More About Johnnie Cash!

Enough about Johnnie’s past – from here on out we’re going to celebrate who she is now and how bright her future looks!

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Johnnie Cash is a little bit over a year old. She’s smart as a whip from what I can tell, learning both “sit” and “down” in the shelter without much effort. She’s picking up quickly on some of the rules of the house, like sitting before she goes out the door and staying off the bed and couches (though she’s not happy about it).

There’s not a person we’ve met that she doesn’t like, and most people are absolutely thrilled with her overly exuberant greetings – though we are working hard to get her to stop jumping up on people! At only about 40 pounds, it’s tough to tell her no to jumping sometimes when she’s covering your face in slobbery kisses.

She absolutely lives for toys and sticks. While she’s pretty food motivated, she’ll do almost anything for a good rope toy. It makes play time fun because she’ll work to receive her toys. Right now we’re only practicing sit and down, but in the future I hope to add some tricks and sharper skills to her repertoire!

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Johnnie Cash would be a fabulous dog for pretty much anyone looking to add an active, happy puppy to their life. She’ll excel with positive training so she can be learn desired behaviors. She can be sensitive, especially around big scary things like school buses and garbage trucks, so her adopter should be excited to do training classes with her and to help build her confidence.

Johnnie gets along well with most other dogs. I haven’t figured out what it is about the dogs she decides she doesn’t like, and I probably never will, but she loves I’d say about 90% of other dogs she meets.  Johnnie will probably LOVE to find consistent friends and have play dates. Here she is playing with shelter girlfriend Diamond.

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Like I mentioned yesterday, there is no reason why this girl shouldn’t be scooped up! But as usual you can bet that we’ll share all our new adventures together until she’s gone. She’s a total goofball so I know she’ll keep us all laughing for the time being.

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If you’re interested in adopting Johnnie Cash, email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.


Can’t Get Enough of This Every Day Love

Thank you guys so much for all the sweet comments on yesterday’s post. It’s so great to hear everyone else’s stories about why they foster, how they got into it, what their favorite parts are, etc. It made me think even more about why I do it.

This picture pretty much sums up my favorite part about fostering: the bond you make with each and every dog.

How every day routine turns into unavoidable love, similar to what you feel with a dog that’s yours forever.

It’s especially easy to fall for a dog like Otis.  Is there anyone out there that you think would love Otis the way he would love them? You never know the power of sharing. . .

Have a great weekend!

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.


Hi. I’m Adoptable.

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.


Fostermama’s Big Day: Paws in the Park

To my serious dismay I have been kept home a LOT the past week. No going to work with mama because she says she has mee-tings all day. It’s just me and fostergrandpa hangin out in the house for the looooong day that fostermama is at work. Then she comes home all sleepy and curls up on the couch with me and a glass of wine so we can blog. That part I of course do not mind.

Fostermama says all this time she is spending at work is because of my blog entry about paws yesterday some event called Paws in the Park. She says its a doggie walk and festivul, and that I get to go because I’m an MCHS adoptable! Yippee! Apparently I’ll be sticking with fosterdad that day though because fostermama will be too busy running around like a crazy person making sure everything goes smoothly.

She seems a little bit nervous about this event if ya ask me. Not necessarily scared nervous, but excited nervous – kinda like I get when I think we’re heading to my favorite spot in the creek but I’m still not sure yet. She talks a lot about how she’s never done this before so she’s worried she’s forgetting something, but I told her if I’m there that’s all she’ll need! Okay, maybe not all she’ll need… but still.  For how much time she has been working on this, she HAS to be ready! Besides, it sounds like they’ve got everything lined up as best as it’s gonna get: the vendors, the rescue groups, the activities, the demos – what more can you be forgetting, mama? I told her to just point me in the direction of the hot dogs and she won’t have to worry about me, I’ll be good to go.

I’m excited to strut my stuff wearing my Adopt Me vest and bandana in front of hundreds of people – maybe I will even find my forever family?? At the very least it will be a fun afternoon hanging out with fosterdad, and after this I will get fostermama back a whole lot more. Hooray!

Plus, I hear my friends over at Jasmine’s House will be there as one of the rescue groups! If any of you DC area folks are coming to the event, be sure to make your way over to their booth to say hi and buy some of awesome Jasmine’s House merch! Then of course look for me, as I put my paws in the park.

For more information about adopting Honey Bunches of Otis, go to his Adopt Me page or email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.