Thursday, July 7, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thanks for visiting.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
My fosters just thought that I should report this.
Last night while my best buddy Stormy Sky (irony here) and I were walking our people through the valley a pop-up thunderstorm hit. We just so happened to be at the far end of our walk when suddenly the lightening started popping. Thankfully we are in a valley with LOTS of old-growth tall pines and hardwoods so we aren't the best lightning rods around. We walked faster to get home but my foster sister also called home to get us picked up by Mom's taxi and out-a-there.
After we got home the lightening really started booming very near our house. The rain came too (yea, we really needed that). We lost power as well for a bit. Then it finally calmed down.
Why is this story cool. Because my foster dad took note that both on the walk and in the house when the lightening was FLASHING and the thunder was BOOMING I was unfazed and remained calm, cool, and collected. I never reacted. They were so happy by this one more example of what makes me a great companion.
Just thought I'd share.
Interested? Remember, put in your application (link below) to BBR.
Monday, June 13, 2011
One additional item of note. I am actually living in Upper Alabama (Huntsville area) and not in Montgomery AL where Petfinder has "An adoptable dog in Montgomery, AL" listed for Bama Bully Rescue . That may help you see me if you are near my home.
See you soon?
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Oh, and after investigating, my fosters are thinking I am some kind of American Bulldog mix. That's just a guess though. No matter what, I am a good, and handsome, boy, eh?
So, I am ready to come home (with you?).
Make sure you have your Online Adoption Form filled out from Bama Bully Rescue!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Next thing we plan is VIDEO. I'm sure I'll be a star in no time. Hollywood, where do I sign?
OK, there's nothing left to soap up folks!
It's about time we finish this task I think.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
My foster dad finally got a few belly shots of me. I love to lay on my back and get belly rubs... or just sleep. Plus these show the contortionist that I am. I can do a good pretzel imitation. I sure ain't "muscle bound". Ha!
That's why we could not get her in the picture above.
She is deaf and just would not listen!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Well, it has been awhile since I wrote so here's an update. Plus new photos are below, but only if you promise to read my progress report first. Deal?
I have been progressing along nicely as I've settled into my foster family. Here's the updates:
1. I have gradually established a truce with the family cat. That Cat hisses at me when I get too interested. I don't know why, doesn't she know I'm still a puppy and curiosity is natural? Anyway, with my foster family's help, I've been learning to give That Cat space that she thinks she needs.
2. My neuter surgery has healed up very nicely, no problems with that.
3. I've discovered this great new mystery... they call 'em the 13-year Cicada's. There are literally 1000's of them in our rural, old-growth tree filled valley. Their collective noise drowns out all other sounds, it is deafening. They are so fascinating and I sure can be very distracted by them. Plus, they taste so good... yum. Sadly though they only show up every 13 years, that's too long to wait don't you think?
4. My foster dad has been taking my buddy Stormy Sky and me on long walks throughout the valley. That has helped burn some of my energy off. That plus...
5. Stormy Sky and I have been rasslin' a WHOLE BUNCH. It sure is good for me and her too. We are both very quiet when we do so. We both have so much fun. I let her think she wins even though we know better. It helps keep us from being bored and getting into other trouble.
6. I get to run free some times also to chase a Kong. That is so much fun. And usually I am very good about bringing it back. I very easily give it up to my human. I am not clingy or stingy about giving it, or my other things like rawhide chews or rope-chews, up to humans.
7. I am patient when awaiting my food bowel. I will sit as commanded and when released I slowly go for my food.
8. I spend much less time in my crate now because I've demonstrated I can be such a good boy in the home. Usually I have to go in now whenever my humans must leave the house. When I am sent to the crate I have become very good about going right in with no reluctance.
9. I have performed very well sleeping next to my foster daddy's side of the bed with my pillow and bedding. I don't get up and roam. I sleep well through the night.
10. As for house training I have only had a couple "accidents". But my fosters blame themselves. They say I have been so good about doing my business outside that they got complacent a few time and whoops.... Otherwise they tell me I am great. I don't have to mark my territory, even outside. Usually I go #1 right away and then I am done! They think that's great, especially if it is raining.
11. I hear that I will be available for adoption sometime in early/mid June. Get your applications in now! Don't miss out. Oh, and in case you are wondering, my foster family would love to keep me but they are at their current limit for canine's who can own them. Plus they think I could use more room to run than they have readily available at their home. I love to chase Kongs/tennis balls. And finally, they say I am so good that transitioning me into the right home should be a breeze.
OK, with no further ado... here's the new pictures!
Maybe besides Pit Bull I have some Great Dane in my lineage?
I'm trying my stealth tactic for getting up on the couch where I am not allowed.
Yea, it was funny for them, Stormy tolerated it, but it still did not work.
So, to keep her playing with me, I relented.
Thanks y'all for coming and checking on me. Now, back to rasslin'!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Well, it has been some time since y’all have heard from me and boy a lot has happened. The biggest “event” was surviving the Alabama tornadoes on Wednesday 27 April. Thankfully my foster family, our community, and I were not in the path of any tornado. We had some wind and rain but were spared of any damage. After the storms we did lose cell service for one-and-a-half days, power for two-and-a-half days, but our water kept working (yea!). As of 30 April we now have full internet service. Our friends across the river in Huntsville are still out of power as of the night of 30 April. So we are very thankful to have our power back and HOT WATER for our foster family to shower. We appreciate the ongoing prayers and volunteer efforts by so many. They are needed.
What a week, another big event (to me) was that on Monday the 25th I was neutered and micro-chipped. That neutering part was no fun. I sure was woozy afterwards but I did not want to sit or lay down. So I did a lot of standing and leaning on my foster daddy. I even tried to sleep standing with my head in his lap. It was kind of silly but that’s me. I spent that night trying to sleep with a Cone of Shame around my head. That was NO FUN. But after that my fosters were nice and gave me the chance to be good without it. I passed that test with flying colors. I’ve not chewed up my stitches and am healing very nicely.
I have even started sleeping outside my crate next to my fosters bed. I sleep beside Heather Belle, am not restless or noisy, and can stretch right out much more than in the crate (even though it is big).
My fosters say that I continue to leash walk very well. I am much less skittish and more confident. Being away from the shelter environment has been so good for me. I am a very good boy.
Another neat event was the arrival of my Bama Bully Rescue gift package. Boy was I excited. Pictures and story are below. Thank you BBR, Garland, and all those who donated to make it possible.
Which brings me to the final event. In the BBR package was a neat dog collar with Snoopy portraits on it. One of my foster family sisters is nicknamed Snoopy so I am wearing it proudly. Plus it led to my new name. You may know that I was tagged with the name Ricky at the shelter but my fosters had the opportunity to give me a permanent name based on my personality. At Snoopy’s suggestion I am now Charlie Brown. My foster family’s dogs all have two names so this works out perfectly. One funny note, for awhile they considered calling me George, as in Curious George! I am very curious so that name would have fit me too. But….
I am happy to meet you, I am now Charlie Brown.
Without further yapping on my part, here’s some recent pictures!
[NOTE: Remember, all my pics can be seen larger by clicking on them.]
fiber in her being wanting to come down and get that rope. HA!
Look at silly Heather Belle sticking her tongue out for my treat. Silly girl.
Notice how good I am at sitting.
Even Sparky the mixed retriever/beagle is in the hallway.
Sparky is still not sure about me. But we are becoming friends too.
My friend Stormy Sky is the blue and white girl and has really become a great rasslin' partner.
Stormy needs to burn off energy and so do I. It's a beautiful thing.