have found homes. I really like hearing about Tulsa- I have a place in my heart for ACD- we adopted our first last summer and couldn't ask for a more loving dog even though she was abused she has learned that humans are capable of loving her- she now sleeps between my husband and I when she gets lonely during the night. Please keep us updated on Tulsa even though she is at your other house.
Donna of NC

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

WOW! You must feel almost like you're on vacation!

I'll take one of each...Ziggy, Roxy and Toby. Between the three of them they should be able to keep Stumpy in line.

Seriously, though... do you thik Ziggy has formed an attachment to his trainer? I can't tell if your joking, half joking or entirely serious.

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

OH! and YAY for bringing hubby over to the dark side! That didn't take too long...

Tucker The Crestie said...

So glad to get an update on everyone. I don't remember Gizmo - he is TOO adorable!

ForPetsSake said...

You've got your hands full! Glad you've had some adoptions and Tulsa is winning over your hubby ;)

Kirsten (Peaceful Dog) said...

What a cast of characters! What a cast of characters. I am glad to hear about Tulsa--those cattle dogs sure are a handful, to put it kindly :) But so irresistible. Keep up the good work!

Dog Foster Mom said...

Cyndi & Stumpy - I think Ziggy forms very short-term attachments to anyone who has food (the attachment ends when the food is gone). And I'm completely serious! But I did think he might be happier there because she has a better setup for a dog like him. He got to go to a lot of places and do more. Here he's stuck in his crate a lot more because he resource guards around the other dogs a lot. I had hoped that the trainer formed an attachment to him! :-D He's still with me for now though!