Okay, it’s time to make a confession. I’m really starting to slack in the “getting Otis adopted” category. Not intentionally – and I haven’t done enough fostering to know if this is normal or not – but Otis seems to fit so perfectly in our family that oops! I forget he’s not supposed to be here.
I think what’s done it for me is watching him interact with my parents. It totally melts my heart when I catch my mom working on tricks with him, or hear my dad talking to him in the other room. Coming home to Otis on Monday and hearing about his weekend together with “Foster G”, as my mom now refers to herself as (precious, right?), was so sweet. If it didn’t mean quitting fostering, I’d totally consider keeping him in our family.
But what you always have to tell yourself is: if he fits so well in my family, it means he can fit even better in someone else’s. Let me run through some of the things about Otis that make ME want to adopt him, in hopes it will make someone else want to adopt him too.
– He is the world’s greatest snuggler. I’m currently typing this with his head snuggled under my arm. He’s snoring, but that’s okay because he is so cute and peaceful.
– He’s elated whenever you come home. It’s like he hasn’t seen you in weeks. If you’ve ever wanted to feel really special, Otis will take care of that for you.
– His yawn sounds kind of like a wimpy sea lion rawr. It’s the best thing to hear first thing in the morning if you ask me.
– He makes the most ridiculous faces. I’m talking laugh-out-loud funny sort of faces.
– He is perfect when he stays home alone. Perfect! Snoozes the whole day.
– His face is ultra squishable, and he will happily receive endless nose kisses. It really helps for when you get those cravings for dog affection (okay, or maybe that’s just me. . .).
– He’s up for any adventure if it means hanging out together. “It doesn’t matter where I’m going just as long as I’m with you.”
– He can cheer you up in an instant just by zoomie-ing around the yard like it’s the best day he’s ever had.
– He catches on to things quickly, and once he settles in he eagerly tries to please. This helps a lot with training!
– His leash skills are impeccable. Everyone thinks he would be a nightmare to walk because he is so big, but it’s like walking a cloud.
– He is downright the goofiest dog I’ve ever met.
See. He’s great. He’s so great. I don’t even know how to convey that as much as I want to without sounding like a crazy fostermama. His wimpy personality is holding him back a little bit from finding the perfect family because he’s got to be an only-dog and only-child, but we know there is a lucky someone out there to be his forever home. It will just take some time, and we’re okay with that – because, like I said, he is perfect here.
For more information on adopting Honey Bunches of Otis, go to his Adopt Me page to learn more about him and how to get in touch.