Today I planned to post my first home shot video. But I didn’t have time to edit it. You see, we have a new foster dog in the house. And a foster dog trumps professional-looking video.
I thought you’d agree.
Never Foster a Dog Without…
1. Paper towels and rags. Lots and lots of paper towels and rags.
2. An exercise pen or baby gates.
3. Extra food and water bowls.
4. A camera for taking lots of cute pictures.
5. Toys that your own dog doesn’t like.
6. Lots of extra room in the house.
7. The ability to say good bye without crying.
8. More time than you know what to do with.
9. An open heart. And if you have that, you don’t really need 1-8 at all.
Chérie will be with us for a couple weeks for “confidence-building.” She’s a very sweet 1 1/2 year old who loves to cuddle and wags to beat the band. She’s calm and gentle meeting other dogs.
Nice bonus–she’s house trained.
Certain things make her nervous: rolling wheels, piles of stones in the dark, a turned up floor mat. But I think with a gentle person at her side, she’ll blossom into a confident little girl.
She has the face and coat of a Beagle. But she has mottled black spots and one blue eye that reminds me of an Australian Shepherd.
For now, we’re keeping the foster and Honey separated as Cherie was spayed yesterday morning. We’ve gotta give a girl time to heal.
Chérie will make one lucky Ithaca family a very good friend.
Name a Dog Who Inspires You; Win a Pet Portrait
Yesterday I announced that SureFlap Microchip Pet Doors is looking to name their new dog mascot. And they want to name him for an inspirational dog. Click here or on the terrier in the right column to name the dog who inspires you for a chance to win a custom pet portrait. And hurry. The contest ends August 17.
What’s the one thing you’d absolutely need to foster a dog? Or the thing you most wished you had when fostering?