so in love with life! My ultimate joy comes from people; spending
time with them is pure bliss. When my foster mom comes down the
stairs in the morning, I can hardly contain myself. ďSheís here,
have been blessed with an amazing foster family. The family includes
three children Ö added bliss! Sometimes we play a bit, but when
theyíre busy with homework, you can find me lying on the floor
right next to them.
out my fancy wagon! Itís a comfy spot and provides me an
opportunity to see the world with my foster family. The wagon is
helpful because, you see, I have a permanent disability; my back and
rear legs are paralyzed as the result of a spinal injury. The
paralysis doesnít stop me from pursuing what I can of life, but it
does require extra care from my family.
further explain, I was very recently rescued. One day while I was
lying outside at the rescue, I was feeling uncomfortable, unhappy,
and simply overwhelmed with life. Then, a very nice lady (I found out
later she was a volunteer from As Good as Gold) came up and started
talking to me with soft kindness in her voice. She took me with her
and then found a foster family to take me in. My foster family and I
certainly have bonded. My ultimate goal, though, is to find my
forever home. Or, perhaps, it will be my next foster or
Iím feeling more comfortable, especially after meeting with a vet.
My coat was causing me all sorts of itchiness and simply unbearable
discomfort. He provided a plan to clear it up -- phew! He also
started me on medication for a urinary tract infection (UTI); boy,
that infection can make a doggie feel sickly.
work around the paralysis in my own way, plus certainly, my foster
family provides substantial support. My next family would assist me
as I go through the physical therapy that will likely strengthen my
front legs. Stronger front legs will hopefully improve my use of a
wheelchair. (Yes, the plan is for me to have a wheelchair: Iíll be
able to get around better!) Currently I scoot and hop to get where
Iím going. In fact, when the As Good as Gold volunteer came to
visit the other day, I was so excited that I hopped like a rabbit
towards her car! When I got to her, I commenced the famous golden
lean-in for hugs and pets.
house trained and scoot to the door when I need to go out. But, due
to my injury and the current UTI, I donít always make it outside in
time. Getting excited often leads me to lose bladder control, too.
Itís because of this that I always wear a diaper while in the
house. Iím a pretty little guy, 43 pounds, which I believe makes
assisting a bit easier.
stuffed animals, and chew bones are pleasant pastimes. Being around
other dogs is kinda cool, too! The dogs next door and I sat on
opposite sides of the fence the other day and simply sniffed the air.
It was the doggie equivalent of a chat Ö a sniffy chat, you might
the day, I hop around the house following foster mom. I like to see
what sheís doing, especially when itís food related, and, of
course, I want to be near her. Each evening foster dad and I lie on
the floor together and watch TV. He rubs my tummy as I wriggle and
then lean in for more petting and massaging. If his hand stops, I paw
at him as a gentle reminder that itís snuggle time.
foster family and the volunteers who have met me think Iím a sweet,
affectionate, and happy boy who would make a great companion for
someone who can devote time and care to me with a big dollop of love
added in! Iíd promise to love you back with all of my puppy heart.