If there is anyone out there contemplating adding a beautiful Elderbull to your family, this post is for you. This is a glimpse of what it would be like to live with Joanie. I’ll recount our weekend adventures, and show you just how much fun this sweet girl is!
We started Friday out in Baltimore with our good friends over at Pittieful Love – Jess & Chocko! Since Joanie’s been at my house, I’ve been avoiding pretty much any interaction with other dogs because I’m not sure what she’ll be like and I’d much rather do it in a controlled environment, not just with a random dog we find on a walk. So Jess & I set up a socialization walk down at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. We agreed upon no meet and greets, just a laid back parallel walk because Chock is working on his social skills too and we wanted to set everyone up for success. The dogs did great! For the most part they totally ignored each other while Jess and I chatted and walked them side by side in a quieter part of the harbor. I was glad to have a controlled, positive experience in close proximity to another dog. Plus catching up with Jess was awesome!
Saturday was a very busy day for me, so Joanie stayed home with my parents while I ran around all day. She is great for them – she just wanders around the house and says hi to them every once in a while, or she is dead asleep on the couch. Saturday night was her first sleepover without me, as I had an overnight event with the boyfriend. She was, again, great for them while I was away, but only after helping me get ready for the night!
Today I was finally free to give my attention back to her again. I gave her a much needed bath, which she behaved beautifully for. She wasn’t a huge fan until the toweling off part – but then she melted into a bunch of wiggles because she looooves to get petted, scratched, and massaged. She also was thrilled to show off her sparkly furs.
After the bath we celebrated her new shiney look by parading around the neighborhood. Joanie loves walks almost as much as human interaction. Joanie is – as a good friend of mine calls it – a nose with a dog attached. That is why nose work is so beneficial for her, and that is why walks in the crisp fall air are so enjoyable for the both of us. Her perfect leash skills make it that much more pleasant. Yesterday we visited a playground, and Joanie wanted to know where all the kids were to play with her?
We spent the rest of Sunday doing normal Sunday things – catching up on laundry and watching football! Joanie, of course, helped with both. She is such a good little helper (okay, maybe a better helper with the football cheering than the laundry – can’t blame her!).
See? Look how well she fits into someone’s life. She seems to be able to adapt to so much, especially when she receives just as much affection as she gives out. Joanie is an extremely special dog, and whoever ends up with her will be very lucky!
For more information on adopting Joanie, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or head over to the Jasmine’s House website and fill out an application.